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Midland, Ellesmere, Lawrence West, McCowan SRT stations and AODA.

dowlingm

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Because the SRT is now expected to continue until 2026 (or longer, let's face it) there needs to be consideration about the non-accessible stations. While some money has been thrown down the well in the shape of Presto, wifi and so on, making the stations AODA accessible by the deadline would be significantly expensive for stations which will be closed a handful of years at most after, and TTC is struggling to find enough cash for the remaining subway stations to be made accessible.

One would assume that if at least Ellesmere and Midland (10% of 2015 line ridership between them, no bus loops) were deleted that it would result in a significant staffing and utilities saving, even if mothballed, and some running time saving for the hardpressed SRT fleet as cars are shipped to New York State for refurbishment. McCowan (12%) would be a bigger bite and the cars turn back there anyway. Lawrence East would be a harder sell at 21% of line ridership.

So - close them, hope for a waiver, or something else?
 

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Ultimately, there'll only be service at Kennedy at Scarborough Town Centre once the subway is finished. So if the subway is not built in time, if push came to shove, presumably not a big issue just to close any of the other stations.
 

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Ultimately, there'll only be service at Kennedy at Scarborough Town Centre once the subway is finished. So if the subway is not built in time, if push came to shove, presumably not a big issue just to close any of the other stations.
But my point was the 2024 "deadline". Even if the subway is open by 2026 that's still two years after that. And if it's no big deal to close some of these stations in 2024, why not in 2018 - at least the ones likely to save some costs above and beyond ticket revenue?
 

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No one is going to spend money on any SRT stations to make them AODA complaints with TTC asking for a waver to keep them as is. At least one or 2 stations could be closed sooner than later.

With election a year away, a new tune could be heard for the white elephant. Even if it does, the SRT will not be upgraded unless the line is.
 

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