August 8, 2013

The Toronto Transit Commission today released a new, four-minute video to help explain the 12-day closure of Pape Station this Aug. 19-30, including the diversion of three bus routes. The closure will help hasten construction and modernization work currently under way at the station. The subway station re-opens and regular bus service to and from the station resumes at the start of service on Sat., Aug. 31.

View the video about the Pape Station closure on the TTC’s YouTube channel.
 
During the closure, subway trains will pass through, but not stop at, Pape Station. Announcements in stations and on board trains will advise customers of the changes to bus routings – the 25 Don Mills, 72 Pape and 81 Thorncliffe Park – and which station to use to access each route. In addition to detailed information on the TTC’s website about the closure and bus diversion routings, the TTC will add staff at affected stations to provide in-person customer assistance.

Last spring, the TTC conducted an online survey asking customers and the community if they favoured speeding up the completion of construction at Pape Station by closing it for either 12 consecutive days, six straight weekends, or to keep the station open and continue with the current construction schedule. The majority indicated they wanted the station to close for 12 days to help speed up the completion of work.

This afternoon, TTC managers, including CEO Andy Byford, will hold a ‘Meet the Managers’ session at Pape Station from 5 – 6 p.m., and again next Thursday (Aug. 15) in advance of the closure that starts on Mon., Aug. 19.

Read more about Pape Station and the modernization work that is under way there.

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