Highway 407 (TTC)

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Highway 407
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Location Jane Street,
Vaughan, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°47′02″N 79°31′23″W / 43.78389°N 79.52306°W / 43.78389; -79.52306Coordinates: 43°47′02″N 79°31′23″W / 43.78389°N 79.52306°W / 43.78389; -79.52306
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Bus operators GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
BSicon BUS1.svg York Region Transit
BSicon BUS1.svg 501 Züm Queen
Connections Bus rapid transit 407 Transitway
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Architect Aedas
Other information
Status Under construction
History
Opening Proposed for 2018[1]
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
Terminus
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University Extension in 2018
toward Downsview

Highway 407[2] is a subway station under construction on the Spadina line extension, the western branch of the Yonge–University–Spadina line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It is located at the southwest corner of the Jane Street and Highway 407 ETR interchange (currently vacant farmland), in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The project was expected to be completed by the autumn of 2016 but it is now estimated that 31 December 2017 will be the earliest achievable date to deliver the project.[1]

This will be one of the new stations on the University-Spadina leg that are outside the City of Toronto in York Region.

Description[edit]

Current plans for the station show a large parking lot and large surface bus route terminal, as well as the underground subway station. This station will be engineered and positioned in conjunction with a proposed (not yet designed) underground bus stop for the proposed GO Transit Highway 407 Transitway.[3]

On 27 November 2009 the official ground breaking ceremony was held for the Spadina Extension, and major tunneling operations began in June 2011. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016-2018.[4]

The architecture firm Aedas has been commissioned for the design; this is still somewhat in flux, with only the components directly related to the subway facility being set out in detail.[citation needed] Facilities to handle both municipal buses and the GO Transitway are sketched in.

The subway station will have an open design, particularly to the east overlooking Black Creek. Due to structural elements related to the water table, the centre platform at the line level will have no columns, all weight being transferred to the sides to counter buoyancy.[5]

Proposed surface connections[edit]

The primary reason for locating a station in this area is to provide a link to the proposed GO Transit 407 Transitway, which will be constructed on the south side of Highway 407 for much of that highway's length. GO Transit's highly successful and profitable 407 Express route already runs past this location, so passenger traffic at this station is anticipated to be high as soon as the station opens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. Byford, CEO (26 March 2015). "Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension – Schedule and Budget Change" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved February 2015. The TYSSE project is currently 70 per cent complete. However, it has been determined that the publicly stated opening date of the end of 2016 and the approved budget are not achievable. This report recommends that a comprehensive project “reset” involving a new third-party project manager be undertaken to deliver the project by December 31st, 2017  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ http://www3.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2010/Sept_30_2010/Supplementary_Reports/Toronto_York_Spadina.pdf
  3. ^ http://www3.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2009/November_17_2009/Reports/TYSSE_Highway_407_St.pdf
  4. ^ [1] TYSSE Schedule Status Update
  5. ^ [2]

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