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Buses replace streetcars on Spadina:
Overnight, starting 9 p.m. March 19



The TTC is getting ready for a project to upgrade the streetcar tracks, curves and switches inside Spadina Station streetcar terminal. (It will also upgrade the tracks at the junction of Spadina Avenue and College Street during the same project.)

Overnight tomorrow from 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 20, crews will temporarily block the tunnel that lets cars enter or leave the terminal and the streetcar tracks on Spadina Avneue south of Bloor Street West. During the work, crews will also cut off power to the overhead wiring north of College Street.

To accommodate this work, the TTC is detouring cars operating along the 510 Spadina route, with the cars serving Bathurst Station. Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Spadina Station and King Street West.

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While the tunnel and tracks are closed, crews are delivering rail on a flatbed truck that they’ll park on the tracks near Sussex Street. Then, they’ll move about 20 lengths of rail individually from the flatbed into the tunnel. At times, the reverse safety alarm on the equipment they’ll use to transport the rail will sound.

After delivering the new rail inside the tunnel, track crews will start welding the rail together so they can easily install it during the upcoming project. (The project to replace the tracks in the tunnel at Spadina / College continues from Monday, April 6 until Monday, April 27 when the TTC again diverts the cars and replaces the streetcars with buses.


510 Spadina

From 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 20, streetcars start and in their trips in Bathurst Station.

Southbound cars proceed:

southward along Bathurst; and then
eastward along College Street to Spadina Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Spadina.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Spadina Station streetcar terminal,
  • on Spadina Avenue south of Sussex and Harbord Streets and at Willcocks Street.

Instead southbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Bathurst Station terminal,
  • on Bathurst Street at Bloor Street West, Harbord, Ulster and College Streets and
  • on College Street at Borden Street and Augusta and Spadina Avenues.

Northbound cars reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

Instead, northbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on College Street at Major, Borden and Bathurst Streets,
  • on Bathurst Street at Ulster, Harbord and Lennox Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Bathurst Station terminal.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Spadina Station and King Street West.

510 Spadina bus

From 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 20, buses replace streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route north of College Street. Buses continue to operate along the route as far south as King Street West.

Southbound cars start their trips in the Spadina Station bus terminal, not the streetcar terminal, then proceed:

southward along Spadina Road, Spadina Avenue, Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Charlotte Street to Oxley Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street, then proceed:

southward along Charlotte;
westward along King Street West;
northward along Spadina Avenue, Spadina Crescent, Spadina Avenue and Spadina Road; annd then
eastward into Spadina Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers in the curb lane instead of in the centre-road ‘island’ streetcar stops.





























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