I hadn't noticed this blog:
The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels
"The earlier Relief Line South proposal featured very deep tunnels — 38 metres below ground — in order to get under the Don River to the vicinity of East Harbour, adding four and a half minutes of escalator time to each transfer. That’s more than enough time to miss your connection. Studies have projected this would have reduced ridership by 15 per cent."
I'm curious to see the studies that the need for escalators would reduce ridership by 15%. Seems highly questionable.
Thank goodness the Ontario Line will save people from dark tunnels!
Will the people of Scarborough be spared the terror of darkness and never-ending escalator rides?!?!
Regardless of whether or not it would reduce ridership by 15%, wouldn't you at least agree that only having to cross the platform at East Harbour to change to the relief line is a lot more convenient than going down a long escalator?