System Quick Facts

Daily Trips

(Average Business Day)

  • Revenue Passengers (Fares Collected) - 1,472,000
  • Revenue Passengers and Transfer Fares - 2,397,000
  • Of the 149 surface routes, 148 make 243 connections with the Subway/Scarborough RT system during the A.M. rush period.
  • Friday, September 28, 2007: highest 1-day ridership - 1,619,000

Subway And Scarborough Rapid Transit Quick Facts

Daily Trips

(Average Business Day)

  • Revenue Passengers (Fares Collected) - 844,000
  • Revenue Passengers and Transfer Fares - 945,000

Busiest Stations

(Estimated passenger trips to and from trains daily)

  • Bloor (Yonge-University-Spadina) - 197,700
  • Yonge (Bloor-Danforth) - 179,900
  • St. George (Bloor-Danforth) - 116,800
  • St. George (Yonge-University-Spadina) - 112,700
  • Finch - 92,600
  • Number of Stations - 69 (Subway interchanges counted once)
  • Number of Escalators - 294
  • Number of Elevators - 76
  • (In service at: Bathurst, Bayview, Bessarion, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Davisville, Don Mills, Downsview, Dundas West, Eglinton, Eglinton West, Finch, Jane, Kennedy, Kipling, Leslie, Main Street, Queen, Scarborough Centre, Sheppard-Yonge, Spadina, St. Clair, St. Clair West, St. George, Osgoode, Queen’s Park, Queens Quay, Union, York Mills.). Serves mezzanine level only.
  • Number of Commuter Parking Lots - 29 (13,718 spaces)

Entire System

  2007 2006 Increase/(Decrease)
Passenger Trips1 459,769,000 444,544,000 15,225,000
 

Number of Routes/Lines

Bus Routes 138 138 -
Streetcar Routes 11 11 -
Subway Lines 3 3 -
ICTS (Intermediate Capacity
Transit System)
(Scarborough RT Line)
1 1 -
Total 153 153 -
 

Kilometres of Routes/Lines

Bus Routes3 7,129.7 7,199.1 (69.4)
Streetcar Routes3 304.3 304.3 -

 

Subway/SRT Lengths4

Yonge-University-Spadina 30.2 30.2 -
Bloor-Danforth 26.2 26.2 -
Sheppard 5.5 5.5 -
Scarborough RT 6.4 6.4 -
 

Miles of Routes/Lines

Bus Routes3 4,430.2 4,473.3 (43.1)
Streetcar Routes3 189.1 189.1 -

 

Subway/SRT Lengths4

Yonge-University-Spadina 18.8 18.8 -
Bloor-Danforth 16.3 16.3 -
Sheppard 3.4 3.4 -
Scarborough RT 4.0 4.0 -
1 Excludes Wheel-Trans.
2  Excludes Blue Night Network (24 routes) and seasonal service (2 routes).
3 Includes round trip length of routes and their branches along shared roadways.
4 Subway/Scarborough RT lengths are given in one-way kilometres and miles.

Entire System

  2007 2006 Increase/(Decrease)

Passenger Vehicle Fleet¹

Buses (kneeling; lift/ramp; wheelchair positions)
Accessible 12-metre (40-foot) 1,122 981 141
Conventional 12-metre (40-foot) 423 562 (139)
Total 1,545 1,543 2

 

Streetcars

Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) 196 196 -
Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV) 52 52 -
Total 248 248 -

 

Subway/RT Cars²

Subway Cars 678 678 -
Scarborough RT Cars 28 28 -
Total 706 706 -

 

Kilometres Operated³ (In thousands)

Bus 107,609 105,899 1,710
Streetcar 11,850 11,610 240
Subway 74,512 77,689 (3,177)
Scarborough RT (ICTS*) 3,734 4,110 (376)
Total 197,705 199,308 (1,603)

 

Miles Operated³ (In thousands)

Bus 66,879 65,816 1,064
Streetcar 7,365 7,216 149
Subway 46,310 48,284 (1,974)
Scarborough RT (ICTS) 2,320 2,555 (235)
Total 122,874 123,871 (997)
1 Includes in-service vehicles only.
2 All Subway/RT trains are accessible. 372 T-1 subway cars are also equipped with wheelchair/scooter position.
3 Includes inside Toronto regular revenue services only.

Easier Access

For getting around Toronto, the better way is becoming the easier way for seniors and persons with disabilities. The TTC is committed to improving access to the conventional system for all its customers. The TTC is everyone’s transit system.

