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Navigation and wayfinding

A series of marker pylons, maps, signs and screens will guide you every step of your transit journey. 

Route numbers, symbols and colours used on signs and in customer tools reflect route types and the service they offer.

What do the colours and symbols mean?

What routes connect to Line 1?

  • All routes except those numbered in the 100s and some 600-series school routes
  • If in doubt – look for the route destination at your bus stop or on your route schedule

How do I know which train platform to use at Tunney’s Pasture?

Look at the info screens and listen for announcements.

Trip plans with maps and step-by-step directions

The Travel Planner provides complete itineraries for your transit trips. Info iconTravel Planner guide

Displaying walking directions in your trip plan

Click on the + symbol next the walking portion of your trip plan for turn-by-turn directions. The walking path will also show up on the Google Map.

Example of a walking segment in a Travel Plan before expansion
Travel Plan walking instructions and map display

Bus stop signs

The signs feature large numbers, colours and symbols that clearly show the bus service types offered.

Route destinations on the signs let you know whether you’re heading in the right direction.

Bus stop sign example

Bus stop signs were designed to make them easy to read and accessible:

  • Big fonts and numbers
  • High contrast
  • Simple design with lots of white space
  • Symbols and colours convey route types
  • Double-sided
  • Durable printing resists fading

Navigating Line 1 stations

Pylon with a big red O marking the entrance of a station
Pylon

A you approach a station from a distance, you will see an illuminated red O symbol on a post (“pylon”).

The station name will be marked at each entrance: on a lantern box and on the black-and-white sign above the doorway.

Example of a black and white station-name sign for Bayview Station

Once inside the station, clear direction signs will guide you to your platform:

Example of a train platform direction sign

Tactile markers in the floor tiles will help customers with visual impairments find their way through the station.

Bus platform directional signs

This sign at Blair Station directs transferring customers to stops G to K:

Example of a bus platform direction sign

Information screens

Digital signs will also tell you where and when to catch your connecting bus.

Examples of info screesn

Bus stops grouped by destination

Example of a bus stop sign you would find at a station

Bus stops are marked a sign that features the stop's letter identifier (in these examples, "A" and "B"). Signs list all the routes that serve the stop.

Stop and route announcements

Each bus announces its route and destination when it pulls up to the stop.

On board, audiovisual messages announce the next stop along your route.

Example of an on-board stop announcement sign
On-board announcement sign

More about stop & route announcements

Service types

O-Train - Rapid - Frequent - Local - Connexion

Learn More about Service types

Stations

Maps • Features What's nearby

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