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Commuters who use Union Station urged to set aside extra time

Commuters who pass through Union Station are being warned to set aside some extra time due to construction at the transit hub.

The westernmost doors of the Front Street moat — the area that joins the subway to the train station — were shut down on Friday for construction of the TTC’s second platform and will remain off-limits until November. The remaining doors will be open.

Transit riders are being urged to plan extra time, use King or St. Andrew stations instead, or use the underground PATH.

Crews are currently working on a $640-million restoration and revitalization project for the 85-year-old station. The work is set to wrap up in 2015.

Some of the key improvements and new features will include:

  • preserving key heritage elements.
  • the construction of a new pedestrian retail concourse below the station.
  • three-fold expansion of GO concourses.
  • restoration of VIA Rail concourse.
  • new PATH system connecting northwest corner of Union station to Wellingston Street.
  • increase the number of station entrances.
  • implement energy-efficient technologies, including deep-lake water cooling.

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