1,122

Number of accessible buses. These buses are equipped with a lift or a ramp, as well as a kneeling feature, and will display blue lights on both sides of the front destination sign. These buses will also display the blue international wheelchair symbol above the right front bumper next to the entrance door.  All fully accessible buses include 2 wheelchair/scooter positions.

372

Number of fully accessible T-1 subway cars. Each of these cars has 1 wheelchair/scooter position. T-1 trains run on all three subway lines: B-D, Y-U-S and Sheppard. All Subway/RT cars can be boarded by people using wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices.

103

Number of accessible bus routes, including 12 Blue Night routes and 5 Community Bus routes. These routes are served by kneeling buses equipped with a flip-ramp or lift. All fully accessible buses include 2 wheelchair/scooter positions.

28

Number of accessible Subway/RT stations, which are equipped with elevators specifically for people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, other mobility devices or baby strollers. These stations are:

  • Yonge-University-Spadina Subway: Downsview, Eglinton West, St. George, Queen’s Park, Osgoode, Union, Queen, Dundas, Bloor-Yonge, St. Clair, Davisville, Eglinton, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, Finch.
  • Bloor-Danforth Subway: Kipling, Jane, Dundas West, Bathurst, Spadina, St. George, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Main Street, Kennedy.
  • Sheppard Subway: Sheppard-Yonge, Bayview, Bessarion, Leslie, Don Mills.
  • Scarborough RT: Kennedy, Scarborough Centre.
    Note: Subway interchanges counted once.

Wheel-Trans

A division of the TTC responsible for door-to-door accessible transit service for people with physical disabilities who have the most difficulty using conventional transit services. Service is provided beyond City limits to the airport, and to established boundary transfer points in order to co-ordinate trips with other accessible door-to-door transit services within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

2007 2006 Increase/(Decrease)

Passenger Trips1

2,017,839 1,896,752 121,087
Average Daily Trips1 5,528 5,197 331
Kilometres Operated1 14,668,255 13,694,284 973,971
Miles Operated1 9,116,380 8,511,053 605,327
Scheduled Vehicle
Service Hours1
632,827 589,254 43,573
Revenue Vehicles1 279 265 14
Number of Registrants 49,342 43,487 5,855

Community Bus

Accessible, fixed-route bus service primarily focused on individuals who have some difficulty accessing the conventional transit system. Wheel-Trans registrants and seniors comprise the majority of customers served. However, all individuals are eligible for the service.

2007 2006 Increase/(Decrease)
Passenger Trips 85,620 95,288 (9,668)
Average Daily Trips2 329 366 (37)
Kilometres Operated 153,203 152,594 609
Miles Operated 95,216 94,838 378
Scheduled Vehicle
Service Hours
10,269 10,228 41
Revenue Vehicles 5 5 -
Number of Routes 5 5 -

1Includes contract vehicles (accessible taxis and sedan taxis).
2Community Bus does not operate on weekends or holidays.

Key Facts

  • The TTC is Toronto’s transit system. It’s the better way. More than 11,000 employees serve over 450 million customers annually. With 1.5 million passengers on a typical weekday, the TTC has one of the highest per capita ridership rates in North America. The TTC serves the city with an extensive network of subways, streetcar lines, bus routes, and a specialized service, Wheel-Trans, for people with disabilities.
  • The TTC is a pay-as-you-enter, pay-as-you-board transit system.  Entry is by cash, ticket, token, valid pass or valid transfer.  Exact fare is required on buses and streetcars.
  • The TTC offers a variety of value-added passes and single-trip fares geared to different travel needs. Metropasses and Weekly Passes are not only transferable, they are eligible for a Federal Tax Credit, which became effective on July 1, 2006.
  • Estimated number of cars that a TTC vehicle replaces in the A.M. rush: [Figures are based on TTC loading standards for each mode divided by A.M. rush average automobile occupancy (1.10) for inbound trips to the City of Toronto.]
  • The Ride Guide is the TTC’s official map for transit routes and information. The Ride Guide is FREE! Copies are available at all Subway/RT Collector Booths, TTC Head Office at 1900 Yonge St., or by viewing it on the TTC’s website at www.ttc.ca. A condensed version is also available in the Toronto Area Yellow Pages Directory.
  • Busiest streetcar route: 504 King - 47,300 weekday riders.
  • Busiest bus route: 29 Dufferin -  43,600 weekday riders.
  • Total number of TTC employees as of December 31, 2007 - 11,235