Toronto Transit Commission Castle Frank Station

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Next Station: Sherbourne Next Station: Broadview
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Rapid Transit Line 2 Bloor-Danforth
Surface Routes 65, 94, 300, 365
Presto Yes
Opening Date February 26, 1966
Platform Side
Ridership (2017) 8,890

Castle Frank Station is a rapid transit station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 600 Bloor Street East at the northwest corner of Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road.

History

Castle Frank Station opened with the original Bloor-Danforth subway line on February 26, 1966.

Station description

The station is comprised of three levels: street entrance and bus terminal level, and underground concourse level, and subway platform level.

The main entrance is accessed by doors which open onto the west side of Castle Frank Road just north of the intersection of Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road. On the west side of the station is a newly constructed exit-only building. Inside the main entrance, there is the collector's booth and fare gates and beyond the fare-paid line is the station bus terminal. The outdoor sheltered bus terminal features 3 bus bays and stretches westward from the main entrance building. Buses enter and exit from Bloor Street East and operate in a counterclockwise direction inside the station bus loop. Connection to 300 Bloor-Danforth night buses can be made just outside the station at the intersection of Castle Frank Road and Danforth Avenue. Connection to the 365 Parliament night buses can be made one block west of the station at the intersection of Parliament Street and Bloor Street East.

In the underground concourse, stairs and escalators provide access between street level and the subway platforms. The subway platforms are of the typical Bloor-Danforth style, with peach-coloured wall tiles and a red trim.

Second Exit

In the fall of 2008, the TTC began construction on a new second exit at the west-end of the Castle Frank Station bus terminal and was scheduled for completion in January 2010.[1] Strasman Architects Inc. was commissioned to design the new station exit building and the new underground concourse connecting the subway platforms to the exit.[2] This new construction project stemmed from plans to add new second exits to 14 high-priority subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line. The construction of new second exits were recommended after a fire safety audit due to the stations only having one primary means of emergency access and egress.

After months of delays and many missed completion deadlines due to "additional unforeseen site condition issues"[3], the new second exit building was finally opened to the public in December 2012.[4]

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Castle Frank Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 bullet-a.png Bloor-Danforth Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 6:07am 6:14am 8:30am
Last Train eastbound 1:58am 1:58am 1:58am
First Train westbound 5:56am 6:01am 8:05am
Last Train westbound 1:48am 1:48am 1:48am


References

  1. Mackenzie, Robert. TTC Building New Exit at Castle Frank Station 9 August 2008, Transit Toronto. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. TTC: Castle Frank, Strasman Architects Inc., retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. Lakey, Jack. The Fixer: No end of delays for Castle Frank TTC project, 7 September 2011, Toronto Star. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. Bow, James. Castle Frank, Transit Toronto, retrieved 22 May 2019.
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