DVP fully reopens, GO Train and TTC delays remain
TORONTO – The northbound and southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway have reopened to traffic after the highway was closed due to severe flooding overnight, but delays remain for commuters using GO Train and TTC services.
The northbound lanes were reopened just after 4 a.m. and the southbound lanes followed around 5:30 a.m.
The City of Toronto indicated in the morning that Lake Shore Blvd and the Allen Expressway are also open.
Watch a timelapse video of the DVP flooding Monday night.
The Bayview Extension has reopened to traffic.
The underpass at King and Atlantic streets remain closed. There continue to be some limited impacts and closures to some local roads throughout the city.
427 Southbound On-ramp from Rexadle Blvd/Derry Road, both Eastbound and Westbound lanes closed.
Due to severe flooding there is no subway service between KIPLING to JANE stations on the Bloor/Danforth line. Shuttle buses are operating both ways.
All other Subway/RT service are operating normally.
WATCH: TTC CEO Andy Byford talks to The Morning Show to provide an update on subway services and about the challenges dealing with the numerous delays during Monday night’s transit flooding.
YORK REGION TRANSIT:
All YRT Viva routes are operating as scheduled today.
GO TRAIN STATUS:
Last evening’s torrential rains have washed out sections of track across the rail system. Because of this, train service will be operating as follows:
LAKESHORE WEST LINE:
Trains are operating a shuttle train service between Aldershot and Port Credit and Long Branch and Union. A shuttle bus is operating between Port Credit and Long Branch to connect the two. The following train trip will run as scheduled then turn into a shuttle train once completed.
Due to severe flooding at the Kipling Subway, we are unable to make a stop at the Kipling GO Station until further notice. You may take Mississauga MiWay from Dixie GO or TTC shuttle buses to Kipling. Additionally, due to a signal malfunction caused by extreme weather the following trains are delayed:
The Milton 07:53 – Union 08:53 train trip is on the move; delayed 31 minutes from Kipling due to a signal malfunction caused by the extreme weather.
RICHMOND HILL LINE:
GO Trains will service Richmond Hill and Langstaff GO only and will then be rerouted on an alternate corridor into Union Station. As a result, you can expect delays of approximately 30-45 minutes arriving into Union Station.
GO Train service is not be available from the Oriole and Old Cummer GO stations; however, passengers may use their GO fares to travel on the TTC at Leslie, Finch, Sheppard and York Mills Stations at a staffed entrance.
The Richmond Hill 09:20 – Union 10:06 train trip will be replaced by a bus service.
All trains are expected to operate from Lincolnville GO as scheduled. However, you may experience minor delays as these trains will make additional stops at both Scarborough and Danforth GO to accommodate passengers on the Lakeshore East line.
All trains are expected to operate at reduced speeds, expect delays of approximately 10 minutes.
All trains are expected to operate from Allandale GO as scheduled, however, you may experience minor delays arriving into Union Station.
Further GO Transit updates can be found here.
GO BUS STATUS:
GO Bus services are operating as scheduled.
TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Operations may be slower today due to effects of the storm.
The Greater Toronto Airport Authority website has been restored after being offline for most of the overnight hours.
If you’re scheduled to fly today, officials urge people to confirm the status of your flight.
BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT:
The Airport ferry is currently in operation to facilitate passenger and employee traffic from the airport to the mainland.
Passengers are encouraged to check flights status at the links below and contact their airline for inquiries about flight changes and accommodations.
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