August 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Union Station’s second platform set to open Monday

Union Station entrance on Bremner Street next to the Air Canada Cantre on a cloudy day. November 9, 2012.

THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Dominic Chan

TORONTO – Union Station’s second platform will open Monday, doubling the number of passengers who can collectively wait for a subway train.

“After a baseball game, or a hockey game, or a concert or something down here, it is really, really busy,” TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said. “The second platform will really be an improvement for people to use the system.”

Right now, passengers board both the Yonge and University subway lines from the centre platform. As of Monday, riders will use one platform for trains heading to Finch Station and another for trains heading to Downsview Station.

Union Station is the TTC’s third busiest station behind the Yonge/Bloor station and St. George Station.

The second platform is part of a larger $137.5 million project to upgrade much of the TTC’s concourse at Union Station.

The Yonge-University-Spadina line will be closed this weekend between Union and St. Andrew Station as the TTC finishes construction.

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