April 17, 2015
It’s going to be a very busy summer for the TTC as we continue to modernize the network and deliver a transit system that makes Toronto proud.
Construction season is upon us and TTC crews are working around the clock to renew the streetcar intersection at College and Spadina – just one of many essential projects in our ongoing program to maintain the existing system in a state of good repair.
At Union Station, the top-to-bottom renovation of the subway station is almost complete and we look forward to welcoming customers to this stunning new facility in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, work is progressing well on the new Leslie Barns streetcar carhouse and connection track south of Queen Street East, both due to be substantially complete by early summer.
Starting in May, we will add service to cut wait times and reduce crowding on many routes across the network, initiatives that were enabled by the recent increase in our funding.
While all this is going on, our operations and service delivery teams are gearing up to transport hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games over July and August.
These events and additional services require hundreds more operators, so a huge recruitment and training exercise has been carried out to ensure we are ready.
Throw in the ongoing introduction of new streetcars, continued progress on the subway extension to York Region and the progressive roll-out of our new PRESTO smart card and these are indeed busy times at the TTC.
Today at 2 p.m., join thousands of Torontonians as they pitch in to clean our city. TTC workers are in the midst of a system-wide spring cleaning blitz, which includes power washing of station platforms, walls, stairwells and bus bays, dusting, window washing and more. Customers can do their part by using litter and recycling containers located on every TTC platform. Cleaner stations aren’t only more pleasant, they reduce delays, too. Litter on vehicles and platforms can blow down to track level, causing smoke or fire. Help keep trains moving. Please, don’t litter.
As a frequent subway user I must admit that most disgusting thing people constantly seem to be doing is eating HOT food while travelling in the train. Is there any chance of having signs posted asking people not to eat while in the train? Mind you just the other day I witnessed something even better than that. One man put his foot up and was clipping his TOE nails while travelling. No comment on that one. Thank you and keep up the good work
Food is not banned on the TTC, as some customers require sustenance during long journeys for medical reasons. We ask our customers, however, to please be considerate of their fellow riders when eating, and to take their garbage with them when leaving a vehicle. For a light-hearted look at transit etiquette, check out the “Personal Car” April Fool’s Day video we made a couple of years ago: youtube.com/OfficialTTCchannel.
Name: Raffaele Maiolo
Years of service: 5
Working with TTC has given me the opportunity to interact directly with the public, something I enjoy doing. The learning experiences given to me by the TTC and the diverse family oriented environment gives me great pride to be a member of one of the best organizations in Canada. Ensuring that stations are well maintained gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing I'm doing something to help commuters feel more comfortable and safe during their travel times. It's always a good feeling when my work is appreciated by others.
Weekly Service Summary
Scheduled subway closure cancelled
This weekend’s previously scheduled Line 1 subway closure between Union and St Andrew stations has been cancelled, as substantial progress was made on the artwall installation and platform last weekend. The next closure will occur May 2 and 3, when trains will bypass Union Station to allow crews to complete the final platform and concourse finishes.
TTC buses divert for Metrolinx construction
TTC routes divert for Yonge St. 10K
diversion details, visit ttc.ca.
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