At this point I'd imagine Metrolinx planning to make it elevated at both ends of the line and underground in the middle. If they make it on-street before the line goes underground, it wouldn't make sense considering the space on Eglinton West.Also a bit surprising that the portion that the NDP prioritized as underground, the Liberals proposed as on-street - and now it will be elevated (?).
I think they might have it the on-street part through Golden Mile was not started when the PC's got in. As it is, that on-street portion through Golden Mile ensures that nothing will be extended farther East (unless paid entirely by the City).At this point I'd imagine Metrolinx planning to make it elevated at both ends of the line and underground in the middle. If they make it on-street before the line goes underground, it wouldn't make sense considering the space on Eglinton West.
Meh. Sounds like a dead project to me.10 years for what should be an easy surface extension to an existing line.
How many subways did Madrid build in that time??
I feel this is just stalling till the next election. Then they have something to promise.Meh. Sounds like a dead project to me.
At this point, I'm convinced the only Toronto rapid transit project the government has any intention of attempting to deliver is the Ontario Line. They have absolutely no sense of urgency regarding the other projects. The Scarborough Subway and YNSE in particular have zero signs of life at this point. Not sure if the government is just being hush hush, or if these projects have just been punted to the back burner. Reminds me a lot of the lull before the Liberals cancelled the Sheppard LRT without telling anybody
I have the same feeling. Should they lose in 2022, all those subways will no longer be their problem. The next government will "review" everything once again.I feel this is just stalling till the next election. Then they have something to promise.
I mean the Eglinton subway only was planned from Eglinton West station to Mount Dennis.If you count the original Eglinton Subway in 1995, it took 35 years to build this line to it's full potential.
The largest issue is funding.GTA became trash at building subways. So Vancouver can plan to complete the 6km Broadway subway in 5 years, why does it take 10 years here? ML and the Liberals set a bad example with the Crosstown by slowing down the cash flow and do the tunnels in 5 years than another 5 for the stations. The approach seem to have spread to every future projects.
No I don't agree that the PCs are just buffing. They'll tender all 4 projects for empty tunnels. They'll all complete in 2025-27 with no stations, tracks or trains just like the Crosstown did. The next government would be stuck with them and if they fail to deliver, they'll take the blame.
Quebec government managed pension funds are legislated to take lower ROI when it benefits the province as a whole. This has a side-effect of requiring higher contributions by employees to achieve the same payout BUT they would argue the province is a more attractive place to live. At the moment it's working as an indirect tax for transit construction. That said, I think REM is going to be paying a decent profit at 72 cents per km per passenger; government will be paying that rate topping up the difference between passenger fares and contracted fees.Quebecs pension invests in transit whereas ours in the Blue Jays...
They were but they were eventually going to extend it to Renforth or potentially Pearson airport.I mean the Eglinton subway only was planned from Eglinton West station to Mount Dennis.
So, its hard to say specifically how you could extrapolate that into a timeline with the full system.
Maybe take 15 years off the 35 years?