Proponents who unveiled the plan May 30 at Toronto’s Exhibition Place noted the project would be Canada’s largest ever P3. Infrastructure Ontario has previously said the third-phase procurement could be worth $8- or $9 billion not including a 35-year operations period, which would be valued at billions more.
Speaking of, are there any plans to eliminate the Scarboro St Crossing ? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's the only at grade crossing between Bramelea and Union left.^ML is doing some intensive maintenance on level crossings along the Kitchener line as well. This work has started and will continue into the fall.
As mundane as this work may sound, it will permit higher track speed, and that will eventually translate into faster timings.
Yes, but the city and Metrolinx are at odds doing it because of the pedestrians. The city wants a tunnel for pedestrians as well traffic, but Metrolinx wants neither. Now this is going back a number of years and haven't seen or heard anymore on it.
Sorry I'm a little unclear. Which grade separation is this and where exactly? cc @crs1026 @smallspyMetrolinx Weston Sub grade separation is still a year or so off from being completed. The 4th track bridge is in place, but still has to be back fill. 2 sections of the east retaining wall on the north side is seeing forming and that retaining wall could be done by year end. The south section still has to have its top form with handrail. Still some forming of retaining wall to be done as well.
This may help. The two grade separations are just east of Bramalea GO, and east of the junction between the Halton and Weston Subs. There are two projects, one for the CN Halton Sub (which is nearing completion) and one for the GO Weston Sub (which has been a very painful project). You can see the two road diversions at the very right side of the shot. I zoomed over to show the Bramalea GO station so you get the relative locations.
Lakeshore East Rail Corridor
Update for Rouge Hill GO Station to Pickering Area
Metrolinx is working to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenient and integrated transit network across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Over the next 10 years, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go.
What has changed?
Initially, it was understood that the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor would have to be widened to accommodate the new third track, but with intensive reviews of the project scope and train service between Rouge Hill GO and Durham Junction (west of Pickering GO Station), Metrolinx determined that it is possible to reduce the entire three-mile three track section while still achieving future GO Expansion service levels.
This now means that there will be limited impact to adjacent trees and landscaping in the immediate future. There will be some work done to the Rouge River Bridge. Also, during Highland Creek Bridge construction there will be some impacts to the section of the Waterfront Trail under the Highland Creek Bridge. The plan for this work is still being finalized, but Metrolinx remains committed to engagement with the surrounding community in advance of and during these impacts.
I don't have any specific information, other than having heard through back channels that the expansion had indeed been scaled waaay back.Not sure if this email update (from July 9th) has been posted. This matter was mentioned back at the Metrolinx town hall in Durham where it was stated that they wouldn't need some of the third tracking on the Lakeshore East corridor. Just out of curiosity, does this mean they'll still add a third track between Guildwood and Rough Hill Stations? cc @crs1026 @smallspy