The sad thing is that the area bound by 407, the hydro corridor, 400, and Jane could handle significant development which could make this station at least partially useful. Sadly it seems the plan is for a surface lot and eventually some MTO/GO maintenance yard.
And the White Elephant of the Year award goes to...drum roll, please...the 407 station! Ceremony to be held on the concourse level, after-party on the maintenance level. Valet parking provided for only 600 cars, so arrive early.
Yeah, I was at a meeting discussing this at some point and there is far less developable land around there then you might think. There's the hydro corridor and I believe some of the adjacent land is TRCA-protected....
Really? I just skimmed through it and didn't catch the cost of the station.
I think it serves exactly the purpose it's intended to serve. It was never meant to serve Jane street directly. It was and is a commuter parking lot subway station, nothing more nothing less. At least they didn't go and build some fancy overpriced unecessary station building.
It's one station on the line that I'm actually ok with.
I'm not quite sure what the details of the Transitway are, but I don't think it's fair to label it as "a station that will see so little use for the next 30-50 years, if ever." But even if it is to get traffic, there's not really any excuse to build a station that huge and extravagant.Wow, how can so much money be spent on a station that will see so little use for the next 30-50 years, if ever.