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No subway service, Lawrence to St Clair: September 25 and 26



The TTC is closing part of Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair stations all day Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing part of Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair stations all day Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations and between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses partly replace the trains, stopping in subway station bus terminals or on the street near each station of the closed section of the line.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

While this section of Line 1 is closed, Metrolinx contractors continue working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit. The TTC will also take advantage of this closure to perform maintenance in this area

All stations remain open so you can pay fares or connect with TTC buses and streetcars.

Since Lawrence Station is not yet an accessible station, if you’re travelling southbound along Line 1 and need an accessible connection, exit the train at York Mills Station and ask a TTC customer service employee for help or directions.

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 late September and early October:

  • Wednesday, September 29 until Friday, October 1 - Eglinton to King - close early - track work, signal-system testing.
  • Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 - Sheppard - Yonge to Bloor - track work.

GO temporarily revising train service along Stouffville line, September 25 and 26; GO buses replace some train service



Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, GO Transit is temporarily adjusting train service along the 71 Stouffville line to accommodate maintenance work at rail crossings on the corridor. GO buses will replace train service for some stops. Saturday and...... Read on...

Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, GO Transit is temporarily adjusting train service along the 71 Stouffville line to accommodate maintenance work at rail crossings on the corridor. GO buses will replace train service for some stops.


Saturday and Sunday


Southbound

Passengers travelling between Lincolnville and Centennial GO stations:

  • The first three trains of the day leave Lincolnville and Stouffville GO stations three minutes earlier than usually. The trains leave all other stations on the late at the same time as usually. changes for any other station stops on these trips.
  • Starting with the train that usually leaves Mount Joy GO Station at 10:35 a.m., all leaving Mount Joy at 0:35 after the hour, instead, start their trips in Unionville GO Station at :48 after the hour.
  • Southbound GO buses pick up passengers at Mount Joy, Markham and Centennial GO stations. They end their trips in Unionville GO. You can then transfer to the train at Unionville. Trains drop off or pick up passengers at all stops south of Unionville to Union Station.

Passengers travelling between Unionville and Union:

  • Regular weekend train service operates.
Northbound
  • All trains from Union end in Unionville, starting with the train leaving at 9:14 a.m. and ending with the train leaving at 8:14 p.m.
  • Northbound GO buses operate from Unionville, serving passengers at all stops toward Lincolnville or Uxbridge.
  • The last three trains from Union, starting with the 21:14 trip, operate as far northward as Lincolnville, arriving in Stouffville GO and Lincolnville GO stations three minutes later than usually.

GO buses
  • Southbound buses along routes 70 and 70C drop off or pick up passengers in Mount Joy, Markham, Centennial and Unionville GO stations. Buses leave Mount Joy, Markham and Centennial GO 15 minutes earlier than usually.
  • Northbound buses along routes 70 and 70C serve passengers in Unionville, Centennial, Markham and Mount Joy. GO buses leave Unionville, Centennial, Markham GO six minutes later than usually.
  • To board the bus at Mount Joy, walk to the bus loop, which is between the station building and Bur Oak Avenue.
  • To board the bus at Markham, walk along Station Street to the bus stops on Main Street.
  • To board the bus at Centennial, walk southward to Bullock Drive, past Markham Centennial Community Centre, to the bus stops on Bullock Drive.

Weekend events affect transit services, September 24, 25, 26



Special events affecting transit services this weekend — Friday, September 24, Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 — take place in the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Niagara...... Read on...

Special events affecting transit services this weekend — Friday, September 24, Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 — take place in the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Niagara Falls, Peterborough, St. Catharines and Toronto.


Subway closes early, Eglinton to King: September 20 to 23



From Monday, September 20 until Thursday, September 23, the TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Eglinton and King stations earlier than usually. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Eglinton stations and between...... Read on...

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From Monday, September 20 until Thursday, September 23, the TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Eglinton and King stations earlier than usually. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Eglinton stations and between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and King stations after 11 p.m. those nights.

Shuttle buses partly replace subway service. The buses mostly operate along Yonge Street, dropping off or picking up passengers at stops on the street near all stations on the closed section of the line.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Most stations on this section of Line 1 remain open so you can pay fares or connect with TTC buses and streetcars or Line 2 Bloor - Danforth trains. However, Summerhill, College and Queen stations are closed.

King Station is not yet an accessible station. If you’re travelling southbound along this part of Line 1 and need an accessible connection, exit the train at Queen Station and ask any TTC customer service employee for help.

