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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

nfitz

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Should Finch East be at grade or underground?
Mostly at grade I'd think, except perhaps near Yonge - and perhaps Don Mills. Though elevated is surely an option too, and would be much quicker to build than going underground ... but I'd like to see underground at Yonge.

I'd have thought Finch West between Yonge and Keele would have more spots where at-grade might be an issue.
 
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If Doug Ford was smart, for the next election he would fast track the Finch West LRT East Extension, along with the Sheppard Subway extension.
Wouldn't be able to do much more than announce it. I don't think the planning for Sheppard is all that advanced.
 

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Extending the Finch West LRT to Line 1's Finch Station will have to wait until after the Ontario Line opens.

In the meantime, it could be extended south to Rexdale Boulevard and Woodbine Racetrack. Should the Pearson Transit Hub start construction, the Finch West LRT could be extended to that hub, terminating with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT there (NOT continuing along Eglinton Crosstown LRT).
 

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If Doug Ford was smart, for the next election he would fast track the Finch West LRT East Extension, along with the Sheppard Subway extension.

Well, he was the one that was going to extend line 2 to STC. If that project does not get started by the time an election is called, he will not be able to run on a transit platform.
 

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No money was committed, and Metrolinx doesn't seem to have done anything for it, no?
No formal studies, I just think there are some conceptual plans that were shelves previously (at least from when the line was built). It would take a lot of time to update for the current circumstances. No shovels in the ground for at least 5 years.
 

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Would not be surprised if there's a pre 2022 election press conference with "we promise money to plan extensions to this line in the next legislature"
Honestly, I'm very happy that Ford pushed as many projects as he did (including RER!) They do appear to be being worked on, as well.

Hoping there's not going to be a curveball thrown in the provincial budget. Today's speech by John Tory on needing additional funds to avoid stalling Toronto's capital projects was also worrisome.
 

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