An opening date has been announced for the much-anticipated Toronto-York-Spadina subway extension, which will offer Bramptonians a new connection to the system.
The new extension, which is part of the TTC’s long-term improvement plan, connects Sheppard West Station (formerly Downsview) to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station–which will be accessible by Brampton’s Queen Street Zum line.
TTC CEO Andy Byford announced Monday the new extension will open December 17, 2017.
Currently, the easiest way to get to connect to the subway from Brampton via regular transit is taking the 501 to York University then taking the TTC’s 196 Rocket to Sheppard West Station.
With no need for transfers, the new extension will make travel faster and cheaper than other direct routes like the GO Train/bus to Union Station and the GO to Yorkdale Station.
While this is exciting news, Brampton Transit has not revealed what this means for fares, or whether they are actively working with the TTC to implement an affordable fare integration system.