Line 1 Yonge–University

subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest and most used subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is operated by the Toronto Transit Commission, has 32 stations and is 30.2 km in length. It opened in 1954, and had new stations added in 1963, 1973, 1974, 1978, and 1996.

Line 1 Yonge–University
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Northbound platform at Union
TypeRapid transit
SystemToronto subway
LocaleToronto, Ontario
Vaughan Metro Centre
Daily ridership736,420 (2015 weekday avg)[1]
OpenedMarch 30, 1954
OwnerToronto Transit Commission
Operator(s)Toronto Transit Commission
Depot(s)Wilson Yard, Davisville Yard
Rolling stockToronto Rocket
Line length38.8 km (24.1 mi)[2]
Track gauge4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC

The line runs from about 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday to Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. The subway runs every 4–5 minutes, with extra services (2–3 minutes) during rush hour times.

The 320 Yonge bus runs late at night when the subway is closed.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Toronto Transit Commission Subway ridership, 2015" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. "2011 TTC Operating Statistics". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved February 10, 2013.

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