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way to ‘fix’ the Scarborough RT – replacing and adding RT vehicles is not possible because the existing vehicles are outdated and no longer available for purchase.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.
On August 24 2017, the Notice of Completion was issued for the Transit Project Assessment Process starting the 30 day public review period and 35 day Ministry of Environment and Climate Change review period.
The Scarborough Subway Extension received Transit Project Assessment Process approval from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change in October 2017.