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TTC subway operators reducing speed through sections of the subway system: March 14 Update.



Updating our earlier posts of Thursday, January 18, Monday, February 5, Monday, February 12, Thursday, February 15, Thursday, February 22, Friday, March 1, Friday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 12.


TTC transit control continues to ask subway operators to reduce their speed through certain areas of the subway system as a safety precaution due to crews at track level performing ongoing maintenance on the tracks. These reduced speed zones mean that trains travel more slowly than normally in the area.

Here’s where reduced speed zones are still in effect on Lines 1 and 2:

  • Line 1 Yonge - University
  • Southbound between St Andrew and Union stations;
  • Southbound between Davisville and St Clair stations;
  • Northbound between St Clair and Davisville stations; and
  • Northbound between York Mills and Sheppard - Yonge stations.
  • Line 2 Bloor -Danforth:
  • Eastbound between Castle Frank and Chester stations.

At reduced speeds, trains are moving at between 15 and 25 kilometres per hour (km/h), instead of normal speeds of 40 to 50 km/h.


In a news release, the TTC says that, “In the last seven days, TTC crews have made significant progress in lifting speed restrictions along more than 650 metres of track on Line 1 Yonge-University. [Passengers] are now experiencing faster commutes from Bloor to Rosedale, St Clair to Davisville, and North York Centre to Finch stations.”


Local transit commentator, Steve Munro, offers a detailed review of the reasons for the slow orders in a post on his blog, “The State of Disrepair”, here.