Kennedy is the terminal subway station of the Bloor-Danforth and Scarborough RT lines of the Toronto subway and RT. It is located at 2455 Eglinton Avenue East, just east of Kennedy Road. The station opened in 1980 in what was then the Borough of Scarborough with the Bloor-Danforth platform, and the Scarborough RT platform opened in 1985. The adjacent Kennedy GO Station on GO Transit's Stouffville rail line opened in 2005.
Kennedy is a four-level station, with the Scarborough RT on top, the bus terminal on ground level, the entry concourse underneath that leads to the GO station and parking, and the subway on the bottom. The subway and RT tracks through the station are parallel. All TTC levels are accessible by elevator. Four parking lots surround the station, providing commuters with a total of 1138 spaces. All lots charge cash fare from 5:00am to 3:00pm weekdays, and are free after 3:00pm and all day weekends and holidays. The cost for Kennedy North, North Service Road and South Lots is $5.00, and Kennedy East Lot is $3.00.
Kennedy is the fourth busiest station in the system, after St. George, Bloor-Yonge, and Sheppard-Yonge, serving a combined total of approximately 104,360 people a day. In 2008, the Toronto Star reported this station to be a "known problem area" in terms of crime in the subway system, along with Lawrence West, Lansdowne, and Warden stations.
The station will eventually be part of the Eglinton–Scarborough Crosstown line. The upgrade and replacement of the Scarborough RT portion is scheduled to start in late 2015, after the conclusion of the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 Parapan American Games. Scarborough RT riders will be bussed for three years until the upgrade is completed.
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