In case you didn’t hear the news, the Yonge subway line is being expanded and will soon span eight extra kilometres into York Region. The expansion was originally poised to add six stations, then it was shortened to four. It was announced on Friday, that the fourth station would be Clark Station.
Clark Station will be at the intersections of Yonge Street and Clark Avenue and joins Steeles Bridge, and High Tech stations.
A statement on the Metrolinx site reads that this addition will, “serve growing neighbourhoods along the Yonge Street corridor and beyond, becoming part of an expansive map of integrated projects, routes, and even transit carriers that are rewiring the way riders can easily get to points all around the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario.”
Fantastic news — Following our federal government’s commitment of $2.24 billion for the Yonge North Subway Extension, we have announced the construction of the new Clark Station, a great choice for enhancing connectivity across #YorkRegion! https://t.co/DV0Bouyb5t— Majid Jowhari (@MajidJowhari) July 16, 2021
It’s expected that this new station will serve approximately 2,500 riders per hour during the peak of the morning rush but that’s not all! The government says there will be new bike lanes making it easier government says that it will build new, separated bike lanes along Clark extending from west of Dufferin all the way to Yonge, making it easier for commuters to get around by bicycle.
Wondering when you can expect to catch a train up to Clark Station? If everything goes according to plan, the Yonge North subway extension is expected to be completed by 2030.
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