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TTC to temporarily halt service to accommodate light-rail construction

The Eglington Crosstown light-rail project is slated to open in 2021.
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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) this weekend will partially close its Line 1 subway route as Metrolinx crews continue to build the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project.

Service will be halted Feb. 10-11 between the Lawrence and St. Clair stations. Current work on the Eglinton Crosstown project includes construction below the existing TTC station at Eglinton, a shift of TTC's platform to the north and installation of a new tunnel ventilation system at the south and north ends of the subway platform.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the Eglinton Crosstown project calls for the construction of an 11.8-mile east-west light-rail line in Toronto. The route's western terminus will be Mount Dennis Station, and its eastern terminus will be the Kennedy Station.

To make way for Crosstown construction, Metrolinx requires 24 closures of TTC's Line 1 this year. This weekend's closure marks the first of 15 between the Lawrence and St. Clair stations.

During the shutdowns, TTC also will undertake trackwork in the closure area, agency officials said in a press release.

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