585/6=97.5 million/station.Of note, the funding announcement also supports 'smart track'.
Since GO/Metrolinx froze the building of new stations...............
Hmmm, the official presser says funding six new GO/Smart Track stations @585M
That's an insane amount per station, and assuming this matching federal funding.........roughly 200M per station????
SCARBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Strategic investments in public transit play a key role in supporting efficient, affordable and sustainable...www.newswire.ca
I suppose Bloor-Yonge improvements are necessary, but I don't see anything being done about the fact that service is at every 3-4 minutes at certain hours, and that is not enough even though there would be capacity for improvement; for example, northbound passengers are often packed like sardines as early as King St. between 3 and 4 pm on weekdays. Same problem between 6:30 and 7:30 southbound at Bloor.
Not sure if I like this proposal, if only because it can be used as yet another reason to defer the DRL.
It's baffling to me that even members who usually ought to know better are still putting so much faith in the Ontario Line.
I think the most likely scenario is that if Ford gets dumped in 2022 (or even before then, if it's a coup within his own party), that the TTC dusts off the old Relief Line subway plans and proceeds with those. It would be just another Ford-caused multi-year "run around in a circle just to finish exactly where you started" transit project (see: Finch West LRT).
We're at the point where King and College seriously need a full on strip it to the guts renovation and expansion too. It's no good to increase capacity in to downtown with trains passing through faster and more frequently at Yonge and Bloor going south when they get to those stations and there's literally no space on the platform left for people to exit from the train.