Rail Replacements at Streetcar Stops on Queen Street East
Mid-May to Mid-July 2014
During this year’s major track work at the intersections of Queen/Leslie (May 11 to June 21*) and Queen/Broadview (June 30 July 25), the TTC will also be replacing worn rail at various streetcar stops along Queen Street East between Jones Avenue and Parliament Street.
During the scheduled Leslie/Queen and Broadview/Queen work, streetcars will be diverting north to Gerrard Street East, while buses will run on Queen Street with a minor diversion via Dundas Street East.
The TTC is committed to minimizing disruption to the community and will take advantage of the streetcar diversions that will be put in place for the two intersection projects. Coordinating this required work will reduce the duration of impacts to streetcar service on Queen Street East as much as possible.
The stop rail replacement work will be conducted during the weekdays and weekends.
Generally, the work at each of the stop location will take between 3 to 4 days to complete.
While this work is scheduled to be conducted during the daytime, some evening work may be required.
Traffic lanes will be reduced at each location to create a safe work zone, and on-street parking will be temporarily restricted within the work areas.
|Table title:Queen Streetcar Stop Rail Replacement Locations|
|Street:Booth Avenue||Direction:West||Timeline:May 12 – 15|
|Street:Logan Avenue||Direction:East||Timeline:May 20 – 23|
|Street:Logan Avenue||Direction:West||Timeline:May 26 – 29|
|Street:Brooklyn Avenue||Direction:East||Timeline:May 30 – June 2|
|Street:Brooklyn Avenue||Direction:West||Timeline:June 3 – 6|
|Street:Carlaw Avenue||Direction:East||Timeline:June 19 – 22|
|Street:Caroll Street||Direction:West||Timeline:July 1 – 4|
|Street:River Street||Direction:East||Timeline:July 10 – 13|
|Street:River Street||Direction:West||Timeline:July 14 – 17|
|Street:Tracy Street||Direction:East||Timeline:July 21 – 24|
|table sub-title:Three additional stops will be considered if time permits|
|Note: There is no track work planned in this area from June 22 to June 30.|
What to expect
Break/remove concrete to expose the rail along length of the streetcar stop (approx. 36m). Remove and replace rail, and place new concrete. Set to cure. The track allowance beyond the active work zones will be used for equipment and material storage.
The TTC regrets any inconvenience resulting from the track work. Efforts will be made to complete the work within the scheduled timelines while streetcars are diverting north to Gerrard Street East.
A new explainer video takes viewers through the Queen Street East intersection work and shows TTC customers, as well as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians how to get around during construction.
Planned closures are as follows:
Leslie St. and Queen St. E. – May 11-June 21: Replace 80 year-old water mains and install new streetcar tracks to connect to the Leslie Barns, the storage and maintenance facility being built to house Toronto’s new low-floor streetcars.
Victoria St. and Queen St. E. – May 11- 31: Replace tracks and switches.
Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. – June 30- July 25: Replace tracks and switches.
The 501 Queen streetcar, and 504 King streetcar during the Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. intersection closure, will divert during this work. Frequent replacement bus service will be provided along Queen St. E. between Coxwell Ave. and River St. Increased north-south bus service on Greenwood, Jones and Pape Aves. will help get customers to and from Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) should they opt to take the subway.
The TTC, and the Leslieville and Riverside BIAs, remind everyone that businesses remain open, and encourage residents to continue to support local business during construction.
The TTC thanks its customers and the local community for their patience as we work to improve transit in Toronto.
The streetcar diversion between Spadina and Church.
Several other streetcar routes, including 301 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 503 Kinstord, will be replaced by bus service.
Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue will be closed from June 30 to July 27 while track is replaced.
Part of the diversion is to create a route to the new streetcar facility at the bottom of Leslie. The TTC is laying down new track and replacing a water main, working with the city.