Tens of thousands of Toronto transit riders will have to take a Yonge Street shuttle bus if they want to get anywhere south of Bloor Street. A part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s Yonge subway line will be shut down for the weekend.
Exactly one month ago, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) shutdown the Yonge subway line from Bloor Station to Union Station as part of ongoing installations of a double crossover section of track at College Station.
Last week, TTC riders faced further delays on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Transit users were forced to either walk or take a shuttle bus between St. George Station and St. Clair West Station due to track maintenance.
A normally packed southbound platform at Bloor Station is virtually deserted in this photo.
Thousands of Toronto transit riders experienced the same delays this weekend. There will be no subway service from Bloor Station to Union Station for scheduled track construction by TTC crews, according to the TTC Service Alerts.
As part of the closure, all trains heading south from Finch Station will turn back at Bloor Station. Trains heading south from Downsview Station will also be turning back when they arrive at Union Station.
Transit riders will be required to do one of two things: 1) Either walk to University Avenue and get on one of the University line trains 2) Take a shuttle bus from Bloor Station.
Transit riders cramming the northwest side of Yonge and Bloor to get on the shuttle bus.
The shuttle buses are scheduled to stop at Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas, Queen, King and Front.
But if you hate crowded buses and like to sit, don’t expect to sit or be on an empty bus if travelling on a shuttle bus. The lines were packed and buses were crowded. At Yonge Street and Bloor Street, the lines actually reached retail shops along Bloor Street West.
The TTC expects regular subway service to resume come the Monday morning rush hour.