Work description and purpose

As part of its preventative and corrective maintenance program, starting on Monday, May 6 and continuing for four to five weeks, TTC will be carrying out track maintenance between Rosedale and Bloor stations. The work will range from replacing ballast (stones), replacing wood ties and tamping new ballast to secure the track system in place. The work is essential to maintain the track in state of good repair and ensure a safe and smoother subway operations through the area.

Night Work

This work can only be conducted when the subway is not operating; 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays between 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

TTC is also scheduling early evening subway closures for Line 1 between Bloor-Yonge and Eglinton stations (starting at approximately 11 p.m.), which will allow the track maintenance work between Rosedale and Bloor to start earlier most nights and help expedite completion. The early evening subway closures are scheduled for May 6 to 9, 13 to 16, 21 to 23 and 27 to 30.

Crews will begin working and delivering materials shortly after subway service ends each night.

A subway work-car will be used nightly at track level between the work location to vacuum up/remove the old ballast (stones) and expose the wood-ties that support the tracks. This method of removing the ballast from the track area is quick and less likely to cause damage to existing underground cabling and possible disruptions to subway service.

Noise can be expected when some equipment and subway work-cars are in full operation.

TTC Service

Shuttle buses will run frequently and stop at each station between Bloor-Yonge and Eglinton stations. All stations will remain open for fare sales and access to surface routes.

Note: Trains will operate at a reduced speed both ways through the work area between Rosedale and Bloor for the duration of the maintenance project.

Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state of good repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve transit in Toronto.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison Officer, 416-393-2197;