Toronto Transit Commission Chester Station

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Arrow-left.png Westbound to Kipling Chester Eastbound to Kennedy Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Broadview Next Station: Pape
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Rapid Transit Line 2 Bloor-Danforth
Surface Routes 300
Presto Yes
Opening Date February 26, 1966
Platform Side
Ridership (2017) 5,804

Chester Station is a rapid transit station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 22 Chester Avenue one block north of Danforth Avenue.

History

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

Station description

The main entrance is accessed by doors which open onto the west side of Chester Avenue. Inside the main entrance, there is the collector's booth and fare gates. No surface routes provide service into Chester Station, however, connection to 300 Bloor-Danforth buses can be made at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Danforth Avenue. Staircases and escalators lead directly down from station entrance level to the eastbound and westbound platforms. The subway platforms are of the typical Bloor-Danforth style, with green wall tiles and a dark blue trim.

Just west of the station is a pocket track to temporarily hold a train to fill service gaps. It is also used to store trains in the morning in order to ensure that service is evenly staggered during the beginning of service everyday.

Chester Station is not a busy station as it is not directly served by any surface routes. In addition, the main entrance is also very small compared to other stations, and because of this, the station is not designed to handle large crowds during subway closures.

Second exit

The TTC announced plans to add second exits to 14 high-priority subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line as they were recommended after a fire safety audit due the stations only having one primary means of emergency access and egress. However, due to the controversy surrounding the consultation process for the second exit construction at Donlands and Greenwood Stations, the consultation process for future stations would unfold differently and has yet to be completed at Chester Station. Nevertheless, the community in the vicinity of Chester Station would be notified far in advance before construction plans were to be made.[1] After numerous meetings with the community, the Local Working Group recommended the new second exit to be located at 29 Chester Avenue within the city-owned parking lot in December 2015.[2] Shortly after, the Toronto Transit Commission board recommended this option to be the location of the new second exit.[3]

In order to minimize the impact on passengers and the community, elevator installation from TTC's Easier Access program will be constructed at the same time as construction for the new second exit. In August 2018, construction on the new elevators was started and in September 2019, a section of the city-owned parking lot was closed for the construction of the new second exit building. Station improvements for Chester Station is expected to be complete in 2021.[4]

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Chester Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 bullet-a.png Bloor-Danforth Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 6:10am 6:17am 8:32am
Last Train eastbound 2:00am 2:00am 2:00am
First Train westbound 5:54am 6:04am 8:02am
Last Train westbound 1:46am 1:46am 1:46am


References

  1. Milley Danielle, Chester station last one without emergency escape, East York Mirror. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. Chester Station - Station Improvements, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. Planning and Consultation Process for Second Exits - Chester Station Update, 28 September 2015, Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. Chester Station - station improvements, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 20 May 2019.
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