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Unexpected Shutdown of the Yonge Subway North of Lawrence

We have heard a report that the Yonge subway north of Lawrence station is due to be shut down as of 7:30 p.m. tonight so that “unscheduled emergency repairs” can take place. The problem is said to be a structural issue with a wall at York Mills station.

Shuttle buses would replace the subway north of Lawrence station, and it is likely that buses on Lawrence, York Mills, Wilson, Sheppard, Finch and Steeles Avenue might be affected, as buses are pulled off to supply the shuttle run, or possibly rerouted south on Yonge to connect with the subway at Lawrence station.

If your trip plans include the North Yonge subway, please allow extra travel time to your trips this evening. Alternately, consider using the Spadina subway to Downsview station as an alternative, if your trips take you west of Yonge street.

We will keep you posted as this story develops.

(Update: 9:13 p.m.): The shutdown continues, and will continue for the rest of the service day. The TTC’s official web site says that the shutdown is between Eglinton and Sheppard stations, with shuttle buses in effect. Please expect delays if your travel plans include the North Yonge subway. Consider alternates like the Spadina subway, if your travel takes you west of Yonge.

(Update: 11:00 p.m.): The shutdown is now between Eglinton and Finch, possibly due to the hassle of operating such a short section of the subway late at night.

(Update: May 1, 8:55 a.m.): The TTC has reopened the subway and regular service is resuming.