The Toronto Transit Commission today released a new, four-minute video to help explain the 12-day closure of Pape Station this Aug. 19-30, including the diversion of three bus routes. The closure will help hasten construction and modernization work that is under way at the station today. The station re-opens at the start of service on Sat., Aug. 31.
The video can be viewed here on the TTC’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s92E5aM7YfE.
During the closure, subway trains will not stop at Pape Station. Announcements in subway stations and on board trains as they approach Pape Station from both directions will advise customers of the changes to bus routings – there are three: the 25 Don Mills, 72 Pape and 81 Thorncliffe Park – and which station to use to access each route. In addition to detailed information on the TTC’s website, signage has been erected in the subway system with information to help customers during the closure. The TTC will also add staff at affected stations to provide additional, in-person customer assistance.
Last spring, the TTC conducted an online survey asking customers and the community if they favoured speeding up the completion of construction of Pape Station by closing it for either 12 consecutive days, six straight weekends, or to keep the station open and continue with the current construction schedule. The majority wanted the station closed to help speed up construction.
This afternoon, TTC managers, including CEO Andy Byford, will hold a Meet the Managers session at Pape Station from 5 – 6 p.m., and next Thursday (Aug. 15) in advance of the closure that starts on Mon., Aug. 19.
For more information, visit: http://pape.ttc.ca