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No subway service, September 23 and 24:
Kipling to Islington


The TTC is closing its Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line between Kipling and Islington stations Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 23. All Line 2 trains operate only between Islington and Kennedy Stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses replace subway service, operating along Bloor Street West between Kipling and Islington stations.

The TTC is extending the path for buses operating along the 192 Airport rocket route this weekend. Buses still drop off or pick up passengers in Kipling Station bus terminal, but they also continue further eastward to start and end their trips in Islington Station terminal. The TTC is also operating more buses along the route.

Wheel-Trans vehicles also operate between Kipling and Islington stations. Speak to any TTC staff member to ask for Wheel-Trans service.

If you are travelling westbound along the subway and need an elevator, exit the train at Jane Station and ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans.

While this section of the subway is closed, TTC crews are upgrading the tracks and cables between the stations.

This is the last time this year that the TTC is closing this section of the subway over a weekend. It closed the same section of Line 2 just once before — Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.

This weekend, crews are replacing the rails and tamping the track area west of the Bloor Street bridge.They’ll perform maintenance “around the clock” during the closure.

Crews start working early Saturday morning shortly after subway service ends. They use work cars, hand-held power tools, rail saws, grinders and hammer drills. The equipment they use generates noise when fully operating.

They use the subway work-cars at track level to vacuum up and remove the old ballast (stones) and expose the old track. This method of removing the ballast from the track area is quick and less likely to damage underground cabling.

Crews may also work for a few nights after the closure.

In this video, the TTC’s chief executive officer Andy Byford and Executive Director of Corporate Communications Brad Ross explain why the TTC closes parts of the subway weekends.

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