Toronto Transit Commission Kennedy station

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Arrow-left.png Westbound to Kipling Kennedy
Next Station: Warden
Kennedy Eastbound to McCowan Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Lawrence East
Kennedy Accessible.gif Wifi.gif
Toronto Transit Commission Kenedy Station.jpg
Rapid Transit Line 2 Bloor-Danforth,
Line 3 Scarborough
Surface Routes 12, 20, 21, 34, 43, 57, 86, 113, 116, 175, 300, 334, 343, 903, 905, 986
Presto Yes
Opening Date November 22, 1980
Platform Centre (Line 2)
Side (Line 3)
Ridership (2017) 69,788 (Line 2)
35,790 (Line 3)


Kennedy Station SmallAccessible.gif is a large rapid transit hub consisting of a rapid transit stop and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Kennedy GO Station, which is operated by GO Transit, connects to this transit hub as well. The transit hub is located at 2455 Eglinton Avenue East, just east of Kennedy Avenue.

History

Kennedy originally opened in 1980 mainly to facilitate a connection with the planned Scarborough Streetcar line to Scarborough Town Centre and also to provide subway service further into Scarborough. It had a roughed-in upper level for the streetcar platform, complete with low platforms and a turning loop. Many of the problems with today's Scarborough RT stems from the original design of Upper Kennedy for streetcars (CLRVs in sets) instead of ICTS vehicles. It was designed so streetcars would unload on the north platform, head around the loop and pick up passengers on the south side. When the decision was made to use ICTS technology instead of streetcars, Upper Kennedy was only modified to raise the platforms to the height of the new doors.

The loop was one of the major problems with SRT service. It was designed for streetcars, and was extremely tight for the ICTS cars to navigate. A derailment forced operation of 2-car trains, and eventually the whole line needed to be shut down for a few months so renovations could be carried out. A single crossover was installed, and the south platform was extended over to meet the north platform. The loop was decommissioned and now acts as a tail track.

Station description

The concourse is around the same length as the subway platform beneath it. It has an exit level, with a collector's booth at the west end (leading to the passenger pick-up/drop-off and the parking lots) as well as another one in the east end of the station which connects to the GO platform and eventually the new SRT platform. Otherwise, most passengers pass directly through this level to travel between the bus terminal/SRT platform and subway. An express escalator goes directly between the bus terminal level and the subway platform, bypassing the concourse level. Otherwise, an elevator and a number of escalators and staircases connect this level to the subway platform and bus terminal/SRT platform, as well as elevators and stairs to the GO platform and street entrances.

Bloor-Danforth trains stop at the bottom-most level of the station. The centre platform contains LED screens informing passengers of which train will leave first, plus the train's final destination (usually Kipling). There are 2 tail tracks east of the station (each able to hold 1 6-car train set) and a double crossover immediately west of the station. An elevator, escalators and staircases connect this level to the concourse. The walls are clad in orange slats similar to that of of Kipling Station and Union Station prior to renovations.

The bus terminal waiting area is glassed-in with a number of small shops (newspaper stands, etc.). Bus bays surround the north and south sides, with doors leading outside to the bus platforms.

The SRT platform is very unique. It consists of a single track with platforms on both sides, and allows simultaneous loading and unloading of passengers. The south platform is normally used for boarding while most passengers exit onto the north platform. Access to the north side is controlled by escalators and signage pointing passengers to the other sets of stairs/escalators. The elevator is on the south platform.

A new platform and concourse will be constructed just north of the existing facilities to support the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The LRT platform will have tracks on either side with tail tracks to the east. The concourse level will have new entrances including a connection to Kennedy GO Station. The concourse will connect to the existing subway concourse with sloped corridors.

The initial plan would have had the Crosstown platform immediately to the north of the subway platform. A new Scarborough RT (converted to LRT) platform would be immediately above with a connection to the existing concourse at Kennedy Station. East of the Crosstown platform would be the Scarborough-Malvern LRT platform under Kennedy GO Station. The existing RT platform would have then closed.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Kennedy Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 bullet-a.png Bloor-Danforth Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train westbound 5:43am 5:48am 8:00am
Last Train westbound 1:31am 1:31am 1:31am


Kennedy Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 3 bullet-a.png Scarborough Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 6:00am 6:02am 8:11am
Last Train eastbound 1:30am 1:30am 1:30am


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Miscellaneous
Vehicles Buses - Streetcars - Subway/RT - Rail Workcars
Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Future Divisions McNicoll
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176 189
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 383 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 508 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 30 38 40 42 58 59 93 102 106 107 108 117 118 121 121 123 124 136 137 139 139 140 144 163 164 166 171 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 302 303 305 307 308 309 310 311 315 316 317 319 321
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 514 521 522
Stations
Yonge-University Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Highway 407 - Pioneer Village - York University - Finch West - Downsview Park - Sheppard West - Wilson - Yorkdale - Lawrence West - Glencairn - Eglinton West - St. Clair West - Dupont - Spadina - St. George - Museum - Queen's Park - St. Patrick - Osgoode - St. Andrew - Union - King - Queen - Dundas - College - Wellesley - Bloor-Yonge - Rosedale - Summerhill - St. Clair - Davisville - Eglinton - Lawrence - York Mills - Sheppard-Yonge - North York Centre - Finch
Bloor-Danforth Kipling - Islington - Royal York - Old Mill - Jane - Runnymede - High Park - Keele - Dundas West - Lansdowne - Dufferin - Ossington - Christie - Bathurst - Spadina - St. George - Bay - Bloor-Yonge - Sherbourne - Castle Frank - Broadview - Chester - Pape - Donlands - Greenwood - Coxwell - Woodbine - Main Street - Victoria Park - Warden - Kennedy
Scarborough Kennedy - Lawrence East - Ellesmere - Midland - Scarborough Centre - McCowan
Sheppard Sheppard-Yonge - Bayview - Bessarion - Leslie - Don Mills
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Burlington
Caledon
Cobourg
Durham Region
Fort Erie
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Lincoln
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Region
Oakville
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Pelham
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
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Thorold
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