Starting today, Saturday, March 10, ongoing construction on the TTC’s project to expand Union subway station will block stairwells and doors to the “moat area” between the subway station and the train station, below Front Street West. Contractors have also set up hoardings, restricting how pedestrians gain access into and out of the two stations.
Passengers should expect to walk further than they usually do when crossing the moat between the two stations. The TTC is advising passengers to consider boarding or entering the subway at St. Andrew or King Stations during the construction period, if possible, to avoid crowds.
By adding a second subway platform and expanding the concourse to include a single TTC fare-paid area and pedestrian by-pass routes, the TTC hopes to reduce overcrowding and improve the way that passengers move through the station. It expects to complete the project by 2014.
You can learn more about the TTC’s project at Union Station here.