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MiWay revises routes and services, October 25



^ Churchill Meadows Community Centre. Image, MiWay MiWay is opening a new terminal at the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park at 5320 Ninth Line. Starting Monday, October 25, it’s rerouting buses along these routes to serve the...... Read on...

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^ Churchill Meadows Community Centre. Image, MiWay

MiWay is opening a new terminal at the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park at 5320 Ninth Line. Starting Monday, October 25, it’s rerouting buses along these routes to serve the new terminal:

  • 9 Rathburn - Thomas; and
  • 35 Eglinton.

MiWay is also decreasing service hours along the 49 McDowell route and cancelling the 49A McDowell - Streetsville GO branch of the route.

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It’s also revising service along the 61 Mavis route so that buses operate along the same path every day. Starting Saturday, October 30, buses serve passengers at stops between Sheridan College’s Davis campus in Brampton and City Centre terminal Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Buses no longer operate to and from Meadowvale Business Park weekends.

MiWay is also adjusting stops in Westwood Square terminal to accommodate larger, articulated buses along the 42 Derry route.

The Mississauga transit agency is also making other changes to its service, starting October 25.


Due to fewer riders riding MiWay buses during the COVID-19 pandemic, MiWay continues to suspend service along these MiExpress routes:

  • 100 Airport express;
  • 101 / 101A Dundas express (Saturdays only — service continues Mondays to Fridays);
  • 104 Derry express;
  • 185 Dixie express.

No subway service, October 23 and 24: Finch to St Clair



All day Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, the TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Finch and St Clair stations. Line 1 trains operate only between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations those...... Read on...

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All day Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, the TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Finch and St Clair stations. Line 1 trains operate only between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations those days.

Shuttle buses partly replace subway service. The buses start and end their trips in the bus terminals at Finch and St Clair stations, but also drop off or pick up passengers on the street near the other stations on this part 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, streetcars and Line 4 Sheppard trains or GO Transit and York Region Transit buses. However, North York Centre Station is closed.

Note also that the TTC is closing exits / entrances at three other stations:

  • at Sheppard - Yonge Station, the automatic exits / entrances at Yonge Street and Poyntz Avenue and at Yonge Street and Anndale Drive are closed. Use other station entrances.
  • at York Mills Station, the Old York Mills Road exit / entrance is closed. Use the other station entrances in the York Mills Centre and the Yonge Corporate Centre or at the corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.
  • at Lawrence Station, the automatic entrances / exits at Ranleigh Avenue and Bedford Park Avenue are closed. Use the entrances at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, Metrolinx contractors work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line. TTC crews will take advantage of the closure to maintain tracks and signals in the subway corridor.

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 once more in October:

  • Monday, October 25 until Thursday, October 29 - Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.

GO buses replace trains along Stouffville line, October 22, 23, 24



Metrolinx continues to upgrade GO Transit’s Stouffville rail corridor as part of the GO Expansion Program. From Friday, October 22 evening until the end of service Sunday, October 24, GO is cancelling all train service along the 71 Stouffville line...... Read on...

Metrolinx continues to upgrade GO Transit’s Stouffville rail corridor as part of the GO Expansion Program.


From Friday, October 22 evening until the end of service Sunday, October 24, GO is cancelling all train service along the 71 Stouffville line to accommodate construction on the line and at GO stations on the corridor. GO buses replace trains between Old Elm or Mount Joy GO stations and Union Station but leave stations at different times than regular weekend trains.

GO buses operate express — without stopping — between Unionville GO Station and Union. They don’t serve passengers at Milliken, Agincourt or Kennedy GO stations. Board the TTC to travel to and from those stations. If you’re travelling between Milliken or Agincourt and downtown Toronto, consider connecting with GO buses at Unionville.

This weekend, construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the new east platform at Unionville. But before the platform is ready for passengers, they need to install the last part of the east track. To complete the job safely and efficiently, Metrolinx and GO need to close the tracks. The project requires continuous construction for about 55 hours from 9 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday, October 25. Expect noise.

The contractor will also commission and put into service the new signals bungalow and remove the temporary wooden platform. After this weekend, the east platform will be ready for passengers.


