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05/28/2010

G20 + TTC = regular(ish) scheduled service. We hope.

The TTC has issued a press release about how public transportation will be affected during the G20 summit. With the exception of some minor surface route diversions, the TTC promises to "operate as usual" (in other words: grumpily, expensively, and prone to delays? Just kidding @bradTTC).

Here are the details:

  • All subway stations will remain open. The Queens Quay streetcar station will close from June 25-27
  • TTC will operate regularly scheduled service with some minor surface route diversions
  • 6 Bay, 72A Pape and 320 Yonge bus routes will be diverted during June 25-27
  • Should any security concerns arise, TTC will alter service or routes as necessary. Service changes or diversions will be communicated as quickly as possible via ttc.ca, e-alerts, platform screens, Twitter and Facebook.
  • On June 25 only, the 97B Yonge bus and 503 streetcar routes will be diverted (they do not operate on weekends)
  • The 509 and 510 streetcars will be bypassing Queens Quay station, which will be closed from June 25-27
  • The 504 King streetcar will run its regular service

Of course, as with everything else G20-related, all of this is subject to change.

Should protesters force streetcars or buses to a standstill,  routes may get diverted or people will be asked to safely disembark, says TTC spokesperson Brad Ross.

Ross said Wheel-Trans users will also be able to ride their usual buses into the yellow zone, or outer security perimeter, but should notify TTC and G20 summit officials just in case.

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