Operating Statistics - 2017
6. Spadina Subway Extension
The TTC’s Line 1 Extension to York Region opened to the public on December 17, 2017. In a historic moment, the first trains simultaneously departed Sheppard West and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at 8 a.m., marking the start of revenue service to and from York Region.
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) is a six-station, 8.6-km extension of the Line 1 Yonge-University Subway from the current Sheppard West Station, northwest through York University, and north into York Region.
The TYSSE is the first subway expansion crossing the municipal boundary of Toronto. The official groundbreaking took place in 2009. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project was held on December 15, 2017 at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre terminal station. The extension cost approximately $3.18 billion (approval was obtained in February 2016) and has generated thousands of jobs during its construction. Here are the six stations:
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre: is located north of Highway 7 to the west side of the relocated Millway Avenue. The terminal station is a multi-modal transportation hub with on-street passenger pick up and drop off (on New Park Place and Millway Avenue) , and connections to YRT SmartREIT Bus Terminal and to the Viva BRT, which will run in the centre of Highway 7.
Highway 407: is located west of Jane Street and south of Highway 407, west of Black Creek. Includes: 18-bay GO/YRT/Viva bus terminal, 560-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (30 spaces), connection to future Highway 407 Transitway.
Pioneer Village: is located diagonally below Steeles Avenue West. Includes: 12-bay TTC and 5-bay YRT bus terminal, 1,950-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (11 spaces).
York University: is located at York University, crossing underneath Ian Macdonald Boulevard in the heart of the Keele Campus at the east end of the Harry W. Arthurs Common.
Finch West: is located under Keele Street, north of Finch Avenue West. Includes: Five-bay TTC bus terminal, 358-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (10 spaces), future connection to Finch West LRT.
Downsview Park: is located at Downsview Park on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West, centred under GO Transit’s Barrie Commuter Rail line. Includes: connection to Barrie GO rail service.
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York.
Amount of excavated material (enough to fill Rogers Centre).
Amount of concrete used (equal to 10 CN Towers).
Total tons of rebar required for construction.
Total number of precast tunnel liners (54,000 segments).
Total kilograms of earth each tunnel boring machine dug (equivalent to 280 cars).
Total number of precast double ties.
Total length of double track and power rail.