I can't give you any number since I have never collect them in the first place, other than observation. Route 190 starts/stops at Kennedy and that makes the ridership lower east of Kennedy.What is the ridership east of Kennedy?
The ENTIRE Sheppard Subway is projected to have 7,000 peak point ridership. That is very, very, very low usage for a subway. We typically only see usage that low at or near terminal stations, not at the busiest point of the line.
So for ridership to drop off at Kennedy, when ridership was already very low is horrible.
I can't give you any number since I have never collect them in the first place, other than observation. Route 190 starts/stops at Kennedy and that makes the ridership lower east of Kennedy.
Not to mention that the transfers in some other cities are so complex that it can take 5+ minutes to get from one line to another at a transfer point. Yet people in Scarborough complain about having to use 2 escalators to get from the subway to the SRT.It must be baffling to visitors to Toronto reading about this and the horror of having to change trains at Kennedy - when lots of cities have 5+ lines and it's common to take 2 or 3 trains (or more!) to your destination. It really feels like Scarborough thinks single-seat is a "right".
They used faulty population and employment projections to justify the Sheppard subway in 1985.The density to support a subway already exists. They saw the need for a Sheppard Subway way back in 1985, yet now we must wait another 35 years?
Mid-century? That's a joke right?:
It's two actually.
1 from RT Platform to bus platform and from bus to subway platform
Its hard to be anything else when it is only 6km long.The Sheppard subway is literally a feeder route too, lest we forget.
Its hard to be anything else when it is only 6km long.
Extending it to Downsview and interlining both north and south would go a long way in making it more useful.
I wonder what the Yonge line ridership would be if it were 6km long and only extended up to Davisville?