The population of Greater Toronto is
over five million people. It is a diverse, thriving, and
attractive area; and one that supports a variety of passenger rail
Toronto's three traditional subway lines
extend about 65 kilometers
(40 miles), with the RT adding an additional 6.5 kilometers (over 4
miles). Much of the network is underground, but other than on the
Sheppard Subway there are a number
of outdoor segments away from the heart of the city.
TTC also maintains the most extensive traditional streetcar system on
the continent, with eleven lines in service. There
are a handful of locations where the streetcar route loops to an end
below-ground or at the surface adjacent to
a subway stop.
For those living further out, GO Transit
operates one of the continent's most extensive commuter rail
seven different diesel routes radiating from downtown.
This photo is on the western portion of the Bloor-Danforth subway route.
Our train is
readying to head into a tunnel beneath a residential neighborhood.
There are 31 stations along this line between Kipling, to the west,
and Kennedy, eastern terminal.