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Buses replace subway, Bloor to Osgoode:
March 14

Bloor_to_Osgoode.jpgThe TTC is not operating subway trains along the 1 Yonge - University subway between Bloor and Osgoode Stations this Saturday, March 14. Trains operate along the line only between Finch and Bloor stations and between Downsview and Osgoode stations Saturday.

The TTC is operating frequent, accessible buses to drop off and pick up passengers at stops on Yonge Street and King Street West. Buses start and end their trips in Rosedale Station bus terminal.

Southbound buses start their trips in Rosedale Station, then proceed:

westward along Crescent Road;
southward along Yonge Street;
westward along King Street West; and then
northward along University Avenue to Queen Street West (near Osgoode Station),
ending their trips.

Southbound buses stop on Yonge Street at Bloor and Wellesley Streets West, College Street, Dundas, Queen and King Streets West and on University Avenue at Queen Street West.

The TTC has not announced how buses turn around at Osgoode Station, but northbound buses likely start their trips on University Avenue at Queen Street West; then proceed:

southward along University Avenue;
eastward along King Street West;
norhward along Yonge Street;
eastward along Crescent Road; and then
southward into Rosedale Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops on University Avenue at Queen Street West, on King Street West at Yonge Street and on Yonge Street at Queen and Dundas Streets East, Carlton Street and Wellesley and Bloor Streets East.

The buses do not enter Wellesley Station bus terminal.

The TTC will also assign extra Wheel-Trans vehicles to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities, who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.

The TTC is also closing the subway line between St Andrew and Union stations Sunday, March 15. Regular service resumes Monday, March 16.

Although closing the subway disrupts regular service and may upset some passengers, the outcome of this short-term pain is long-term gain for many transit riders. While this section of the subway is closed, TTC crews are working to upgrade the signals and tracks on this section of the line, which is now more than 60 years old.

Critical subway infrastructure — for example: signal systems; tunnel structures; or track beds — requires constant maintenance and, after more than half a century of service in some cases, full replacement.

Although the TTC has opened a second platform at Union subway station, work still continues on that project, so the crews will also work on finalizing the new second platform for trains arriving and departing Union subway station, while the subway is closed Saturday.

Best bets for traveling to downtown Toronto

  • Ride the University branch to Queen’s Park, St. Patrick or Osgoode stations, then transfer to eastbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton, 505 Dundas or 501 Queen routes to reach Yonge Street.
  • Exit the subway at Rosedale Station. The shuttle buses loop through the station terminal before starting their southward trip along Yonge Street.
  • Ride the Yonge branch to Bloor Station, transfer to westbound trains along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line to St. George, then transfer to southbound University trains.
  • Ride the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway to Dundas West, Broadview or Main Street Stations, then transfer to streetcars operating along the 504 King, 505 Dundas or 506 Carlton routes to ride downtown.
  • Ride the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway to Bay Station, then transfer to buses operating along the 6 Bay route to ride downtown.

If you’re paying by cash or ticket, make sure you get a paper transfer where you pay your fare to show the streetcar or bus driver when you board or TTC fare inspectors if you’re riding streetcars with all-door boarding.


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