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8 TTC subway stations are shutting down for the weekend

No Toronto weekend would be complete without a major TTC closure, and Line 1 passengers will once again have to plan around an outage between Finch and St Clair subway stations on Saturday and Sunday.

Service will be halted along the stretch of eight stations all weekend as TTC crews continue work on the new Automatic Train Control signal system enhancement, designed to increase the capacity of the system through quicker intervals between trains.

During the closure, subway service will be replaced by shuttle buses, a two-word combo capable of striking fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned TTC riders.

Stations will be closed for service, but most will remain open for passengers to load their Presto cards and connect to surface routes serving subway stations.

The one exception is North York Centre station, which will be shuttered during the closure.

A couple of stations to the south, York Mills station’s southern Old York Mills Road entrance will be closed, though the station itself remains open for card purchases and reloading.

Another station to the south, Lawrence's automatic entrances at Ranleigh Avenue and Bedford Park Avenue will also be closed, though customers can still access the station entrances at the intersection of Yonge and Lawrence.

UPDATE: The TTC announced on Thursday afternoon that the scheduled subway closure has been cancelled.

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