Opening Date Announced for Brampton's New Connection to the Subway

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Great news for Brampton’s commuters! A much anticipated opening date has been announced for the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension, which will give Bramptonians a convenient way to connect to the subway.

TTC’s CEO Andy Byford revealed at a board meeting earlier this week that the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension is slated to open in a few short months, on December 17, 2017.

This is exciting for anyone who commutes from Brampton to access the subway line, since it will run between Sheppard West (currently Downsview station) and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, which is accessible to Bramptonians via the 501 Zum Queen.

So, if you commute, you’ll have a handy new option to hop on the subway starting this year.

Currently, you could take a GO bus to Union or Yorkdale from Shoppers World, you could hop on a GO train to Union from Bramalea or Mount Pleasant, or you could hop on the 501 to York and take the TTC to Downsview - an abundance of options do exist to get you from Brampton onto the subway line.

Taking Brampton’s own 501 Zum Queen to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre will be a much easier, quicker, hopefully cheaper, one-bus solution to getting on the subway. Not to mention, none of those current options involve a direct connection between Brampton Transit and the subway line.

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre will be at the tip of the subway line, with stops at Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, and finally, Sheppard West (currently Downsview station).

It remains to be seen how pricing will work for those Bramptonians who take this route to get on the subway.

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