The TTC says it’s being forced to cancel scheduled weekend subway closures after the transit workers’ union ended an agreement allowing members to work overtime. Last weekend the agency also postponed a planned service suspension between Sheppard West and Lawrence West on the same line. Article Continued BelowWithout the overtime authorization, the TTC doesn’t have enough workers to operate the shuttle buses required to replace subway service during a closure. The subway closure planned for this weekend was one of 24 service suspensions scheduled this year to enable work on a new station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT beneath the existing Eglinton TTC station. The Crosstown work can’t be done safely while subways are running, according to Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins, and will have to be rescheduled.
Source: thestar May 16, 2018 20:15 UTC