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Subway closes early, April 19 to 22: Sheppard West to Lawrence West



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Starting Monday, April 19, the TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations after 11 p.m. nightly, as crews repair leaks and maintain the tracks. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Sheppard West stations and between Lawrence West and Finch Stations late nights until April 22.

Express shuttle buses partially replace subway service between the two stations. The buses start and end their trips in the bus terminals at both stations. Passengers may exit from or board the buses at or near subway stations on the closed section of the line. Most stations remain open so that you can pay fares or transfer to TTC or York Region Transit buses. However, Yorkdale Station is closed.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Although shuttle buses are accessible, Wheel-Trans service is also available. Ask TTC staff in each station for information about Wheel-Trans service.

According to a TTC news release, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work as well as… signal upgrades.”


Note that the TTC continues to close the section of Line 1 between St George and St Andrew stations during a 10-day closure until April 21.


The TTC intends to close this section of Line 1 once more in April and early May:

  • Monday, April 26 until Wednesday, May 7 — Sheppard West to Wilson — switch installation and replacement.

Line 1 shuttle buses — Sheppard West to Lawrence West

(The TTC has not confirmed routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it and third-party sources [such as TransSee]) have provided on previous occasions when this section of the subway has been closed.)

Nightly after 11 p.m. from Monday, April 19 until Thursday, April 22, southbound buses start their trips in Sheppard West Station terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Sheppard Avenue West;
southward along Wilson Heights Boulevard;
west- and southward along Transit Road into Wilson Station bus terminal,
north- and eastward along Transit Road;
southward along William R. Allen and Yorkdale Roads, stopping at Yorkdale Station; then continuing
southward along Yorkdale and Allen;
eastward along Lawrence Avenue West; and then
southward into Lawrence West Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses start their trips in Lawrence West Station bus terminal, then proceed:

westward along Lawrence Avenue West;
northward along William R. Allen and Yorkdale Roads, stopping at Yorkdale Station; then continuing
northward along Yorkdale and Allen;
west- and southward along Transit Road into Wilson Station bus terminal; then continuing
north- and eastward along Transit;
northward along Allen; and then
eastward into Sheppard West Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

One way that you can reduce the impact of the closure is by planning ahead, leaving earlier than usually and giving yourself more time to get to where you’re going.

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.

Consider boarding buses and street cars at subway stations on the Yonge branch of the subway line, instead of the University branch. If you’re travelling from the west, keep riding your bus or streetcar until you reach a Yonge-branch station, instead of exiting at a University-branch station. This applies not just to the closed section of the subway, but to stations north and south of the closure, so you can avoid the University branch entirely.

North of the closed section of the subway, ride:

  • buses along the 60 Steeles West route to Finch Station, instead of Pioneer Village Station.
  • buses along the 36 Finch West route to Finch Station, instead of Finch West Station.

At the closed section of the subway, ride:

  • buses along the 84 Sheppard West route to Sheppard - Yonge Station, instead of Sheppard West Station;
  • buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes to York Mills Station, instead of Wilson Station;
  • buses along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence Station, instead of Lawrence West Station.

South of the closed section of the subway, ride:

  • buses along the 14 Glencairn route to Davisville Station, instead of Glencairn Station;
  • buses along the 32 Eglinton West route to Eglinton Station, instead of Eglinton West Station;
  • streetcars along the 512 St Clair route to St Clair Station, instead of St Clair West Station;
  • buses along the 127 Davenport route to Spadina Station (to connect with Line 2), instead of Dupont Station; or
  • buses along the 26 Dupont route to St George Station (to connect with Line 2), instead of Dupont Station.
  • subway trains along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth to Yonge Station, instead of St George Station;
  • buses and streetcars along the 506 Carlton route to College Station, instead of Queen’s Park Station;
  • streetcars along the 505 Dundas route to Dundas Station, instead of St Patrick Station;
  • streetcars along the 501 Queen route to Queen Station, instead of Osgoode Station; or
  • streetcars along the 504A / 504B King route to King Station, instead of St Andrew Station.




























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