Lawrence West becomes 34th accessible station
Lawrence West is the latest station to become accessible with a new elevator entering service this morning (Dec. 19). Serving approximately 20,000 daily riders, Lawrence West is now the TTC’s 34th accessible subway/RT station.
The station’s new elevator provides access from street level to the centre platform. Lawrence West was also fitted with an accessible fare line, sliding automatic doors, wider bus platforms and improved signage and lighting.
The next closest accessible station to Lawrence West is Eglinton West to the south and Downsview to the north.
Elevator construction is underway at Coxwell, Woodbine, Ossington and St Clair West. The latter is scheduled to become accessible in 2016. Elevator construction at Dupont is scheduled to begin in 2015. Dufferin Station was elevator-equipped last month. The TTC now has a total of 86 elevators in service.
The TTC’s Easier Access Phase 3 Project will make all the remaining subway/RT stations accessible by 2025.