TTC Subway approaches the Kennedy Station.

FAST FACTS

 

  • The Scarborough RT, which operates between Kennedy Station and McCowan Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line, has been in service for over 30 years.

  • Average daily weekday ridership on the Scarborough RT is 39,900 riders (2013).

  • The vehicles that run on the Scarborough RT are reaching the end of their normal lifespan.

  • There is no simple way to ‘fix’ the Scarborough RT – replacing and adding RT vehicles is not possible because the existing vehicles are outdated and no longer available for purchase.

  • The Scarborough RT needs to be replaced to continue to provide high quality transit for the benefit of transit users across Toronto and within Scarborough.

  • The City and TTC have clear direction to deliver a fast, efficient and reliable subway system that extends the Bloor-Danforth line north from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre.

  • Recent estimates indicate that by 2031, the proposed new Scarborough Centre Station will be used by 7,400 riders during the peak hour in the peak direction.

  • The preferred McCowan Express alignment, station location and bus terminal has been approved by Council in March 2017.

  • The City of Toronto and TTC have initiated the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) on April 27, 2017.

  • The Scarborough Subway Extension is expected to be in operation by Q2 2026.

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