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Annual Accessibility Public Consultation - Improving the Customer Experience: Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Underway:

  • Construction on Eglinton Crosstown LRT (Toronto) well underway
    • Stations and stops are under construction; some are nearing completion
    • Vehicle testing continues to take place along the corridor
  • Design for Finch West LRT (Toronto) nearly complete; construction now underway
  • Design for Hurontario LRT (Mississauga and southern Brampton) is continues and construction is underway
  • Planning & design for Hamilton LRT is underway
  • LRT stations and stops are informed by accessible and Universal Design best practices for transit, informed by standards such as CSA B651 (Accessible Design for the Built Environment) and community consultation.

Key accessibility features in all LRT projects include:

  • Tactile guidance tiles in stations and centre platform stops;
  • Enhanced intercoms with hearing induction loops that are accessible for customers who are hard of hearing (all intercoms), and visual display and input devices to support text communication for the benefit of persons who are deaf and non-verbal (at selected locations);
  • Elevator redundancy (for example, two side-by-side elevators) at most interchange/terminal stations;
  • Audible and visual next stop announcements;
  • All-door boarding on vehicles.

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