Friday, October 22


Southbound
  • The last train leaves Mount Joy at 3:35 p.m.
  • GO is cancelling all trains that leave Mount Joy after 7:30 p.m. and replacing them with buses along the 71C / 71E Stouffville / Toronto route.
  • The buses that replace trains between Old Elm or Mount Joy and Union Station leave stations five to 12 minutes later than regular train times.
Northbound
  • GO is extending the trains that usually leave Union Station at 6:14, 7:14 and 8:14 p.m. to Stouffville and Old Elm GO stations.
  • The last train leaves Union for Old Elm at 8:14 p.m.
  • GO is replacing all trains leaving Union after 9 p.m. with buses along the 71 Stouffville / Toronto route.
  • The buses that replace trains between Union and Mount Joy GO or Old Elm leave stations four to nine minutes earlier or later than regular train times.

Saturday, October 23
Sunday, October 24


Southbound
  • GO has cancelled trains. GO buses along the 71C / 71E Stouffville / Toronto route replace trains between Lincolnville and Union, but leave each station five to 15 minutes later than the usual train times.
Northbound
  • GO has cancelled trains. GO buses along the 71C / 71E Stouffville / Toronto route replace trains between Union and Lincolnville, but leave each station four to nine minutes earlier or later than the usual train times.

To board GO buses at Stouffville line stations:

  • At Lincolnville, the bus loop is beside the passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or “Kiss and Ride”).
  • At Stouffville GO Station, the bus stop is on the street outside the station building.
  • At Mount Joy GO Station, the bus loop is just east of the tracks.
  • At Markham GO Station, walk along Station Street to the Route 71 bus stop on Main Street.
  • At Centennial GO Station, walk to Bullock Drive, past Markham Centennial Community Centre to the Route 71 bus stop.
  • At Unionville, the bus loop is beside the station building.

If you’re using a PRESTO fare card:

  • Tap on the device when boarding and exiting the GO bus. Don’t tap on the machines at the station.
  • If you’ve set a default trip on your card, override the default by pressing the “override” button on the device, then tap your cars as you would normally.

Construction on the Stouffville rail corridor also affects service along the 31 Kitchener line late Friday, October 22](/archives/weblog/2021/10/21-constructi.shtml).


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Stouffville line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Construction temporarily affects GO-train service along Kitchener line, October 22



Due to Metrolinx construction on the Stouffville rail corridor, GO Transit is temporarily adjusting its schedules for trains along the 31 Kitchener line Friday, October 22 evening. The westbound train that usually starts its trip in Union Station at 9:58...... Read on...

Due to Metrolinx construction on the Stouffville rail corridor, GO Transit is temporarily adjusting its schedules for trains along the 31 Kitchener line Friday, October 22 evening.

  • The westbound train that usually starts its trip in Union Station at 9:58 p.m. starts, instead, at 10:22 p.m. It drops off or picks up passengers in stations on the line as much as 24 minutes later than usually. It ends its trip in Kitchener GO Station at 11:28 p.m.
  • The train that usually starts in Union at 10:58 p.m. starts, instead at 11:22 p.m. It serves passengers in stations on the line as much as 24 minutes later than usually. It ends its trip in Guelph Central GO Station at 12:04 a.m.

Hurontario LRT - City Centre: Construction on Rathburn Road West blocks bus access to terminal, October 23, 24



Metrolinx and its contractors continue construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton. Since Monday, August 30, the contractors have been relocating utilities on Rathburn Road West between west of Duke of York Boulevard and...... Read on...

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Metrolinx and its contractors continue construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton.


Since Monday, August 30, the contractors have been relocating utilities

  • on Rathburn Road West between west of Duke of York Boulevard and Hurontario Street; and
  • on Rathburn Road East just east of Hurontario.

This weekend, Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, the work zone blocks MiWay bus access to City Centre Terminal. MiWay is temporarily relocating bus stops to Rathburn West, affecting service along these routes:

  • 2 Hurontario;
  • 3 Bloor;
  • 6 Credit Woodlands;
  • 7 Airport;
  • 8 Cawthra;
  • 9 Rathburn - Thomas;
  • 10 Bristol - Britannia;
  • 17 Hurontario;
  • 28 Confederation;
  • 34 Credit Valley;
  • 61 Mavis;
  • 66 McLaughlin;
  • 68 Terry Fox; and
  • 107 Malton express.

