- Apr 26, 2007
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Ok guys, drop the LRT conversation just as I will drop the SkyTrain one. Those horses have left the barn and anymore conversation about them is just argumentative. The diicision has been made and there is no going back so the conversation now must be about the route and any at grade/elevation/tunnel.
Just having one stop means that they should get the connection to the STC as cheaply as humanly possible because there will be no intermittent stations.
This is where the people of Scarborough can stand up and say that now we have our subway connection we have to ensure it is built as affordable as possible to allow for a potential further eastern extension to Centennial and to ensure the Eglinton East LRT line gets built.
I'm sure that was the feeling when the LRT was fully approved and funded.
The cost is already $3.2 billion without these considerations. It really has nowhere to go but up. If it's an at-grade or elevated subway using the current RT alignment, one has to wonder what the point is.
Based on the justifications for not having an LRT, I'm sure there will be an expectation of having as much of it underground as possible. At this point I think cost isn't the primary issue - simply getting it is what matters.