While this section of the subway 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 in September:

  • Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 - Lawrence to St Clair - Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line; maintenance.
  • Monday, September 27 until Thursday, September 30 - Eglinton to King - close early - maintenance.

  • Sunday, August 22 - Sheppard - Yonge to Bloor - ATC installation and testing.


Single-track subway operation, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to Pioneer Village: September 20 to 23



Late nights Monday, September 20 until Thursday, September 23, Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains in both directions operate along the southbound tracks only between Vaughan Metropolitan and Pioneer Village stations, while TTC crews repair a leak on...... Read on...

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Late nights Monday, September 20 until Thursday, September 23, Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains in both directions operate along the southbound tracks only between Vaughan Metropolitan and Pioneer Village stations, while TTC crews repair a leak on the northbound tracks. Regular service resumes by 6 a.m. each morning.

(Since the single-track operation occurs after midnight each night, technically, the closure is from Tuesday, September 21 until Friday, September 24.)

During single-track operation, both south- and northbound trains alternate along the southbound tracks.

You must board northbound trains on the southbound platforms at Pioneer Village and Highway 407 stations. You may also have to wait for trains longer than usually.


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 once more in September:

  • Monday, September 27 until Thursday, September 30 - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to Pioneer Village - Single-track operation after midnight.

Hurontario LRT - Port Credit GO Station: Construction blocks more parking spaces, starting September 20



Metrolinx and its contractors also continue building the Hurontario light rail transit line at the station. Metrolinx intends to build a new underpass on the south side of the rail corridor at Port Credit GO Station. Building the underpass...... Read on...

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Metrolinx and its contractors also continue building the Hurontario light rail transit line at the station.


Metrolinx intends to build a new underpass on the south side of the rail corridor at Port Credit GO Station. Building the underpass will allow the LRT vehicles to travel into **the future below-ground Port Credit LRT Station.

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^ An artist rendering of the platform at the Port Credit stop. Image, Metrolinx


Starting Monday, September 20, the LRT work zone blocks more parking spaces in the south end of the south parking lot. It also blocks the driveway from Park Street East into the south parking lot. You can still access the south parking lot from Ann Street and Queen Street East. GO Transit says, “There is still parking available in the north, south and west parking lots.”

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Since Thursday, July 29, the LRT work zone has blocked even more parking spaces in the north parking lot.

Access to the tunnels, bike shelter and pedestrian pathways remains the same as previously.


Since Monday, March 22, the LRT work zone has blocked 75 more parking spaces in the north lot. Construction activity takes place in the northwest corner of the north parking lot.


Also, since Monday, February 8, GO made major changes to the station parking due to the LRT construction.

North lot:
  • GO closed some of the parking spaces in the south half of the north parking lot.
  • It relocated reserved parking spaces in the north lot.
  • A pedestrian path is available so you can walk to and from the tunnels connecting to the train platforms.
  • The elevator to the north platform remains available. The elevator to the south platform is currently under construction. An accessibility ramp is available for you to use to reach the south platform. Look for signs to help guide you to and from your platform.
  • Expect a series of closures in the north lot during construction “until the end of 2022”, meaning as late as December 31, 2022.

South lot:
  • GO closed part of the south lot on Hurontario Street. It closed part of the east side and the northern half of the parking lot.
  • It also closed the stairs from Hurontario Street into the south parking lot during construction.
  • It relocated some of the reserved parking spaces in the south lot.
  • Construction does not impact sidewalks or entrances for passengers in the south parking lot.

Also, starting “this month (Feb.)” — perhaps as early as Monday February 8 — crews are protecting and removing trees and shrubs.

Crews are installing plywood fencing around trees in the area to protect them from construction debris. They intend to protect as many trees as possible. However, they will remove trees that they can’t protect. But local bylaws require Metrolinx to replace any trees as a part of the final landscaping of the area.


Construction in the Port Credit GO Station parking lots continues “until 2024”, meaning as late as until December 31, 2024.


Metrolinx also continues enhancing Port Credit GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


Since Friday, May 21, GO has closed the walkway connecting the two pedestrian tunnels in the north parking lot for construction.

You can only access the west tunnel through the pedestrian bridge from Sandham Road. The east tunnel will remain accessible through the pedestrian path around the construction area from the north parking lot.

GO is closing the walkway “until September 2021”, meaning as late as until September 30.


