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Subway closes early, November 13 to 16: Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton



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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, November 13 until Thursday, November 16. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations and between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after 11 p.m. those evenings.

Shuttle buses partially replace subway service. The buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops near each station on the closed section of the line. TTC staff are available in each to station to direct you to the shuttle-bus boarding and offloading locations.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Most stations on this section of Line 1 remain open, so you can buy fares or connect to TTC buses and Line 4 Sheppard subway trains or GO Transit buses.

Although shuttle buses are accessible, Wheel-Trans is also available at all stations on the closed section of the line. Ask TTC staff in each station for information about Wheel-Trans service from that station.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are upgrading the tracks and signals.

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.”

The TTC is closing this part of Line 1 at least once more during November:

  • Monday, November 27 to Thursday, November 30 — Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton — close early — track and signal upgrades.

Shuttle buses

(We’ve based this part of the post on information available from TransSee during a previous closure of this section of Line 1. TransSee is a web application that provides real-time bus tracking and predicts the location of the next vehicles at a stop. This is unofficial information. The TTC may operate with a different service pattern during this closure.)

Southbound shuttle buses start their trips in the bus terminal at Sheppard - Yonge Station, then proceed:

westward along Sheppard Avenue West;
northward along Beecroft Road;
eastward along Elmhurst Avenue;
southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Berwick Avenue; and then
northward into Eglinton Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

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

eastward along Berwick Avenue;
northward along Yonge Street;
westward along Sheppard Avenue West; and then
northard into Sheppard - Yonge Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Shuttle-bus alternatives

Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time late evenings this week to avoid stress. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer travelling times after 11 p.m.

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they may be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider travelling along the University branch, instead of the Yonge branch, to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely.

Ride buses or streetcars on routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the University branch.

North of the closure area:

  • Buses along the 36 Finch West route and board the subway at Finch West Station, instead of Finch Station.

At the closure area:

  • Buses along the 84 Sheppard West route and board the subway at Sheppard West Station, instead of Sheppard - Yonge Station.
  • Buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at Wilson Station, instead of York Mills Station.
  • Buses along the 52 Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Lawrence Station.
  • Buses along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.

South of the closure area:

  • Buses along the 512 St. Clair route and board the subway at St. Clair West Station, instead of St. Clair Station.
  • Trains along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth and board Line 1 Yonge - University at St. George Station, instead of Yonge Station.
  • Streetcars along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at Queen’s Park Station, instead of College Station.
  • Streetcars along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at St. Patrick Station, instead of Dundas Station.
  • Streetcars along the 504A / 504B King route and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.