Buses along these routes continue to pick up passengers at their regular on-street platforms:

  • 20 Rathburn;
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 109 Meadowvale express; and
  • 110 University express.

Brampton Transit buses along the 502 Züm Main route continue to serve passengers at their regular on-street platform.

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Note that the map indicates that buses along the 76 City Centre - Subway and 315 **Rick Hansen - City Centre high-school special routes pick up passengers at a temporary platform. However, buses do not operate along routes 76 and 315 Saturdays and Sundays.

Construction does not affect GO Transit buses operating to and from Square One GO Bus Terminal.


Rutherford GO Station: Road closure, YRT detour, October 22 to 25



^ Image: Metrolinx Metrolinx and its contractors continue a long-term project project to transform Rutherford GO Station by 2022, as part of the GO Expansion Program. Contractors are also building a grade separation — a bridge to carry GO...... Read on...

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^ Image: Metrolinx

Metrolinx and its contractors continue a long-term project project to transform Rutherford GO Station by 2022, as part of the GO Expansion Program.

Contractors are also building a grade separation — a bridge to carry GO Transit’s Barrie-line trains over Rutherford Road. This means that motorists will no longer have to wait for a train to pass — improving the safety of everyone near the station. The work zone for the bridge project may change the way you access Rutherford GO Station.


Starting 9 p.m. Friday, October 22, the Region of York is closing

  • Rutherford Road [Regional Road 73] between Barrhill Road / Westburne Drive and Peter Rupert Avenue / Confederation Parkway

in the City of Vaughan during the next phase of construction.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 85 Rutherford.

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This phase of construction at Rutherford GO Station and the resulting YRT detours continue until October 25 (4 a.m.)


As part of the grade separation project, crews are building a storm-water pumping station in the work zone for the underpass. During heavy rainfalls, the pumping station will drain and pump out water in the basin of the roadway and redistribute it into the municipal storm-sewer system.

As part of the pump-station construction, Metrolinx contractors are installing a water main and connection. These parts of the project complete water-main service to the new pump station and connect it to the operating water main. Installing the water main requires crews to deeply excavate in the temporary roadway that carries traffic past the work zone.

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^ An aerial view of grade-separation construction underway on Rutherford Road near Rutherford GO Station. Image, Metrolinx

Completing this work during a weekend reduces the necessity for further traffic-lane closures Mondays to Fridays. This weekend’s construction doesn’t impact the temporary bus loop or station access. Entry and exit at the Westburne Drive driveway remains available for buses and local traffic accessing the station.


Since Monday, May 10, GO has relocated the bus terminal and the passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or Kiss and Ride) to the northwest section of the parking lot off Westburne Drive. Starting that day, a work zone blocks the permanent bus loop and Kiss and Ride off Rutherford Road.

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GO buses along these routes operate to and from the temporary terminal:

  • 63 King City / Toronto.
  • 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes to operate to and from the temporary terminal:

  • 85 Rutherford;
  • 87 Autumn Hill; and
  • 107B Keele.

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GO and YRT buses continue to serve passengers at the temporary Rutherford GO Station bus terminal “until January 2022”, meaning as late as until January 31, 2022.


Since Monday, April 26, GO has relocated passenger parking and reserve parking to the lot at #635 Westburne Drive. Accessible parking remains available in the north lot at the station building during construction.

GO also adjusted the walkways on Westburne Drive to accommodate construction. Look for signs that will guide you safely to and from the station.

GO is relocating the parking lots at Rutherford GO Station “until Summer 2021”, meaning as late as until September 30.


Monday, March 29, GO opened a new temporary island platform.

Look for way-finding signs to guide you to the new boarding platform.

This temporarily changes how you get on trains and you may have to adjust where you normally board your train. The doors of some coaches will not open from outside of the train. Spread out along the platform and keep the accessibility coach available for those who need it most.

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Since Thursday, June 26, 2020, GO Transit has closed about 130 parking spaces in the main parking lot closest to Westburne Drive. You will still have access to parking spaces closer to the station building.


