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TTC improves access in ten subway stations

Since early March, the TTC has accelerated its program to install more accessibility features at ten subway stations. The new features will help passengers using mobility devices to transfer more easily between buses and between buses and the street at Castle Frank, Donlands, Greenwood, High Park, Keele, Lawrence East, Old Mill, Rosedale, Runnymede and Wellesley Stations.

The TTC has also recently started to improve access throughout Castle Frank, High Park, Keele, Old Mill, Rosedale, Runnymede and Wellesley Stations. It is installing new sliding doors and power-assist devices for other doors, new, wider fare gates to accommodate persons with disabilities and removing other impediments to access. Similar work will get under way later this year at Donlands, Greenwood and Lawrence East Stations.

The TTC has an on-going program to improve access at subway stations for persons with disabilities. It has installed elevators and other accessibility features in more than 28 of the system’s 69 stations as part of its Easier Access program. By the end of 2010, 30 stations will be fully accessible.

The work will continue until the end of October. Although the work may temporarily block access to some areas of the stations, especially some doors, all stations will continue to serve passengers. Most work, except for replacing or upgrading doors, takes place inside the stations, usually during regular work hours. The projects continue until the end of October and will not affect regular transit services at the stations.

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of accessible service on the TTC by Godfrey Mallion here.

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of the community (accessible) bus routes by Godfrey Mallion and James Bow here.