Toronto Transit Commission Sheppard-Yonge Station

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Next Station: York Mills Next Station: North York Centre
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Next Station: Bayview
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Rapid Transit Line 1 Yonge-University
Line 4 Sheppard
Surface Routes 84, 85, 97, 98, 320, 384, 385, 984
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 30, 1974 (Line 1)
November 24, 2002 (Line 4)
Platform Centre (Line 1)
Side (Line 4)
Ridership (2017) 76,819 (Line 1)
45,746 (Line 4)


Sheppard-Yonge Station SmallAccessible.gif is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 20 Sheppard Avenue West, just west of Yonge Street.

Station description

The main section of the station is at the north end. The bus terminal is located on the northwest corner of Sheppard Avenue West and Yonge Street. Stairs, escalators, and an elevator lead down to the passenger concourse level, while more stairs and another elevator connect to the fare concourse level. The fare concourse houses the collector's booth, and the stairs escalators and elevator that lead up to the northeast corner of the intersection. Some retailers are located in both the fare and passenger concourses, and an exit exists through the passenger concourse.

Two ramps lead to what became the westbound platform of the Sheppard line. Trains occasionally stop here to unload passengers before heading into the station's tailtracks. West of the ramp, to the fares concourse, is a staircase connecting the Sheppard platforms to each other in front of the west entrance.

The main Sheppard platform has a set of stairs followed by a set of escalators and a single up escalator (from north to south), all connecting to the Yonge line platform below. The extreme north end of the Yonge platform has a connection with the fares concourse (fitting between the 2 Sheppard ramps), while the extreme southern end leads up to the Poyntz Avenue exit, about 2 blocks south of Sheppard Avenue West.

This station has numerous elevators because of its numerous levels and station entrances. Elevators exist between:

  • Street and west entrance
  • Street and main entrance
  • Bus terminal and passenger concourse
  • Passenger and Fare concourses
  • North side Sheppard platform and Yonge platforms
  • West entrance and North side Sheppard platform
  • West entrance and South side Sheppard platform
  • South side Sheppard platform and Yonge platforms

The Sheppard subway station platform features a 305 metre mosaic created by artist Stacey Speigel. The 1,500,000 porcelain tiles mosaic depicts a rural scene along Yonge Street.

History

The original name of Sheppard-Yonge was Sheppard station. It opened with the second North Yonge extension and was to be the original terminus of the Yonge subway. The North Yonge subway was to be built in one pass, but opened in stages. Eventually, the subway was extended north to Finch Station.

As the dual fare system existed when the subway was initially extended, the passenger concourse contained a fare barrier so passengers would pay a second fare upon entering the subway or their bus. When the fare system was removed in the 1970's, the connection still remained at Sheppard station because of the location of a street entrance, and the TTC was hesitant to turn it into an automatic entrance.

In 2002, a massive redesign of the station was required for the new Sheppard Subway. The Sheppard platforms had barely any room between street level and the Yonge platform. The new West entrance was also built atop the Sheppard platforms, and originally contained a collector's booth. However, this entrance was underused (the automatic entrance at Poyntz Avenue attracted more passengers), so it was converted to automatic entrance to save resources.

The Sheppard line also allowed the fare barrier at the bus platforms to be removed and an automatic entrance installed inside the second entrance. It also brought elevators into the station. Due to the unique and problematic design of the station, multiple elevators were put in at various locations to facilitate full movement throughout the station for wheelchair patrons.

Since the station name 'Sheppard' for trains on the Sheppard line would be confusing to the passengers, the TTC decided to rename both platforms to Sheppard-Yonge. This was unlike Bloor-Yonge, which retained separate names on each level. One of the original considerations was to rename the station 'Princess' after the late Lady Diana, but this request was turned down by the British Royal Family.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Sheppard-Yonge Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 1 bullet-a.png Yonge-University Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train northbound 5:48am 5:59am 8:14am
Last Train northbound 2:10am 2:10am 2:10am
First Train southbound 5:43am 5:49am 7:59am
Last Train southbound 1:20am 1:20am 1:20am


Sheppard-Yonge Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 4 bullet-a.png Sheppard Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 5:42am 5:58am 7:54am
Last Train eastbound 2:14am 2:14am 2:14am


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Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
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 501 502 503 504 505 506 509 510 511 512
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 507 508 514 521 522
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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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