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robmausser

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I feel like they should just call it the Finch Line now. The Sheppard isn't called Sheppard East. It doesn't make sense unless they are sure they are either going to split service one day or that they are never going to extend it past Yonge, neither of which are things they can actually be sure of yet.

Its terrible naming to use wayfinding in the name. Like the Eglinton West bus, Eastbound.

"Take the Finch West Line Eastbound" adds an unnecessary level of confusion.

Just like not adding "Yonge" to "Eglinton station" on the Crosstown. They all are Eglinton station! The whole line is Eglinton. That name is meaningless in that context.
 

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Fairbank station on April 21, 2021:

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Its terrible naming to use wayfinding in the name. Like the Eglinton West bus, Eastbound.

"Take the Finch West Line Eastbound" adds an unnecessary level of confusion.
In the case of Eglinton West and Finch West it's the name of the street. With most of the major streets on Toronto when they cross Yonge Street they are either east or west. That's why we have three stations on Lawrence currently, Lawrence (which is at Yonge and Lawrence) was the first place one on the Yonge section and then Lawrence West was added later and is at Lawrence West and Lawrence East and on the SRT. It's the same reason why downsview station was renamed to Sheppard west as it is on Sheppard west, where as Sheppard is at Yonge and Sheppard.
 

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In the case of Eglinton West and Finch West it's the name of the street. With most of the major streets on Toronto when they cross Yonge Street they are either east or west. That's why we have three stations on Lawrence currently, Lawrence (which is at Yonge and Lawrence) was the first place one on the Yonge section and then Lawrence West was added later and is at Lawrence West and Lawrence East and on the SRT. It's the same reason why downsview station was renamed to Sheppard west as it is on Sheppard west, where as Sheppard is at Yonge and Sheppard.
While technically you are correct, I don't think that's the actual reason. The reason why the busses are called "X West" and "X East" is simply because they were designed to feed into the Yonge Subway, and there's an eastern route, and a western route. The reason why the stations are called Finch West and Sheppard West, is because they're west of the existing Finch and Sheppard. The former could be proven by the fact that many major north south arterials also have split bus services, usually centered around Line 2. There's the 44 Kipling South that goes from Lakeshore Boulevard to Kipling Station, and then there is the 45 Kipling that goes from Kipling Station to Steeles Avenue. The latter could be shown with how prior to Metrolinx getting involved with subway construction, TTC wanted to replicate the North South station naming scheme with the new subway lines, specifically the Sheppard and Eglinton West Lines. Had Sheppard been built to VP as initially planned, the station would've been called Victoria Park North, despite the street not having a "North" suffix. The reason why the Finch West Line is called that way is simply because the idea of transit city and the addition of all of the new LRTs is primarily to have them be high capacity replacements for existing bus routes. Line 6 is called Finch West simply because that's what the bus that ran on it was called. Nothing more.
 

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While technically you are correct, I don't think that's the actual reason. The reason why the busses are called "X West" and "X East" is simply because they were designed to feed into the Yonge Subway, and there's an eastern route, and a western route. The reason why the stations are called Finch West and Sheppard West, is because they're west of the existing Finch and Sheppard. The former could be proven by the fact that many major north south arterials also have split bus services, usually centered around Line 2. There's the 44 Kipling South that goes from Lakeshore Boulevard to Kipling Station, and then there is the 45 Kipling that goes from Kipling Station to Steeles Avenue. The latter could be shown with how prior to Metrolinx getting involved with subway construction, TTC wanted to replicate the North South station naming scheme with the new subway lines, specifically the Sheppard and Eglinton West Lines. Had Sheppard been built to VP as initially planned, the station would've been called Victoria Park North, despite the street not having a "North" suffix. The reason why the Finch West Line is called that way is simply because the idea of transit city and the addition of all of the new LRTs is primarily to have them be high capacity replacements for existing bus routes. Line 6 is called Finch West simply because that's what the bus that ran on it was called. Nothing more.
The name of the station has nothing to do with it being west or east of the previous one the street is called Eglinton Avenue West on the West side of Young and Eglinton Avenue East on the East side of Yonge. We also have king street west and king street east, queen street west and Queen Street East and Bloor Street West and Bloor Street East.
 

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There’s no way this is opening on time half of the stations are still holes in the ground
Actually, Yonge and Cedervale are the only stations that are holes in the ground. The others have serious progress with catenary, rails, platforms, concourses, stations buildings etc. and the surface section and stops are basically done.
 

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Actually, Yonge and Cedervale are the only stations that are holes in the ground. The others have serious progress with catenary, rails, platforms, concourses, stations buildings etc. and the surface section and stops are basically done.
Maybe on the west side. Here on the east, we're only starting to get surface structures at Mount Pleasant, Leaside and Laird - and there are still lots of holes at those three locations to be filled.

Then there's Yonge....

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You could see that from the photo a couple pages back that the Fairbanks secondary entrance that’s suppose to be in front of the Shoppers haven’t been built.
 

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You could see that from the photo a couple pages back that the Fairbanks secondary entrance that’s suppose to be in front of the Shoppers haven’t been built.
If so, the website (see link) hasn't been updated.

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Likely, it seems to be simple and quick to build overground. Underground likely where the real work is being done.
 

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