Wednesday, February 28, 2024

TTC prepared for expected winter storm

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The TTC is preparing for expected winter storm and is ready to safely get those who must travel today and tomorrow to and from their destinations.

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Based on the latest forecasts, this storm is likely to make surface travel challenging, so the TTC is encouraging those who need to travel to use transit to get to their destination in a safe and reliable manner.

The TTC is taking extra steps to ensure it delivers the best service possible, and is mobilizing its enhanced Severe Weather Plan to ensure it is able to continue to deliver the essential transit service customers need.

Actions already underway include:

  • Extra staff and vehicles are being prepared to deliver uninterrupted service.
  • Line 3 Scarborough SRT is currently operating. However, as the weather turns to a snow event, the line will be closed and fully replaced with buses until weather allows for it to re-open.
  • Forty-one bus stops located in hilly areas that are difficult for buses to navigate in snow and ice will be taken out of service overnight tonight. The full list can be found at https://www.ttc.ca/riding-the-ttc/Updates/Service-changes-in-the-event-of-winter-weather/Stops-out-of-service
  • Anti-icing and snow clearing protocols in place in all bus, streetcar and subway divisions.
  • Subway trains will be stored in tunnels along the main lines to avoid issues getting out of the yards.
  • The entire streetcar overhead network and vehicles have been treated with an anti-icing application. Should any issues arise on 512 St Clair, the route will be serviced with replacement buses.
  • Private contractor tow trucks are ready to assist with any trapped vehicles and the TTC’s fleet of snow-clearing equipment will be deployed as conditions progress.
  • The TTC will stay in regular communication with the City to ensure crews are aware of issues on transit routes.
  • Social media and web updates will be pushed out frequently to keep customers informed.

As always, the TTC is committed to safe and reliable service in the most extreme weather, but operations can be impacted by road conditions.

Customers are advised to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or check ttc.ca for updates and in the event of bad weather, to leave extra travel time.

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