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Subway closes early, September 18 to 21: Sheppard West to St Clair West



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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway earlier than usually between Sheppard West and St Clair West stations Monday, September 18 until Thursday, September 21. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Sheppard West stations and between St Clair West and Finch stations after 11 p.m. those evenings.

Frequent shuttle buses partly replace subway service. The buses drop off or pick up passengers near all stations on the closed section of the line. (Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Most stations on the closed section of Line 1 remain open so you can pay fares or connect with TTC buses and streetcars and GO Transit and York Region Transit buses. However, Yorkdale and Glencairn stations are closed.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks.

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.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 twice more during late September and early October:

  • Monday, September 25 until Thursday, September 28 — Sheppard West to St Clair West — close early — track work; and
  • Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 — Sheppard West to St Clair West — track work.

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;
  • 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; and
  • streetcars along the 512 St Clair route to St Clair Station, instead of St Clair West Station.

South of the closed section of the subway, ride:

  • Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway trains to Yonge Station, instead of St George Station;
  • 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; and
  • streetcars along the 504 King route to King Station, instead of St Andrew Station.