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Buses replace Scarborough RT,
April 25, 26

Line_3_feature.pngThe TTC is closing the 3 Scarborough rapid transit line this weekend, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 as crews replace 366 metres of track, install new communication cables and test the power supplies.

Buses replace service along the entire line between McCowan and Kennedy stations, stopping at all stations along the way. You can also exit the buses at other transit stops if you ask the drivers to stop. Collector booths at all Line 3 stations remain open so you can buy TTC fares.

Wheel-Trans vehicles will be available if you need accessible transit between Kennedy and McCowan stations. You can speak with any uniformed TTC employee at either station to use this service.

While the rapid transit line is closed, crews are:

  • replacing rails along the curve track section north of Kennedy Station;
  • continuing to maintain trees north of the Mooregate Bridge;
  • inspecting and installing new communication cables; and
  • testing the power supplies.

They’ll work “around-the-clock” to make sure they finish before Monday service starts. Track crews working at the curve north of Kennedy Station will start early Saturday morning shortly after regular Friday service ends. Expect noise when some of the equipment is fully operating.

Crews will maintain trees and conduct most inspections during daytime.

Regular service resumes Monday, April 27 at 6 a.m.

This is the first of five occasions that the TTC has scheduled for closing Line 3 this year as it refurbishes vehicles, tracks and signals for the line and provides more reliable and comfortable service over the next 10 years. The TTC will “decommission” the line — stop operating trains — after it opens the Scarborough subway extension. It has scheduled the next closure for Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.