Toronto Transit Commission Kennedy station
|Westbound to Kipling||Kennedy|
|Next Station: Warden|
|Kennedy||Eastbound to McCowan|
|Next Station: Lawrence East|
|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|
|Opening Date||November 22, 1980|
|Platform||Centre (Line 2)|
Side (Line 3)
|Ridership (2017)||69,788 (Line 2)|
35,790 (Line 3)
Kennedy Station 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.
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.
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.
- 12A,B Kingston Rd
- 20 Cliffside
- 21A,C Brimley
- 34A,B Eglinton East
- 43A,B Kennedy
- 57 Midland
- 86A,B,C,D,E Scarborough
- 113 Danforth
- 116A,B,C Morningside
- 175 Bluffer's Park
- 300B Bloor-Danforth
- 334 Eglinton East
- 343 Kennedy
- 903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express
- 905 Eglinton East Express
- 986 Scarborough Express
|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|
|Scarborough||Monday to Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|First Train eastbound||6:00am||6:02am||8:11am|
|Last Train eastbound||1:30am||1:30am||1:30am|