(Photo by Jen Vitterli via Flickr.com)
Those pesky TTC subway closures on Line 1 are back this weekend to wreak havoc on your weekend errands.
As per usual, the Eglinton LRT continues to give headaches to everyone moving around Midtown Toronto. From road closures and blocked lanes to subway closures and extra traffic, the project seems endless....just like the new weekend commute through midtown...
There will be more of the regularly scheduled subway closures between Lawrence and St. Clair stations this weekend.
Luckily, this is the last recurring closure scheduled for Line 1, so TTC users can expect regular service for the next little while.
How To Navigate The Closure
Shuttle buses will operate along the normal subway route via Yonge St. They will stop at all the regular subway station stops, but just outside the typical zone. TTC operators will direct you on where to line up.
You can also grab the 97 Yonge bus if you'd prefer to avoid the shuttle.
And, the University side of Line 1 is still operational, so you can always travel north and south along there as an alternative.
How To Pay
If you’re paying with PRESTO during the subway closure just tap your card when you first board the TTC.
If you are transferring from the subway to a shuttle bus or from a shuttle bus to the subway don’t tap your PRESTO card again. Unlike normal subway to bus transfers, shuttle buses do not need a second tap.
Cash and token fares will still be accepted on the shuttle bus, which will get you a transfer onto the subway (and vice versa).
All normal service will resume on the Monday after the closure.