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gweed123

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According to Metrolinx, they are still actively developing the planned connection from Renforth to Pearson for the Eglinton West LRT with the GTAA. I wonder how this affects this project.

I wonder if they can design the incoming track in such a way that it can be diverted into a "temporary" LRT station at the airport. Once the hub is built, the track can be realigned into the permanent platforms inside it.

I know it's not directly comparable because this would be a new build and not a replacement of the existing facility, but something like what San Francisco did with the Transbay Terminal. The temporary terminal was in operation for 8 years until the new, permanent one opened.

I'm sure there are probably other examples out there of new transit lines going into temporary stations while a new, larger multimodal facility is built nearby.
 

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Considering the current circumstances down at the GTAA, the airport extension is pretty much up in the air timeline-wise.
Which is great in my books. Maybe it opens up a chance to re-evaluate the recidulous pier expansion design that they adjusted from the original concept, which is much worse IMO.
 

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Considering the current circumstances down at the GTAA, the airport extension is pretty much up in the air timeline-wise.

While transit certainly helps the airport, and a single check-in helps staffing efficiency, a primary objective of the plan was leveraging land assets into a recurring revenue stream.

Even if air-travel recovers quickly, the whole Union West business plan (train station surrounded by offices leasing land from the airport) fails if work-from-home significantly reduces suburban transit-connected office demand.
 

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