Dundas West station

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Dundas West
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Dundas West TTC McEntrance.JPG
Location 2365 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′25″N 79°27′10.5″W / 43.65694°N 79.452917°W / 43.65694; -79.452917Coordinates: 43°39′25″N 79°27′10.5″W / 43.65694°N 79.452917°W / 43.65694; -79.452917
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections GO Transit logo.svg Kitchener line GO logo.pngUP Express logo.svg Bloor GO Station
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 25 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2015[1]) 29,620
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy
Terminus 504 King
Roncesvalles Avenue
toward Broadview
505 Dundas
Roncesvalles Avenue
toward Broadview

Dundas West is a station on the Bloor–Danforth subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located just north of Bloor Street West at the corner of Dundas Street and Edna Avenue. The station is about 200 metres west of Bloor GO Station on the GO Transit Kitchener line and the Union Pearson Express.

Wi-Fi service is available at this station.[2] A McDonald's restaurant serves the station, with access from both the fare-paid and non-fare-paid areas of the station's upper level, and there is a Gateway Newstand on the mezzanine level.

Overview[edit]

Looking westwards over Vincent Yard towards the elevated Keele Station

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.

History[edit]

Dundas West station opened in 1966 as a part of the initial segment of the Bloor-Danforth line between Keele and Woodbine.

In 2002 as part of a scheduled reconstruction of the streetcar tracks on Dundas Street, a second streetcar track and platform was added in an effort to improve reliability on both the 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcar routes. Until the completion of the second track, a streetcar waiting in the station on either route could hold up vehicles on the other. At the same time, elevators were added, making the station wheelchair-accessible.

Surface connections[edit]

Streetcar and bus platforms

Connection to Bloor GO station[edit]

Metrolinx plans to build a direct connection to Dundas West station to the nearby Bloor GO Station with a new pedestrian tunnel from the east end of the subway platforms.[3] Currently customers transferring from the TTC to GO/UPX need to walk 200 metres east along city streets from the only station entrance, at the west end of the subway platforms.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2015" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 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. 
  2. ^ "There's now free WiFi at over 40 TTC subway stations". blogTO. Retrieved 2016-12-21. 
  3. ^ "GO and TTC make a connection at Dundas West" Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star. March 22, 2011
  4. ^ Tess Kalinowski (2015-05-22). "Union Pearson Express riders at Bloor face two-year wait for tunnel to TTC". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 

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