GO has also changed how you get into and around the station while contractors build a new parking garage:

  • Traffic on Rutherford Road detours onto a temporary roadway between Westburn Drive and Peter Rupert Avenue. The four-lane detour road will be in place until crews complete the new railway overpass bridge “in spring 2022” meaning as late as until May 31, 2022.
  • The work zone blocks the south entrance to the station from Westburne Drive. Use the north entrance from Westburne Drive to access the main parking lot.
  • It’s moved the bike racks to the west side of the station building, close to the Kiss and Ride.
  • It’s relocated all reserved and most carpool parking spaces to a temporary parking lot at 635 Westburne Drive until the parking garage opens in 2022.
  • It’s also relocated motorcycle and scooter parking to the temporary lot.
  • It’s also closed ten regular parking spaces for safety during parking-garage construction.
  • It’s relocated all accessible parking spaces to the two lanes west of the Kiss & Ride.

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Once contractors have finished the project, Rutherford GO Station will include:

  • A new second track and platform to accommodate more frequent Barrie line service in both directions;
  • better platforms with canopies to connect to the new parking garage;
  • new elevators on both platforms to connect to the pedestrian tunnel;
  • the new parking structure with 1,200 more spaces
  • a new railway bridge over Rutherford Road to enhance safety and enable 15-minute two-way electrified GO service in the future;
  • better pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, including a pedestrian bridge over Rutherford Road, and bike lanes on Rutherford Road;
  • 100 new bike parking spots;
  • a better bus loop for better connections to York Region Transit and the passenger drop-off and pick-up area or “Kiss ‘n’ Ride”;
  • a better station building.

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^ Image: Metrolinx

Metrolinx is also working with the City of Vaughan to improve access into and out of the station, which has become challenging as ridership has grown over the last few years.

Metrolinx expects to open the new parking spots and the grade separation in 2022.

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^ Image: Metrolinx

You can learn more about the project to improve Rutherford GO Station here and here.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Barrie line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Bloor East / Wilson South Oshawa construction: DRT detour, October 21 to 25



Starting 6 a.m. Thursday, October 21, the Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing the intersection of Bloor Street East [Regional Road 22] with Wilson Road South [Regional Road 35] to all traffic, as contractors resume a...... Read on...

Starting 6 a.m. Thursday, October 21, the Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing

  • the intersection of Bloor Street East [Regional Road 22] with Wilson Road South [Regional Road 35]

to all traffic, as contractors resume a regional project to install a new feeder main and replace local water-main and sanitary-sewer systems under Bloor East between Wilson and Ritson Roads South.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the intersection is closed:

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Construction at Bloor East / Wilson South and the resulting DRT detour continue until October 25.


During earlier phases of the water-main and sewer projects, DRT has also detoured buses off Bloor Streets East and West:


Kerr Street construction: Oakville Transit detour, October 22 until 25



Starting 7 p.m. Friday, October 20, the Town of Oakville is closing Kerr Street at its crossing with the tracks of {Metrolinx](http://www.metrolinx.com/)’s Oakville Subdivision. (The tracks carry GO Transit trains along the 01 Lakeshore West line.) Oakville Transit is detouring...... Read on...

Starting 7 p.m. Friday, October 20, the Town of Oakville is closing

  • Kerr Street at its crossing with the tracks of {Metrolinx](http://www.metrolinx.com/)’s Oakville Subdivision. (The tracks carry GO Transit trains along the 01 Lakeshore West line.)

Oakville Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 18 Glen Abbey South.

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Construction on Kerr Street and the resulting Oakville Transit detour continue until October 25.


Ottawa North Hamilton construction: HSR detour, starting October 19



Starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, the City of Hamilton is closing Ottawa Street North, northbound lanes, between Beach Road and Burlington Street East to accommodate a project to line the water main. The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses...... Read on...

Starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, the City of Hamilton is closing

  • Ottawa Street North, northbound lanes, between Beach Road and Burlington Street East

to accommodate a project to line the water main.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 41 Mohawk.

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Water-main construction on Ottawa Street North and the resulting HSR detour continue until October 25.


Subway closes early, Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton: October 18 to 21



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21. 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. However, Lawrence Station is closed.

Note also that the TTC is temporarily closing the Old York Mills Road entrance / exit at York Mills Station. Enter or exit the station in the York Mills Centre or Yonge Corporate Centre or at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.


While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are upgrading the tunnel and signals in the subway corridor.

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… signal upgrades.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 twice more in October:

  • Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 - Finch to St Clair - Metrolinx construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line; track work.
  • Monday, October 25 until Thursday, October 29 - Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.

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