Tomken station

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Tomken
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Location4450 Tomken Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°37′18″N79°37′25″W / 43.62167°N 79.62361°W / 43.62167; -79.62361 Coordinates: 43°37′18″N79°37′25″W / 43.62167°N 79.62361°W / 43.62167; -79.62361
Owned by City of Mississauga
Operated by MiWay
Platforms2
Connections
Construction
Bicycle facilitieslock up area with racks
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened17 November 2014 (2014-11-17) [2]
Services
Preceding station Metrolinx Following station
Cawthra Mississauga Transitway Dixie
toward Renforth

Tomken is a bus rapid transit station on the Mississauga Transitway [1] in central Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the west side of Tomken Road along the north side of Eastgate Parkway.

Bus rapid transit Public transport system

Bus rapid transit (BRT), also called a busway or transitway, is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system. Typically, a BRT system includes roadways that are dedicated to buses, and gives priority to buses at intersections where buses may interact with other traffic; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or purchasing fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a metro with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of a bus system.

Mississauga Transitway

The Mississauga Transitway is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It comprises a series of newly-constructed bus-only roadways, as well as reserved lanes on both existing city streets and portions of Highway 403, that together form a continuous 18 km (11 mi) route spanning most of the city from Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west to the junction of Highways 401 and 427 in the east, located within Etobicoke, part of the neighbouring city of Toronto. Service on the Transitway is provided by MiWay and GO Transit, some stations have connections to Brampton Transit and Toronto Transit Commission bus services.

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

The first four stations on the Transitway at Central Park, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie, opened on 17 November 2014. [2] [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Transitway Stations". MiWay. City of Mississauga. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Mississauga opens 4 Transitway stations". CBC News. November 17, 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. Commuters can now use Central Park, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie stations as part of the city's ongoing Transitway project
  3. "Travel Safety on the Mississauga Transitway". Mississauga Life. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. Today MiWay service will begin on the Mississauga Transitway with stops at the new Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie stations

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