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No subway service, April 9 and 10:
Jane to Christie Bathurst

Update, Saturday, April 9, 11:17 p.m.: The TTC is extending the subway closure to Bathurst Station. Christie Station became too crowded with passengers. Shuttle buses operate, as this post describes, between Jane and Bathurst Stations.

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The TTC is upgrading the tracks on the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line this weekend, so it’s closing the line between Jane and Christie Bathurst stations.

All day Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Line 2 trains operate between Kipling and Jane stations and between Kennedy and Christie Bathurst stations.

More than 40 shuttle buses replace subway service between Jane and Christie Bathurst. The buses operate along Bloor Street West between Jane and Bathurst stations, stopping only at the intersections nearest to subway stations along the route.

Jane, Runnymede, High Park, Keele, Dundas West, Dufferin, Ossington and Christie stations are open, so you can connect with buses and streetcars or buy tokens, tickets or passes. Lansdowne Station is closed.

If you need a station with an elevator, Wheel-Trans buses operate between Jane and Bathurst stations. You can speak to a TTC supervisor at these two stations to ask for a Wheel-Trans bus.

While the subway line is closed, TTC crews are:

  • replacing 488 metres (1,600 feet) of rail between Keele and Ossington stations;
  • upgrading electrical rooms to prepare for installing PRESTO fareline equipement at Runnymede, High Park, Keele, Dundas West, Lansdowne, Dufferin and Ossington stations;
  • pruning trees and other grounds-keeping maintenance beside the tracks in outdoor areas between High Park and Dundas West stations;
  • replacing tiles, blocks and grout in Lansdowne Station;
  • installing platform tiles at Lansdowne and Dundas West stations;
  • removing electrical poles and maintaining concrete at Vincent (or Keele) Yard, just west of Dundas West Station; and
  • maintaining tracks throughout the closed area.

Regular subway service resumes Monday, April 10.

To reduce congestion and help improve travel times for all road users on Bloor Street West — including the shuttle buses — this weekend, the City of Toronto is restricitng parking on both sides of the street between Jane and Bathurst streets. The parking restrictions are in effect from 3:30 a.m. Saturday until 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Shuttle-bus alternatives

Although shuttle buses replacing subway service will be frequent, they may also be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives:

  • 26 Dupont buses between Jane and St George Stations;
  • 94 Wellesley buses between Ossington and Castle Frank Stations; and
  • 504 King streetcars between Dundas West and Broadview stations.

During projects like this, the TTC operates subway fans to flow fresh air to the tunnels for the safety of crews working at track level. These fans operate whenever the crew is working in the tunnel, including overnight. The fans generate unavoidable noise to street level through various vent shafts near each station.

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