TTC Streetcars Return to Queens Quay
October 10, 2014
On Sunday, October 12, the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina streetcars return to Queens Quay after two years of replacement bus service during Waterfront Toronto’s Queens Quay revitalization project. During construction, the Toronto Transit Commission installed new streetcar tracks and overhead wiring. Platforms were widened to accommodate the TTC’s new low-floor streetcars and ticket vending machines.
The 509 Harbourfront streetcars will now operate from Union Station to Exhibition Place, and the 510 Spadina streetcars will travel from Union Station to Spadina Station. The 510 Spadina, which has two of the new low-floor accessible streetcars, operates on a Proof of Payment system. Customers can track the new accessible streetcars at www.nextbus.com.
The streetcar tunnel at Union Station offloads to the Yonge platform towards Finch. Customers wishing to travel to street level or the University portion of Line 1 toward Downsview will need to take an elevator or stairs to the concourse level. As well, the temporary bus stop on Bay and Front has been removed. Customers must enter Union Station to access the streetcar.
A reminder, the elevator at Queens Quay station is currently out-of-service due to construction at a neighbouring property. As a result, customers requiring an elevator must travel to Union or Spadina stations.
The TTC thanks its customers for their patience while we work to improve transit in Toronto.
This information is provided from a TTC Press Release that can be viewed here.