Crews recently installed the new temporary pedestrian bridge, which has been available for passengers, since Friday, May 7. The access route from the north parking lot is no longer available due to Hurontario light rail transit construction around Mary Fix Creek.

LRT construction does not affect access from the north parking lot to the east tunnel.


Friday, April 23, GO crews installed fencing on a small section of the island (north) platform near the entrance to the stairs connecting to the east tunnel. GO contractors need this space to repair the roof, install the ceiling and complete mechanical and electrical work.

Construction and fencing on the island platform at Port Credit GO Station continue “until later this spring”, meaning as late as until June 21.


Since Thursday, December 2, 2020, GO has temporarily removed the PRESTO fare-payment device on the west side of the stairs (between the bus loop and the south platform) until further notice.

It’s also temporarily removed the digital screen displaying trip information and the PRESTO fare-payment device on the east side of the stairs (also between the bus loop and the south platform). Crews will put the machines in place when they finish building the west ramp “in spring 2021”, meaning the devices are out of service as late as until June 30.

PRESTO fare-payment devices are available in the station building and on the ramp at the northwest corner of the south parking lot by the Kiss and Ride. Digital screens are available on the train platforms and in the GO station building.


Since Tuesday, August 4, 2020, GO has closed 15 parking spaces in the southwest lot near Stavebank Road North, so crews can store construction material for ongoing construction at Port Credit GO.


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


Oakville GO Station: Cross Avenue construction affects transit and vehicle access, starting September 20



Metrolinx continues to improve safety and amenities at Oakville GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. Starting Monday, September 20, you may experience delays when accessing and leaving **Oakville GO Station while Town of Oakville contractors pave part...... Read on...

Metrolinx continues to improve safety and amenities at Oakville GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


Starting Monday, September 20, you may experience delays when accessing and leaving **Oakville GO Station while Town of Oakville contractors pave part of Cross Avenue as part of its annual road resurfacing and preservation program. Give yourself extra time to get to the north side of the GO station. The work zone restricts traffic lanes during all times of the week, except during rush hours, between Argus and Trafalgar Roads. Entrances and exits into the parking lot and the bus loop remain open.

GO Transit passengers aboard buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 56 Oshawa / Oakville.

Oakville Transit passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 1 Trafalgar;
  • 5 / 5A Dundas;
  • 11 Linbrook;
  • 13 Westoak Trails;
  • 19 River Oaks;
  • 20 Northridge; and
  • 24 South Common.

Construction on Cross Avenue continues to affect GO and Oakville Transit service until “early October”, meaning as late as until October 15.


Since Monday, September 13, GO contractors have been installing tactile yellow safety tiles on the east side of platforms 3 and 4 to remind you how far back to stand. This temporarily changes how you board or exit your train.

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Travelling from Oakville GO Station:

  • The east side of platforms 3 and 4 is closed for construction.
  • Not all coaches open doors at Oakville during construction.
  • The east tunnel, the elevator and stairwells remain open. Follow the pedestrian path to get to the west side of platforms 3 and 4 to board your train.
  • From the parking garage or south lot, walk to the north side of the station and access platforms 1 and 2 through the east tunnel.
  • For faster access to the platform, arrive at the station on the north side.
  • Look for signs to show you where to stand and remember to spread out along the platform to help keep everyone safe.
  • The accessible ramp will still be available to those who need to board the accessible coach.

Travelling to Oakville GO Station:

  • Listen to announcements on your train — not all coaches open doors at Oakville GO.
  • The accessible ramp will still be available to those who need to exit the accessible coach.
  • The graphic below shows you where to stand on the platform.

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Crews installed safety tiles on the west side of all platforms, starting July 5.

They continue installing safety tiles on the east side of platforms 3 and 4 at Oakville GO Station until further notice.


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


Malton GO Station: Platform and boarding changes, starting "the week of" September 20



Metrolinx continues a project to enhance communication and safety features and create more connections at Malton GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. During “the week of” Monday, September 20, GO Transit contractors are paving at Malton GO...... Read on...

Metrolinx continues a project to enhance communication and safety features and create more connections at Malton GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


During “the week of” Monday, September 20, GO Transit contractors are paving at Malton GO Station. The work zone affects how you board and exit your train on platform 2.

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Travelling from Malton GO Station:

  • The work zone blocks parts of platform 2.
  • The elevator and stairs to the island (north) platform in the west tunnel remain available.
  • Look for signs that show you where to stand. Remember to spread out along the platform to help keep everyone safe.
  • The accessible ramp is available to those who need it to board the accessible coach.

