Toronto Transit Commission Scarborough Centre Station

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Arrow-left.png Westbound to Kennedy Scarborough Centre Eastbound to McCowan Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Midland Next Station: McCowan
Scarborough Centre Accessible.gif Wifi.gif
Rapid Transit Line 3 Scarborough
Surface Routes 9, 16, 21, 38, 43, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 169, 903, 913, 939, 985
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 24, 1985
Platform Side
Ridership (2017) 24,628

Scarborough Centre Station SmallAccessible.gif, most commonly known as Scarborough Centre, is a rapid transit station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 290 Borough Drive, inside Scarborough Town Centre.

Station description

The main entrance to the station is inside a walkway between the mall and Scarborough Civic Centre. GO Transit operates out of the east half of the bus terminal and is a major connection point for bus routes heading to Durham Region. There is a ticket agent inside the booth, and stairs, escalators and an elevator connecting the lower level with the bus platforms.

The TTC owns the west half of the bottom 2 layers, plus the entire upper floor for the SRT. Coming in from the main entrance, there are 2 collector booths as well as many turnstiles for large crowds. The concourse consists of a long corridor that spans the length of the station with escalators, stairs and two sets of elevators connecting to the bus terminal below and the SRT platforms above.

The bus terminal has a long enclosed section, continuing from the concourse above it. Outside, bus bays stretch around the enclosed waiting area for the various routes that connect to the station. At the east end of the TTC section, there is a small entrance with a collector booth for the connection between the TTC and GO bus bays.

The uppermost level contains the SRT platforms where eastbound trains serve the south platform and westbound trains serve the north platform. An elevator connects each level, as well as staircases and escalators.

History

Scarborough Town Centre was one of the main driving forces for the construction of the Scarborough RT line, as it's goal was to be connector between the subway at Kennedy and Scarborough Town Centre, which was considered to be the "downtown" of the City of Scarborough. The station itself was one of the last to start construction, as construction progressed north and east from Kennedy.

Starting from opening day, Scarborough Centre was the major transit hub on the Scarborough RT line. 14 bus routes from all corners of Scarborough connect to this station and many commuters pass through it to get to and from work daily. GO commuters from Durham also had a direct connection to TTC rapid transit.

As the second busiest station on the Scarborough RT line (next to Kennedy), it has become the major transit hub of Scarborough. As the area in the vicinity of Scarborough Centre grows in both commercial and residential development, ridership on this line can only increase.

When the Sheppard subway was being planned, the eventual terminus was to be at Scarborough Centre. It was cut back to Don Mills station, but the plan was still to connect all the way to Scarborough Centre. Express bus 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket SmallAccessible.gif was implemented to fill this void and it exceeded expectations soon after it commenced operations. However, with Transit City's Sheppard East LRT staying on Sheppard Avenue instead of connecting to Scarborough Centre, this plan now seems unlikely, and the main connection between lines appears to be an extension of the Scarborough RT to Sheppard Avenue/Markham Road.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

All buses connect directly inside the station's bus terminal.

Schedule

Scarborough Centre Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 3 bullet-a.png Scarborough Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 5:47am 5:51am 7:59am
Last Train eastbound 1:19am 1:19am 1:19am
First Train westbound 6:10am 6:13am 8:21am
Last Train westbound 1:41am 1:41am 1:41am


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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
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 384 385 395 396
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 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 315
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 514 521 522
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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
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