August 25, 2017
Starting this week, we will begin converting the remaining primary and automatic subway station entrances that still have turnstiles or “high gates” to the new, modern paddle-style gates that can already be seen over much of the TTC subway network.
The new gates are fully PRESTO -enabled, and increase customer flow into and out of a station. Every converted entrance includes an accessible gate for customers, whether in a mobility device, with a stroller or trundling luggage.
It is no easy task to remove the old gates and install and test the new ones, but we have prepared a program for the 25 remaining stations that keeps your safety at the fore, and inconvenience to a minimum. Some stations will need to close early and some will close on weekends so that we can get the work done as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.
There will be lots of customer service staff and signage to help you while we undertake this work. In addition, you can find details of the affected stations with dates and travel options at ttc.ca. We have also made a video on the Official TTC YouTube Channel that explains what we are doing and why.
The end result will be that every station will be PRESTO ready. Thanks for your patience while we complete PRESTO rollout.
This weekend, Aug. 26-27, portions of the TTC subway will close on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Sat., Aug. 26 only, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth will be closed between St George and Broadview stations for bridge work on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. Shuttle buses will operate until regular service resumes the next day.
Then, on Sun., Aug. 27, Line 3 Scarborough will close from McCowan to Kennedy stations for track and infrastructure work. Shuttle buses will run. Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m.
Tamil Fest – Aug. 26-27
This year’s Tamil Fest will take over Markham Rd. from McNicoll Ave. to Passmore Ave. this weekend. Routes will divert around this event as follows:
- 102B Markham Rd buses will divert both ways via McNicoll Ave. and Tapscott Rd.
- 102C Markham Rd buses will turn back via Nashdene Rd., Dynamic Dr. and McNicoll Ave.
- 102S Markham Rd buses will divert both ways via McNicoll Ave., Tapscott Rd. and Select Ave.
As a vibrant, global city, Toronto is alive with numerous events, celebrations and festivals that impact some service for TTC customers. Up-to-date route changes and information is available on the Service Advisories page or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.
Last weekend, Line 2 was closed from Kipling to Islington stations while TTC crews completed the following crucial state-of-good-repair work:
- Replaced 2,500 ft. of rail
- Upgraded two track circuits
- Replaced two damaged speed control enclosures
- Installed 100 ft. of conduit
- Backfilled a trench dug for cable conduits with ballast
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we complete work that will make the TTC more modern, efficient and safer.
For more information on subway closures and surface diversions, visit the Service Advisories page.
Name: Swasini Sudarsan
Position: Graduate Development Leadership Program Intern, 6 months of service
6 months of service
I joined the TTC six months ago as the first Graduate Development Leadership Program Intern in Engineering, Construction and Expansion. As an engineering intern, I provide computer-aided design drafting and engineering design support to the electrical and power sections of the engineering group. I feel immensely proud and passionate about the work I do. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the transit industry, so this has been a very exciting opportunity for me. I’ve found that the TTC is all about opportunity and perhaps the most diverse and inclusive organization that I have come across so far. I would love to continue working with the TTC after my internship, so that I may grow as a professional in the years to come. Apart from being an engineer, I am also an animal lover, amateur writer, a voracious reader and a passionate cartophile. I love Toronto, and it is now my second home after India!
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