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 Ontario . Canada

Toronto Subway Map 2002 © UrbanRail.NetStreetcar

 SUBWAY

Subway LogoWith more than 5 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, Toronto is the largest city in Canada.

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) operates three full metro lines (1495 mm gauge) and one short light rail type line (Scarborough RT). Apart from these rapid transit rail lines there is an 82 km long streetcar network as well as the GO Transit suburban rail service connecting with the metro at the central Union station and other stations. Additional line numbers were first introduced in March 2014.

Total length: 70 km (52 km underground, 8 km elevated, 10 km ground level)

 

 [1] Yonge-University-Spadina Subway

Downsview - Finch, 31 km, 32 stations, U-shaped line giving two north-south routes

30 Mar 1954: Eglinton - Union (7.4 km)
28 Feb 1963: Union - St.George
31 Mar 1973: Eglinton - York Mills
30 Mar 1974: York Mills - Finch
28 Jan 1978: St.George - Wilson
18 Jun 1987: North York Centre station added
31 Mar 1996: Wilson - Downsview

 

 [2] Bloor-Danforth Subway

Kipling - Kennedy, 27.5 km, 31 stations, east-west line parallel to Lake Ontario

26 Feb 1966: Keele - Woodbine
11 May 1968: Keele - Islington, Woodbine - Warden
22 Nov 1980: Islington - Kipling, Warden - Kennedy

 

 [3] Scarborough RT

Kennedy - McCowan, 6.4 km, 6 stations, driverless small-profile metro, partly elevated and partly at grade (around Ellesmere and Lawrence East stations), to be converted to light rail and integrated with the future CrossTown Line

24 May 1985 - Kennedy - McCowan

 

 [4] Sheppard Subway

Sheppard/Yonge - Don Mills, 6.4 km, 5 stations

24 Nov 2002 - Sheppard/Yonge - Don Mills

 

 

 Projects

The Yonge-University-Spadina Subway is being extended from Downsview to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre via York University (8.6 km; 6 stations). See official website with project details! Scheduled to open in late 2015.

The 19 km Eglinton Crosstown LRT [5], now under construction, will include a 9.8 km underground section. The new line will be operated with low-floor vehicles and run mostly along Eglinton Road, before integrating the current Scarborough RT line at Kennedy station. (Official Project Website)

 Photos

Yonge-University-Spadina + Bloor-Danforth Subways

Eglinton West  © Mark Michalovic Downsview  © Mark Michalovic Downsview  © Mark Michalovic Dupont  © Mark Michalovic Davisville yard © Mark Michalovic Bloor-Danforth subway © Mark Michalovic Kipling  © Mark Michalovic
Photos © Mark Michalovic

Sheppard Subway:

Sheppard/Yonge Bayview Bessarion
Photos © Michael Batori

Scarborough RT:

McCowan © Mark Michalovic Kennedy © Mark Michalovic McCowan © Mark Michalovic Scarborough RT train © Mark Michalovic Kennedy © Mark Michalovic
Photos © Mark Michalovic

 

 Links

TTC (Offcial Site) - Subway and Streetcar Operator

     Projects

GO Transit - Toronto Area Commuter Rail Home Page

Metrolinx - Ontario Transport Planning Authority

James Bow's The Transit Toronto Website - Subways & Streetcars
   
incl. Sheppard Subway Extension and Eglinton West Subway project

Toronto Transit at nycsubway.org

Toronto Transit Commission at Wikipedia

Toronto LRT Information Page

Steve Munro discusses Toronto transit issues

UrbanRail.Net > Toronto's ghost station Lower Bay

 

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