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Spadina

Spadina is a subway station on Line 1 (Yonge-University) and Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) in Toronto, Canada. It is located on Spadina Road, north of Bloor Street West.The station consists of two separate sections, one for each line, at the same level and 150 metres apart. The north-south platforms, which opened in 1978, were originally planned as a separate station, but the TTC decided to join to the existing 1966 east-west station with a pedestrian tunnel containing a pair of long moving walkways. The cost of the moving walkways themselves became an issue when they became due for refurbishment or replacement, and they were shut down and ultimately removed in 2004, leaving the corridor as a simple underground walkway. The former location of the moving walkways remains visible because the tiles used to cover their removal are noticeably different. Warnings to hold the handrails are still embossed on the walls where the ends of the moving walkways were once located.Changing trains between the two subway lines here is not recommended. It is much more convenient to transfer at neighbouring St. George, with one set of platforms being directly above the other and wheelchair accessible via elevator.An underground loop for the 510 Spadina streetcar was added in 1997 near the east end of the east-west platforms. The streetcar platform adds Postmodern finishes to the station's mix of styles. These range from the basic Modernist tiles of the Bloor-Danforth line platform, to the more intricate round tiles and backlit signage of the Yonge-University line platform. Call: <>
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Spadina

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Category: Transit Stop
Found: 06.11.2015

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