Toronto Transit Commission Scarborough Centre Station
|Westbound to Kennedy||Scarborough Centre||Eastbound to McCowan|
|Next Station: Midland||Next Station: McCowan|
|Rapid Transit||Line 3 Scarborough|
|Surface Routes||9, 16, 21, 38, 43, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 169, 903, 913, 939, 985|
|Opening Date||March 24, 1985|
Scarborough Centre Station , 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.
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.
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 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.
- 9 Bellamy
- 16 McCowan
- 21A,B,C Brimley
- 38A,B Highland Creek
- 43B Kennedy
- 129A,B McCowan North
- 130A,B Middlefield
- 131 Nugget
- 132 Milner
- 133 Neilson
- 134A,B,C Progress
- 169A,B Huntingwood
- 903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express
- 913 Progress Express
- 939A,B Finch Express
- 985A Sheppard East Express
All buses connect directly inside the station's bus terminal.
|Scarborough Centre Station|
|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|