Travelling from Union Station:

  • Listen to announcements on your train. Not all coaches will open doors at Malton.
  • The accessible ramp is available to those who need it to exit the accessible coach.

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Since Thursday, January 7, GO has temporarily changed how you access the station during the next phase of construction. Contractors continue to install utilities underground for the new electrical building at the station.

Brampton Transit or MiWay buses, use a temporary bus platform, just west of the passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or “Kiss and Ride”) near the accessible parking spaces.

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GO has closed about 300 parking spaces. GO says, “There will still be plenty of parking available for you at the station.”

This phase of construction at Malton GO Station continues until further notice.


Metrolinx is preparing the station for GO Expansion by:

  • adding tactile yellow safety tiles at the edge of the train platforms to remind you how far back to stand;
  • installing new digital signs on the train platforms;
  • widening the island platform to allow trains to stop on the north side; and
  • changing the accessible platform to function on both sides.

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


Stouffville GO Station: Investigative drilling, starting September 20



From 8 p.m. Monday, September 20 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 21 and continuing overnight nightly, contractors conduct investigative drilling at **Stouffville GO Station. The work zone blocks four parking spots just east of the station building. Investigative drilling at...... Read on...

From 8 p.m. Monday, September 20 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 21 and continuing overnight nightly, contractors conduct investigative drilling at **Stouffville GO Station. The work zone blocks four parking spots just east of the station building.

Investigative drilling at Stouffville GO Station continues until further notice.


The Films of Richard Glaze - Trailer Announces Successful Digitization of 2 hours, 30-plus Minutes of Material



We are very proud to announce that the mile of 16mm film footage shot by Richard Glaze during the late 1950s and the early-to-mid 1970s was successfully digitized by Frame Discreet, who have done a tremendous job cleaning up and...... Read on...

We are very proud to announce that the mile of 16mm film footage shot by Richard Glaze during the late 1950s and the early-to-mid 1970s was successfully digitized by Frame Discreet, who have done a tremendous job cleaning up and colour correcting the film. The scanning has uncovered a stunning array of classic footage from 50-70 years ago that we and the Halton County Railway Museum will be uploading to our YouTube Channels. There's a lot to go through, so it may take a little time for all of the material to be made public, but in the meantime, we here at Transit Toronto are thanking the Kickstarter supporters who raised over $7,500 for this project, as well as the rest of you, with this movie trailer highlighting some of the material uncovered:

The video will debut Friday at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

This project could not have been done without the help of a lot of people, and we'd like to thank Transit Toronto videographer Damian Baranowski, the manager of the Streetcar Museum YouTube Channel Trever Parkins-Sciberras, Transit activist and historian Steve Munro, Transit Toronto News manager Robert MacKenzie and, of course, all of the people who promoted our Kickstarter campaign and the people who pledged their support, including:

At the Executive Producer Level:

  • Eric Bow

At the Associate Producer Level:

  • Andrew G. Clarkson, Brad O'Brien, Darwin O'Connor, David Kappler-Burch, Edward M. Brinda, Eric Logan, Isaac Morland, J. H. Raum, Jason Fidalgo, Leonid Elbert, Lorne Landry, Mark R. Francis, Michael Taylor, Neil Jenkins, Steve Munro, Tim van Putten, Tim Bethune

At the Named Supporter Level

  • Alan Fox, Andrew Noble, Anne-Marie Marais, Blair Krupchyn @ 5151photography, Chris Drew, Christiaan Piller, D. Parberry, Dennis Kwok, Dmitri Tchigvintsev, Ernest Fu, Fred W Johnson, Gerry Wimmer, Howard Levine, Jared, Jon Belanger, Kevin Nicol, Lukas Valentich, Mark Pompeo, Paul Croft, Randylenn, Rob Mcdonald, Robert Lubinski, Robert Mackenzie, Roy Schulze, Simon Margolis, Steven Olsen, Taylor Paige, Walter Lis, Zaki Husain

Thanks again to everyone.

As for the next round of fundraising to digitize the remaining two-thirds of Richard's archive, we are working with the Halton County Radial Railway Museum to set something up that we hope all rail and transit fans can contribute to. This different but familiar venue may be an incentive to get people who might be intimidated by Kickstarter to contribute. The details are still being worked out so, as we say in the trailer, stay tuned.


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