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TTC says it is prepared for expected winter storm 


TORONTO, January 8, 2024 – The TTC says it is preparing for tomorrow’s expected winter storm and it is ready to safely get those who need to travel to and from their destinations. With a messy forecast mix of heavy snow, rain, and gusty winds, motorists are encouraged to leave their cars at home and take transit. 

Extra employees and vehicles being deployed

Extra TTC employees and maintenance vehicles are being deployed throughout the system. They will be spreading salt and clearing surfaces of snow, keeping signals, switches, and overhead power operating. They also will be attending to any weather-related challenges.

Bus stops being monitored

As the storm moves in, the TTC says it will be actively monitoring 56 bus stops in areas where heavy snow and freezing rain are known to impact bus service.

Customers are advised to check if their bus stop is in service before they travel by visiting: https://www.ttc.ca/riding-the-ttc/Updates/Service-changes-in-the-event-of-winter-weather. QR codes displayed on signs at each of the 56 stops allow customers to check in real-time if their stop is in service.

Wheel Trans

Wheel-Trans will continue to provide service, however customers may experience delays and additional wait times. Customers who want to cancel their booked trips may do so without deducting ‘Life Happens’ points. 

Other measures to ensure service continuity include:

• Running anti-icing trains to keep the power rail and tracks clear of snow and ice.

• Spraying anti-icing on the entire streetcar overhead network, as well as on the ground at all bus, streetcar, and subway divisions, to ensure our vehicles can operate safely.

• The TTC will stay in regular communication with the City to ensure crews are aware of issues on transit routes.

• Social media and web updates will be pushed out frequently to keep customers informed.

The TTC is committed to providing a safe and reliable service in the most extreme weather, but operations can be impacted by road conditions.

Customers are advised to follow @TTCNotices on X or check ttc.ca for updates, and to allow extra travel time in the event of bad weather.

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