Construction Heads Up Part 5: A Streetcar Named “Replacement Shuttle Bus”

29 Jul

Well we all knew this would have to happen eventually…
Starting today and continuing until sometime in 2013, there will no longer be any streetcars running from Union Station to the Harbourfront.

But don’t get too upset, these street cars have been replaced by shuttle buses – and they’ve kept the same 509 and 510 names to avoid confusion.

Now since there will be no streetcars, TTC crews will begin removing the overhead streetcar wiring from the portal to east of Lower Spadina Avenue. The wire removal will begin on Monday July 30th and should take about 10 days but if we have another day of pouring rain or other severe weather the removal process could take longer.

Although the majority of construction activities happening between July 29th- August 3rd will take place on the TTC track right-of-way with almost no impacts to vehicular or pedestrian access it’s a good idea to check in on the most recent updates.

There is even a handy video explaining the changes!

– Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer


2 Responses to “Construction Heads Up Part 5: A Streetcar Named “Replacement Shuttle Bus””


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