Yard Scene

The Yonge-University-Spadina Subway goes between Downsview, far north and a bit west of center city into downtown, and then back north under or near Yonge St. up to Finch.  There are 32 stations along the route, which extends more than 30 kilometers (almost 19 miles), the longest of the three subway lines.  After the initial section opened in 1954, the extensions that led finally to the two present terminals took place on five different occasions between 1963 and 1996. 

The run is mainly underground, but three stretches are outdoors.  Two are short segments along the original route between Eglinton and downtown.  And the line south of Downsview has a lengthy segment where it is in the median of Allen Rd., an expressway.

In downtown Toronto, in the middle of the U-shaped turn the line does, is the busy stop at Union Station.  Two streetcar lines terminate there, and GO Transit commuter rail, VIA long distance passenger trains, and a regional bus terminal all provide connecting transportation services. 

This scene looks south from Davisville, and shows a portion of the adjacent transit yard. 

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