Dundas West (TTC)
|Address||1525 Bloor Street West|
|Opened||25 February 1966|
Dundas West is a station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It now ranks as the 29th busiest station in the system. Its postal address is 1525 Bloor Street West; the main entrance, however, is on Dundas Street, at the corner of Edna Avenue. The station is about 200 meters west of the Bloor GO Station on GO Transit's Kitchener line.
To the east of the station, the subway runs in a twin bored tunnel until just before the next station (Lansdowne). This allowed the tracks to pass underneath nearby railway lines without disturbing them during construction. To the west, the tracks follow a short "cut and cover" tunnel before emerging outside at the Dorval Portal. Trains run in open-air until they enter Keele Station.
South of the subway platforms, underground, are the four tunnels that comprise the Vincent Subway Yard. This station is also home to the Subway Track Maintenance Office, located on the Mezzanine level.
Nearby landmarks include The Crossways residential and retail complex, Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School, The Lithuanian House banquet hall, Roncesvalles and The Junction neighbourhoods.
In 2002, as part of a scheduled reconstruction of the streetcar tracks on Dundas Street, a second streetcar bay was added to the station in an effort to improve reliability on both the 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcar routes. Until the completion of the second bay, a streetcar waiting in the station on either route could hold up vehicles on the other.
- 40 Junction to Runnymede
- 168 Symington to Rogers Rd and Weston Rd
- 193 Exhibition Rocket - operates during the Canadian National Exhibition only
- 504 King to Broadview Station
- 505 Dundas to Broadview Station
Adjacent Bloor GO Station will be a stop on the Union Pearson Express running from Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is being designed and built by Metrolinx in time for the 2015 Pan American Games. The agency will also own and operate the line.
To support this, a direct connection will be made between the stations by way of a new tunnel and upgraded lighting.
- "Subway ridership, 2011-2012". Toronto Transit Commission. "This table shows the typical number of customer-trips made on each subway on an average weekday and the typical number of customers travelling to and from each station platform on an average weekday. Five stations serve two subways, and so are listed twice, once for each subway"
- "Airport link plan tackles fears in Weston area, premier says" By Tess Kalinowski & Rob Benzie, Toronto Star. January 22 2009
- "GO and TTC make a connection at Dundas West" Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star. March 22 2011
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