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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

Rainforest

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Want to elaborate on this? As far as I can see, they target two totally different trip types and travel patterns.
For sure, different travel patterns. And yet, both close gaps in the existing network. Yonge North will connect the HWy 7 corridor to the Yonge subway stops. Finch extension will create a northern crosstown route and connect to multiple N-S routes.

Yonge North will have a much higher ridership, but a much higher per-km cost as well.

Anyway, that's a mostly academic debate. Yonge North is very likely to happen sooner as it is more popular, and I'm perfectly fine with that.
 

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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if there will be a washroom/restroom added to Finch West LRT station since it will be the terminus station at the end of the LRT line.

If not I think it would be a shame and missed opportunity. The general population is getting older including myself. There are not enough washroom/restrooms on the TTC in general. People get desperate when there is no options to go when you have too.

I like to laugh at myself that sometimes I get off at a station to go the washroom only because there are facilities there. Then I get back on the subway to continue my journey.

If there is no washroom in the current plans can it be added if there is enough public interest and protest?

They could add the washroom facilities when they design/build the LRT stop at Finch West subway station. Cheaper to add it now than later I would think?

Thanks
 

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Metro Morning had Metrolinx CEO talking about the Finch West LRT

Didn't really learn anything new, and Matt Galloway just kept focusing on the politics of it

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/15538656
I was definitely interested in the fact that $228M has already been spent on it; I don't think there's any amount of money that would make this or other in-progress projects immune from a Premier Ford axing, but it's better than $28M in that regard.
 

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