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TTC set to open second platform at Union Station

It's been an absolute mess at Union Station as the TTC works to renovate the perpetually busy transit hub, but there's some good news today for commuters who crowd into the station. As of Monday, the second subway platform that's been under construction for over a year will finally be in use. That should dramatically ease congestion during rush hour and after events at the ACC and SkyDome (oops, Rogers Centre).

Finch and Downsview-bound trains will now each have a dedicated platform, thereby doubling the passenger capacity at the station. Other improvement at Union are still a ways away, and the cosmetics of the station scream construction site, but the extra space should make things a little less insufferable down there. The TTC projected that the work would be done by the end of July, so it finishes mostly on schedule. Don't you just love good news?


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