|Location||1275 McCowan Road|
|Opened||March 22, 1985|
Both of the surface routes that pass the McCowan station also stop at Scarborough Centre station, located almost directly across McCowan Road, effectively leaving McCowan as a dead-end in the system.
The station is on three levels: Line 3 is on the upper floor, the automatic entrance from the Consilium Place office complex via the Pedway pedestrian walkway is on the second floor, and the station entrance from McCowan Road with the collector, and the concourse are on the lower floor.
A 2006 TTC staff report that recommended that the line should be upgraded using new-generation vehicles noted that the replacement of Line 3 by an extension of Line 2 Bloor–Danforth would involve the elimination of this station.
Rapid transit infrastructure in the vicinityEdit
McCowan station is the terminus station of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line. Further east is McCowan Yard (completed in 1983), which stores the line's trains when they are not in service and can perform basic maintenance. For more complicated work, however, they are carried to the larger Greenwood Yard, which must be done by truck since there is no direct track connection.
There is a double crossover before the station entrance, but only one side of the station is in use. In earlier years both platforms were used for line-end and westbound trains, but the double-crossover allows eastbound trains to cross over to the westbound platform, making for a more efficient system. The eastbound track is used when taking trains out of service. This allows the operator to ensure that the train will empty and no one will board before bringing the train to McCowan Yard.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:
TTC routes serving the station include :
|9||Bellamy||Northbound to Scarborough Centre station and southbound to Warden station|
|129A||McCowan North||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and Northbound to Major Mackenzie Drive|
(Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
|129B||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to Steeles Avenue East|
|130A||Middlefield||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to Steeles Avenue East|
|130B||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to Steeles Avenue East via Maybrook Drive|
(Rush hour service)
|131||Nugget||Westbound to Scarborough Centre station and eastbound to Old Finch Avenue and Morningview Trail|
|132||Milner||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to McLevin Avenue and Hupfield Trail|
|134A||Progress||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to Finch Avenue East via Tapscott Road|
|134B||Southbound to Scarborough Centre station and northbound to McNicoll Avenue via Tapscott Road|
(Rush hour service)
|134C||Westbound to Scarborough Centre station and eastbound to Centennial College|
|169A||Huntingwood||Eastbound to Scarborough Centre station and westbound to Don Mills station via Van Horne Avenue|
|169B||Eastbound to Scarborough Centre station and westbound to Don Mills station|
(Rush hour service)
|913||Progress Express||Westbound to Scarborough Centre station (PM rush hour service) and eastbound to Centennial College (AM rush hour service)|
|302||Kingston Road–McCowan||Blue Night service; Northbound to Steeles Avenue East and southbound to Bingham Loop|
- "Subway ridership, 2018" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
This table shows the typical number of customer-trips made on each subway on an average weekday and the typical number of customers travelling to and from each station platform on an average weekday.
- "Toronto Transit Commission Report - Scarborough RT Strategic Plan" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
Subway Eliminates:McCowan, Midland and Ellesmere