|Location||1275 McCowan Road
|Opened||22 March 1985|
Both of the surface routes that pass the McCowan station also stop at Scarborough Centre station, located almost directly across McCowan Road, effectively leaving McCowan as a dead-end in the system.
The station is on three levels, the Scarborough RT is on the upper floor, the automatic entrance from the Consilium Place office complex via the Pedway pedestrian walkway is on the second floor, and the station entrance from McCowan Road with the collector, and the concourse are on the lower floor.
A 2006 TTC staff report that recommended that the RT be upgraded using new-generation vehicles noted that the replacement of the RT by an extension of the Bloor–Danforth line would involve the elimination of this station.
Rapid transit infrastructure in the vicinity
McCowan Station is the terminus station of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line. Further east is the TTC McCowan RT Yard (completed in 1983), which stores the line's trains when they are not in service and can perform basic maintenance. For more complicated work, however, they are carried to the larger Greenwood Yard, which must be done by truck since there is no direct track connection. (see TTC yards, garages, and facilities)
There is a double crossover before the station entrance, but only one side of the station is in use. In earlier years both sides of the platform were used for line-end and westbound trains, but the double-crossover allows eastbound trains to cross over to the westbound platform, making for a more efficient system. The eastbound track is used when taking trains out of service. This allows the operator to ensure that the train will empty and no one will board before bringing the train to McCowan Yard.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:
- 9 Bellamy north to Scarborough Centre Station, south to Warden Station
- 16 McCowan north to Scarborough Centre Station, south to Warden Station
- 38A Highland Creek west to Scarborough Centre Station, east to Rouge Hill GO Station
- 129A south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Major Mackenzie Drive (extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
- 129B McCowan North south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Steeles Avenue
- 130A Middlefield south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Steeles Avenue
- 130B south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Steeles Avenue via Maybrook Drive
- 131A Nugget west to Scarborough Centre Station, east to Old Finch Avenue/Morningview Trail including a peak-hour express service between Kennedy station and Scarborough CTR station, avoiding the SRT
- 132 Milner south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to McLevin Avenue and Hupfield Trail
- 133 Neilson south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Morningside Heights
- 134A Progress south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to Finch Avenue via Tapscott Road
- 134B south to Scarborough Centre Station, north to McNicoll Avenue
- 134C south to Scarborough Centre Station, east to Centennial College
- 169B east to Scarborough Centre Station, west to Don Mills Station
- "Subway ridership, 2014" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
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.
- "Toronto Transit Commission Report - Scarborough RT Strategic Plan" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 2014.
Subway Eliminates:McCowan, Midland and Ellesmere
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