Saturday, November 30, 2013
Dufferin Street bridge demolition means train, traffic disruptions for Toronto
GO Transit said trains and buses won’t be running on the Lakeshore West line on Saturday and Sunday due to the demolition.
GO is running special train service along the nearby Milton line all weekend to help accommodate affected passengers.
Also Via Rail will suspend stops at Oakville on train numbers 72,73,75, 76, 79 80 and 81. Service will be provided at Aldershot.
A detour between Toronto and Aldershot will cause a delay of up to an hour. As well, trains 31, 78, 97 abd 98 will be replaced by bus service between Oakville and Toronto.
Pedestrian and motorist access to the bridge will be off limits until Dec. 7
Pedestrians can cross the railway tracks between Liberty Village and Exhibition Place via the GO Station tunnel at Atlantic Ave. Motorists can enter Exhibition Place from any of the entrances on Lake Shore Blvd. or from Strachan Ave.
“The city thanks the public for their patience as we undertake this important work to improve infrastructure in the community,” city spokesman Steve Johnston said in a release.
A temporary pedestrian is expected to open by Dec. 7. Two temporary bridges are slated to open for vehicular traffic by February.
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