Neville Park Loop
|Location||Queen Street East at Nursewood Road
|Owned by||Toronto Transit Commission|
Neville Park Loop is the eastern terminus of the 301/501 Queen streetcar line, the longest streetcar route of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It is also the terminus of the 143 Beaches/Downtown express bus service. It is located at the southwest corner of Queen Street East and Nursewood Road in The Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. It is named after the street which is just west of the loop.
Streetcars enter eastbound and loop anticlockwise to exit at Nursewood Road and turn north to Queen Street where they return westbound.
The loop was constructed in 1922 by the newly created Toronto Transportation Commission, which had taken over and amalgamated existing ageing streetcar systems within the city limits. For that reason, the line ends here at the easterly boundary of what had been the old City of Toronto and the westerly boundary of Scarborough, Ontario.
On Neville Park Boulevard, south of Queen Street, there remains a short section of track running towards the lake where there once was a wye.
Although this is the terminus for 301/501 Queen streetcars, there is no passenger access to the loop. The first westbound stop is immediately opposite on the north side of Queen Street and the last stop eastbound is at Neville Park Boulevard. The 301/501 Queen streetcars then proceed westbound, following their route, usually towards Humber Loop or Long Branch Loop. The loop is also the terminus of the 143 Beaches / Downtown premium express service, which proceeds westbound to downtown via Eastern Avenue.
- Vanessa Farquharson (2012-03-24). "Riding the 501: The longest streetcar route in North America". National Post. Archived from the original on 2013-02-24.
Neville Park loop, which is entirely unassuming. There is no sign declaring, “You’ve arrived at the end of the line!” or even a fence to protect it.
- "TTC description of 143 Downtown / Beach Express". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved August 2014.
During the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday only, these buses operate from Richmond Street and Sherbourne Street via west on Richmond Street, south on Peter Street, east on Adelaide Street, east and northeast on Eastern Avenue, and east on Queen Street East to Neville Park Loop.Check date values in:
- "Looking Back". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved August 2014.
In 1920, a Provincial Act created the Toronto Transportation Commission (TTC) and, in 1921, the Commission took over and amalgamated nine existing fare systems within the city limits.Check date values in:
- Todd Harrison (May 19, 2008). "Street Stories: Neville Park Boulevard". Retrieved August 2014.
There used to be a wye at Queen and Neville Park, but it was removed in 1989 — leaving a length of orphan streetcar track behind.Check date values in:
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