This is worse than Kennedy Station Subway to SRT right? Especially with the double fare gates.The recent front page article describes what the transfer will look like between the Finch West LRT station and the subway/street, and it ain't pretty.
Metrolinx and Mosaic Transit Group have submitted an application to the City of Toronto seeking Site Plan Approval for an LRT station at Keele Street with an underground connection to the Finch West subway station on TTC's Line 1.urbantoronto.ca
The connection between the LRT platforms and both the subway and the street will be complicated. The roof of the LRT station will be just 2 metres below street level under Finch Avenue.
With a centre platform, riders getting off the LRT here will descend—via stairs, escalator, or an elevator—to a concourse level. They will be able to turn right, exit through fare gates and then take stairs, escalator, or an elevator two flights up to street level (as seen in the rendering below), or will be able to turn left, exit through fare gates and then follow a hall northwards, rise up one level via stairs or a ramp, and then turn west where the hall will connect with the underground concourse level of the subway station. To reach the subway or buses, they will enter through fare gates then either descend a level to the subway platform or ascend a level to the bus terminal.
Accessing the Finch West LRT from the subway will require a similar up-down-up travel travel pattern in the opposite direction, while accessing the LRT from the street will require riders to descend two levels from within the street entrance before rising one level up again to reach the LRT platform.