Toronto Transit Commission McCowan Station

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Arrow-left.png Westbound to Kennedy McCowan
Next Station: Scarborough Centre
McCowan Wifi.gif
Rapid Transit Line 3 Scarborough
Surface Routes 9, 134
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 24, 1985
Platform Side
Ridership (2017) 4,616

McCowan Station is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1275 McCowan Road, on the northeast corner of McCowan Road and Bushby Drive.

Station description

McCowan is a modest station. It has a set of doors facing McCowan directly underneath the SRT tracks. Inside is the collector's booth. North of the fare booth (leading into the unpaid area) is a door connecting to a covered walkway which connects to the west side of McCowan and highrise developments north and east of the station.

Inside the fare-paid area, the path splits into 2: the main passenger flow is up to the north, which leads to 2 long escalators (one up, one down) which leads up to the north platform, the one normally used for SRT service. The south one also heads up to the south platform, used for trains leaving service into nearby McCowan Yard. The south platform has one-way barriers preventing passengers from entering the platform, and contains only a staircase.

On the north platform, there is a small break room for drivers to use between trips, located near the west end.

There is an independent parking lot wrapping around Bushby Drive that is primarily used for SRT commuters.

History

McCowan station was one of the last stations to be built, as construction headed north and east from Kennedy. It opened with the rest of the line for revenue service. It's primary purpose was (and still is) to turn trains back west to Scarborough Centre and Kennedy stations. It also provides an alternative to Scarborough Centre, as passengers can claim a spot on the train before the large crowds waiting at Scarborough Centre Station get on.

Expansion plans will extend the SRT line past McCowan to Markham Road/Sheppard Avenue, meaning McCowan will not be used for turning back anymore. McCowan Yard will close, being replaced by a larger Bellamy Yard instead, as McCowan has no room for expansion. The nearby Bellamy Yard may mean the crossovers directly east and west of McCowan will cease to exist, as they have no real purpose.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Note that both these routes terminate at Scarborough Centre Station's bus terminal, so the connection with these routes is mostly useless.

Connections can be made to these buses at the corner of Bushby Drive/McCowan Road, near the station entrance.

Schedule

McCowan Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 3 bullet-a.png Scarborough Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train westbound 5:45am 5:49am 7:57am
Last Train westbound 1:16am 1:16am 1:16am


v·d·e
Toronto Transit Commission Logo.png
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 93 102 106 107 108 117 118 121 123 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
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
Cobourg
Durham Region
Fort Erie
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Lincoln
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Region
Oakville
Orangeville
Pelham
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
St. Catharines
Thorold
Toronto
Welland
York Region