As part of the TTC's ongoing roll out of the PRESTO fare card across the transit system, Dufferin and Lansdowne subway stations will be receiving modern fare gates compatible with the new payment system. Lansdowne and Dufferin stations will be among the first 10 stations upgraded. Overnight work at both stations will take place in order to minimize the disruption to customers. To reduce the project length, fare gates will be assembled offsite and installed once the turnstiles are removed.
Stating April 21, 2016, the old turnstiles will be removed and replaced with new PRESTO-enabled fare gates. This work will be completed by the end of June 2016. Access to Russet Avenue will be closed for the eastbound platform exit from May 5th to June 6 and the westbound platform exit from April 28 to May 30.
Once complete, customers will be able to access the station through the Russet Avenue entrance using either a PRESTO card or Metropass. The main station entrance on Dufferin Street will remain open during the upgrade.
Starting April 29, 2016, the old turnstiles will be removed and replaced with new PRESTO-enabled fare gates. This work will be completed by the end of May 2016. The Automatic Entrance located on Emerson Avenue will be closed from May 13 at 7pm to May 17 at 6am to safely remove the old fare gates. Construction work at the automatic entrance will continue through June 2016 but it will remain open.
Once complete, customers accessing the station through Emerson Avenue must use a PRESTO card or Metropass. Customers using tokens and cash will be able to access the station through the collector booth lane at the main entrance. Customer travel trough the station will remain unimpeded throughout the construction period.
To learn more about how PRESTO will work on the TTC, please visit http://getpres.to/.