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W. K. Lis

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To lower costs, I can see them using cut-and-cover west of Scarlett Road. There is enough room to shift the roadway to the north and use part of the south "linear park". It is not "officially" a park, except for the bikepath (which will be shifted). See link.
 

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I can't imagine why they would do anything but cut and cover....unless there are some spectacular sewers and water lines along there, there's no reason to duck under anything. The cost of those deep excavations isn't justified.

One hopes also that they would let the line come back to the surface where the topography allows - Eglinton has a few dips that don't require the line to be underground. It's only the major intersections where being underground might have some benefit.

- Paul
 

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Especially since Eglinton doesn't have bus/right turning lanes at stops. That creates a significant amount of congestion currently.
Don't you worry. They will find a way to add those in once everything's done. I don't think the road is curbed either.
 

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I refuse to believe the government ever intends on spending $4.3 Billion on this thing. Nope. Don’t buy it.
Well today's money and Sheppard subway times money is completely different things. Plot twist this happens and Scarborough is left with nothing but promises.
 

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Well today's money and Sheppard subway times money is completely different things. Plot twist this happens and Scarborough is left with nothing but promises.
$1 Billion in 2000 is $1.5 Billion in 2020. So $4.5 Billion for EWLRT vs $1.5 Billion for the Stubway

Anyways nothing would surprise me with this government. $6.5 Billion for the SSE is incredibly hard to stomach, regardless of how supportive one might be of the project.
 

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$1 Billion in 2000 is $1.5 Billion in 2020. So $4.5 Billion for EWLRT vs $1.5 Billion for the Stubway

Anyways nothing would surprise me with this government. $6.5 Billion for the SSE is incredibly hard to stomach, regardless of how supportive one might be of the project.
You may be correct on the dollar inflation but what about the subway construction inflation?
 

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Hey, the bright side is they are going to pass a law to ease expropriation right? Make sure it gets applied to the properties along this stretch that blocks the Richview corridor when the new government rolls around ?

AoD
The same very corridor he sold off for quick buck with the city, only to now pay for it 10 fold with provincial funds.
 

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The same very corridor he sold off for quick buck with the city, only to now pay for it 10 fold with provincial funds.
The IBC claims they don't need to buy land along Eglinton but would need to acquire land along the airport alignment.

It also claims the can operate ATO between Renforth and Laird and would use both TBM and cut and cover depending on location.

• Private property acquisition to be required only for the Airport Segment.
• Tunnelling and underground stations to be built with a mix of tunnel boring machine and cut and cover, depending on location.
• Underground stations to have platform, concourse and street levels, and
a minimum of two entrances, with Jane and Scarlett stations fortified
with flood proofing elements.
• Humber River bridge to be upgraded and utilities to be relocated to
accommodate at-grade LRT alignment
As I have mention before, there is a major gas line underneath Eg West would proposes a challenge for cut and cover. The IBC mentions each station would have a concourse so I think they plan to tunnel underneath the gas line which would lead to very deep stations.

Utility and Topology Challenges
There is no substantial risk of conflict with surface utilities, particularly the
overhead height limit imposed by hydro corridors west of Martin Grove Road, as
all of the options will feature either surface or underground alignments along the
height-restricted stretch.
However, Options 2 and 4 will require more complex underground station
construction solutions due to the presence of high pressure gas lines underneath
most of the arterial intersections. Option 2 will likely to present the most
significant tunneling challenges due to the steep grade change requirements
presented by the Humber River ravine.
 

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The city should really unlock the yellow belt especially if they are going with a full grade seperated alignment...
That’s the real tragedy of the Fords selling the slice of Eglinton. It could have been planned and developed as an avenues-scale walkable corridor. Instead, the street has been lined in a hodge podge way with some pretty unremarkable town homes. I bet Finch turns out nicer than Eglinton west of Keele.

- Paul
 

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That’s the real tragedy of the Fords selling the slice of Eglinton. It could have been planned and developed as an avenues-scale walkable corridor. Instead, the street has been lined in a hodge podge way with some pretty unremarkable town homes. I bet Finch turns out nicer than Eglinton west of Keele.

- Paul
Normally I am not for this kind of decision making - but it would please me greatly to see that stretch of homes expropriated for a big fat elevated transit line.

AoD
 

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