Pape providing customers a lift
Pape Station is now accessible with two elevators entering service on Oct. 31. Serving more than 25,000 daily riders, Pape becomes the TTC’s 32nd accessible subway/rt station.
As part of the Pape modernization project, the station was equipped with two elevators to provide access to both eastbound and westbound trains. One elevator provides access from street level to concourse level to the westbound platform. A second elevator provides access from the concourse level to the eastbound platform.
Elevators provide access to train platforms and easier access transfers to and from Wheel-Trans and/or TTC accessible buses and routes. Accessible stations typically have accessible fare gates and fareboxes, sliding automatic doors and improved signage and lighting.
Elevator construction continues at Lawrence West Station with work scheduled for completion in 2014. Elevator work at Woodbine and St Clair West Stations is expected to start in early 2014.
The TTC’s Easier Access Phase 3 Project will make all the remaining subway/rt stations accessible by 2025. The last station to become elevator-equipped was St Andrew in June 2012.
The TTC has a total of 82 elevators in service.