Scarborough Centre station
|Location||290 Borough Drive,
|Connections||Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal|
|Opened||22 March 1985|
Scarborough Centre is a major rapid transit station and bus terminal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, serving Line 3 Scarborough of the Toronto subway system and multiple bus routes of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It is located north of Ellesmere Road between Brimley and McCowan Roads, just south of Highway 401. It is adjacent to the Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal, which is a station for GO Transit buses and other intercity coach services.
Scarborough Centre station was opened in 1985 along with the rest of the Scarborough RT line. The station replaced transit access to the Scarborough Town Centre shopping mall.
In 2000, this station became accessible with elevators.
The future of the station is still in question, as many proposals have been made about either the extension of the Bloor–Danforth line or a light rail transit replacement for the Scarborough RT.
The Toronto Transit Commission had planned to extend the Sheppard line south-east from its current terminus at Don Mills to Scarborough Centre. The 190 Rocket Express bus currently links the two stations, making limited stops along Sheppard Avenue. In March 2007, however, the TTC dropped this plan when it announced its Transit City proposal to build the Sheppard East LRT Line. The station was also to be part of the Eglinton Crosstown line. But amendments to the line's construction plan lead to the abandoning of that idea.
On September 4, 2013, the province of Ontario announced that it would fund two-thirds of the 6.4 km Bloor-Danforth line subway extension from Kennedy to Scarborough Centre, which would lead to the closure of the rest of the aging Scarborough RT line.
On January 21, 2016, city council revised the subway extension plan which would make only one additional stop along Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth Line), which is the Scarborough Centre stop and saving $1 billion that would be used to extend the LRT line along Eglinton from Kennedy station, towards the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.
The station is located north of Ellesmere Road, between Brimley and McCowan roads, south of the Scarborough Town Centre, and is built on three levels; the Scarborough RT is on the upper level, the mezzanine, and passenger entry from the mall and an automatic entrance from Brian Harrison Way is on the middle level (also where you pay fares to enter the station), and the bus terminal and an automatic entrance from the Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal are at ground level. There is elevator access for all the TTC services, making this station fully accessible to anyone with disabilities.
Rapid transit infrastructure in the vicinity
East of the station, the RT tracks continue travelling east on an elevated bridge until it reaches McCowan station. West of the station, the RT tracks are on an elevated bridge which begins to descend after passing over Brimley Road. It continues to descend until it reaches Midland station.
Located in Scarborough City Centre, nearby landmarks include the Scarborough Town Centre shopping mall, Scarborough Civic Centre, Albert Campbell Square, Canada Centre government offices, and Scarborough YMCA.
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC routes serving the station include:
|9||Bellamy||Southbound to Warden station|
|16||McCowan||Southbound to Warden station|
|21A||Brimley||Southbound to Kennedy station|
|21B||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East|
|21C||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East and southbound to Kennedy station|
|38A||Highland Creek||Eastbound to Rouge Hill GO Station|
|38B||Eastbound to U of T Scarborough|
|43B||Kennedy||Southbound to Kennedy station|
|129A||McCowan North||Northbound to Major Mackenzie Drive
(Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
|129B||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East|
|130A||Middlefield||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East|
|130B||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East via Maybrook Drive
(Rush hour service)
|131A||Nugget||Eastbound to Old Finch Avenue/Morningview Trail|
|131E||Eastbound to Old Finch Avenue/Morningview Trail and westbound to Kennedy station
(Rush hour express service)
|132||Milner||Eastbound to McLevin Avenue and Hupfield Trail|
|133||Neilson||Northbound to Morningside Heights|
|134A||Progress||Northbound to Finch Avenue East via Tapscott Road|
|134B||Northbound to McNicoll Avenue via Tapscott Road
(Rush hour service)
|134C||Northbound to Centennial College|
|169A||Huntingwood||Westbound to Don Mills station via Van Horne Avenue|
|169B||Westbound to Don Mills station
(Rush hour service)
|190||Scarborough Centre Rocket||Westbound to Don Mills station
|199A||Finch Rocket||Westbound to Finch station
|199B||Westbound to Finch West station via Finch station
- "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.
- "Toronto Transit Commission Report - Scarborough RT Strategic Plan" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Presentation Update - Community Meeting (York Civic Centre)" June 30, 2011
- "Eglinton LRT ready to launch" By Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star. June 29, 2011
- "Province To Extend Bloor-Danforth Subway Line". MTO. September 4, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- Tory's new Scarbourough Transit plan: One subway stop, 17 LRT stops
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