Two of Toronto's Newest Subway Stops Sluggish on Ridership

TTC's Spadina subway extension went into service a year ago, but stations at Highway 407 and Downsview Park are among the least used stations in the entire system.
December 18, 2018, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"One year after the six-stop Spadina subway extension opened, some of its stations are bustling, but two are among the least used on the entire TTC network," reports Ben Spurr.

While one new station is attracting 34,100 daily riders, the Highway 407 station is attracting just 3,400 people a day. The Downsview Park station is attracting just 2,500 riders a day. That's fewer rides than most of the stops on the Scarborough RT light rail line.

Detailed analysis of the subway extension's ridership follows, including theories as to why the two low-performing stations are seeing so few riders.

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Published on Sunday, December 16, 2018 in The Star
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