But how do you know that it will carry more passengers if it's in the street rather than a couple hundred metres away? Does the walk from Bay Street to Yonge discourage people from riding the subway? That's about the same distance from Finch to the hydro corridor. Finch Station has its Kiss and Ride in the Hydro Corridor and the other end of the station at Finch... a subway station can span that distance. It's about 300m from the intersection of Danforth and Greenwood to the entrance of Greenwood station. It's really not a long distance we're talking about here.While putting the line in the hydro corridor would make it easier to build, it would attract more riders keeping it in the street, as that is where people actually live and work.
Finch Station is already located under the hydro corridor. Its Passenger Pick Up/Drop Off, Park and Ride lots, and regional bus terminal are all located under the power lines, connected directly to Finch Station. The TTC bus terminal is 150 feet/45m away from hydro pylons. "Walking up to the corridor" means nothing more than walking up a flight of (already existing) stairs.How would the connection with Finch station work ... walk up to the corridor (power lines) ??
That doesn't make much sense.