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Anonymous's avatar
Mar 11, 2020 - 12:48

Is budgeting for the subway include the temporary bus linkages from STC to Kennedy station including removal of the LRT track and stations?

Metrolinx's avatar

Mar 13, 2020 - 14:59

Thanks for your question. The temporary bus linkages and the removal and de-commissioning of SRT line is included in the estimate for the Scarborough Subway Extension

Anonymous's avatar

Mar 15, 2020 - 09:14

I prefer the LRT vs subway. First less $$$ second less time to build & get into service.

Metrolinx's avatar

Mar 23, 2020 - 09:23

Hi, thanks for your feedback. We acknowledge that there have been many discussions on how to improve rapid transit in Scarborough over the years, and now we are moving forward with a solution. That solution is the three-stop subway extension that was announced in the 2019 budget. The three-stop extension will provide seamless travel for Scarborough residents heading into and out of the downtown core by eliminating the need to transfer at Kennedy Station. There are proposed stops at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road, Scarborough Centre and McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue.

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 15, 2020 - 09:41

Does the Scarborough Subway Extension include spaces for a potential future interlining opportunity with the Sheppard Line 4 Extension? Such as a trun to the CP corridor after the Sheppard-McCowan station, then heading southwest back on Sheppard at around Brimley. This way going to STC from line 4 will have a one-seat ride.

Metrolinx's avatar

Mar 23, 2020 - 09:28

Thanks for your question. We are planning and designing the Sheppard station with the proposed Sheppard Line extension in mind. Our design will be updated as more information about that line becomes available in the future.

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 28, 2020 - 14:29

Has Metrolinx considered using cut-and-cover from Kennedy Station to STC, or at least portions of it?

The key is bridging over Highland Creek North of Lawrence, similar to what was done for the Sheppard Line over the East Don River.

Cut-and-cover has significantly lower construction costs than tunneling (TBM). It is also a faster method as it allows construction to commence at several locations, including starting station construction prior to completion of line structures. It is technologically simpler, allowing more contractors the ability to do the work. In the final configuration, it is also more convenient as the time from street to platform is lower.

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 28, 2020 - 14:43

Has consideration been given to extending the B-D Line to Finch?

TBM Launch site could be 500-600m north of Sheppard in the CPR Rail yard, a very nominal distance. This results in less traffic disruption at McCowan/Sheppard as the excavation in the "middle of the road" only involves station excavation, and not managing spoils as well. This short extension would not require any additional emergency exits, would allow cross-over and pocket tracks to be built in "open-air" in the CPR yard, instead of in the "middle of the road". The line could be extended to Finch roughly parallel to the CPR Rail tracks, either with cut-and-cover, trenched, or at-grade construction. This would open up more development potential at Finch and allow some relief to the Finch East buses.

Anonymous's avatar
Apr 3, 2020 - 11:22

why couldn't there be a 4th station at Eglinton and at Brimley Rd or Danforth Ave to serve the communities on Eglinton East?