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Section of Yonge subway closed this weekend

The TTC is going to be closing down a major section of its subway system this weekend so it can continue work on an improvement to its track system.
The Yonge subway will be closed this weekend, from Bloor Street to Union station. ((CBC) )

The TTC is going to be closing down a major section of its subway system this weekend so it can continue work on an improvement to its track system.

The section of the Yonge line between Bloor and Union stations will be out of service on the weekend of Feb. 26-27, so engineering crews can complete the second stage of a new double cross-over section of track at the College station.

The track improvement will allow the TTC to turn subway trains around at College.  Right now the only place trains can turn is either Union or Bloor.

Buses will run between Bloor Street and Front Street during the weekend closures.  The TTC is also suggesting that riders make use of the University section of the system to travel north and south. 

Service will resume on the Yonge line at the regular time on Monday morning. 

To complete the work the TTC will need to close the Yonge line for one more weekend - probably in late March, said a TTC spokesman.