Vincent Yard

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Vincent Yard
Overview
System Toronto subway
Locale High Park North, Toronto
Operation
Opened 1966
Operator(s) Toronto Transit Commission
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm)
Electrification Third rail, 600 V DC
Route map
BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg to Kipling
Indian Road
Dorval Road
BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg to Kennedy

Vincent Yard (also referred to as Keele Yard) is a rail yard on the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC's) Line 2 Bloor–Danforth of the Toronto subway system.

Vincent Yard is located between Dundas West and Keele stations. It is named after Vincent Street, a short street that used to run east from Dundas Street, north of Bloor Street. The street has since been replaced with The Crossways apartment building complex.[1]

Vincent Yard, opened in 1966, historically supplemented Greenwood Yard and stored trains for Line 2 Bloor–Danforth and Line 1 Yonge–University subways. The trains would be given some minor maintenance and have their interiors cleaned. This continued until the late 1970s, when Wilson Yard was opened and all excess trains could be stored there. From that point on, it was underused, and would only store occasional work vehicles and retired subway cars. Vincent Yard fell into poor condition after years of inactivity. However, the TTC began rehabilitation work in August 2014 to place it back in service.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bow, James (25 June 2015). "The Vincent Subway Yard". Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Mallion, Godfrey; Bow, James (25 June 2015). "The Wilson Bus Garage And Subway Yard". Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 43°39′23″N 79°27′19″W / 43.65636°N 79.45527°W / 43.65636; -79.45527