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All Bloor - Danforth subway trains end at Museum Station,
this weekend



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This weekend, the TTC is repairing tracks near St. George Station on the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line. The TTC is detouring all trains that would ordinarily operate along this part of the Bloor - Danforth tunnel.

(You can read Transit Toronto’s April 30 post by Richard White for more details of this detour.)

Here’s what you can expect throughout the upcoming Victoria Day holiday weekend — from 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25:

  • Bay Station is closed to passengers. If you usually board or leave the subway at Bay Station, this weekend, you’ll have to use Bloor - Yonge, Museum or St. George Stations if you want to travel along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line.
  • All 2 Bloor - Danforth trains operating to or from Bloor - Yonge Station pass through — but don’t stop at — the TTC’s “ghost station”, lower Bay Station.
  • All east- and westbound trains detour to Museum Station, where they end their trips. If you want to travel further east- or westward along the line, you’ll have to exit the train at Museum, cross to the other side of the platform, then board a train going in the opposite direction to continue your trip.
  • Both 1 Yonge - University - Spadina and 2 Bloor - Danforth subway trains share the same platforms at Museum Station.
  • Southbound trains heading to downtown and Finch Station, eastbound trains to Kennedy Station and westbound trains to Kipling Station all stop at the southbound platform of Musuem Station. All 2 Bloor - Danforth passengers must exit the train and cross to the northbound platform to continue their trip. All 1 Yonge - University - Spadina trains operate normally and passengers may remain on the trains.
  • Northbound trains heading to Downsview Station, eastbound trains to Kennedy Station and westbound trains to Kipling Station all stop at the northbound platform of Musuem Station. The northbound platform will be crowded as passengers traveling in all directions will be boarding trains. Check the destination signs of each train to make sure that you’re getting on the right train. Listen to announcements over the public address system, read signs or ask TTC staff on the platform for directions to make sure you’re going the right way.
  • Both 1 Yonge - University - Spadina and 2 Bloor - Danforth subway trains also share the same platform on the upper level of St. George Station. Southbound trains heading to downtown and Finch Station and eastbound trains to Kennedy Station share the southbound platform. Northbound trains to Downsview Station and westbound trains to Kipling Station share the northbound platform. Trains do not operate through the lower level of St. George. Check the destination signs of each train to make sure that you’re getting on the right train. Listen to announcements over the public address system, read signs or ask TTC staff on the platform for directions to make sure you’re going the right way.
  • Both 1 Yonge - University - Spadina and 2 Bloor - Danforth subway trains travel to Queen’s Park, St. Patrick and Osgoode Stations. Yonge - University - Spadina trains operate normally, so that passengers can board and exit trains as they usually do. Bloor - Danforth trains carry no passengers and pass through all three stations without stopping.
  • After all passengers leave the trains at the southbound platform of Museum Station, all 2 Bloor - Danforth trains travel southward to just north of St. Andrew Station, where they turn around and head northward to pick up passengers again at the northbound platform of Museum.

The TTC previously closed Bay Station and detoured 2 Bloor - Danforth trains to Museum on several weekends in February and March, 2007.


From the Transit Toronto archives, you can read James Bow’s articles about the history of lower Bay Station and why the TTC abandoned it here and here.