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TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

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If you are only want to talk only Toronto borders then it should be completely obvious why we are also building extensively in the east. And when you acknowledge the FWLRT that is being built and note the Eglinton west extension will be underground for your comfort there is really no merit to your concern.
I'm glad you unblocked me so that we can be friends. Maybe I'll move back to Scarborough and we can be neighbours.
 

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The City will now have the capacity to fund EELRT. Construction should be ready in 2-3 years. 2027 possible

SSE will terminate at McCowan

Priority list based on expected timelines but are all priorities:

OL
EELRT/Waterfront ELRT
SSE/Yonge

EWLRT

Sheppard
How I see it they are basically combining the old city transit plan with the province's transit plan albeit The Sheppard East LRT is off the map once and for all.
 

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Lol...quite the fantasy world you've constructed.

LoL. Only on UT would this be a fantasy

We just had a Downtown Councillor running the bulk of his far away ward campaign on stopping the Scarborough subway. Somehow this is healthy rhetoric and normal to some here? Its pretty damn extreme to me, and some worse politicians became more problematic fighting against a better solution once the previous plan was called out.

Thankfully its been dealt with and there is no longer any substance to the noise and the City can move forward. And Councillors can constitute pimp out their far away ward voters on useless division creating fantasies if they so choose. As pathetic as it is.
 
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Being from Scarborough I'm really happy for EELRT. I was always opposed to the Scarborough extension because the LRT does the same thing. I understand the lrt gets stuck in the winter but that couldve been rectified with different technologies.

What Scarborough needed was the Eglinton east lrt and the Sheppard extension from Don Mills east. All these politicians believe that Scarborough residents wanna head downtown, Scarborough has plenty of rapid transit downtown. What Scarborough needs is more rapid transit heading into North York or west
 

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Being from Scarborough I'm really happy for EELRT. I was always opposed to the Scarborough extension because the LRT does the same thing. I understand the lrt gets stuck in the winter but that couldve been rectified with different technologies.

What Scarborough needed was the Eglinton east lrt and the Sheppard extension from Don Mills east. All these politicians believe that Scarborough residents wanna head downtown, Scarborough has plenty of rapid transit downtown. What Scarborough needs is more rapid transit heading into North York or west
Once the EELRT AND EWLRT is built, people can get from the northeast corner of the city all the way to YYZ and become the longest subway/LRT line in the city.
 

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Once the EELRT AND EWLRT is built, people can get from the northeast corner of the city all the way to YYZ and become the longest subway/LRT line in the city.

It'll probably be the longest LRT line in the world. Lol!

We're talking like over 60 kilometres here.
 

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It'll probably be the longest LRT line in the world. Lol!

We're talking like over 60 kilometres here.
It would be the 2nd longest Rapid Transit line in North America only behind New Yorks A Train. It should be noted that outside of the overnight service no train runs local the entire length of the A Train. Each of the 3 services runs express over some portion of the line to speed up service. Now keep in mind the A Train is a fully grade seperated subway, and still NYC won't operate that line as one single local service. So I find the possibility of a complete EC from Malvern to Pearson running as a single local service with the on street portion being present to be insane. If NYC won't run its longest line local even when its fully grade seprated why would we even attempt to do the same with a similarly run line that isn't entirely grade separate.
 

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It would be the 2nd longest Rapid Transit line in North America only behind New Yorks A Train. It should be noted that outside of the overnight service no train runs local the entire length of the A Train. Each of the 3 services runs express over some portion of the line to speed up service. Now keep in mind the A Train is a fully grade seperated subway, and still NYC won't operate that line as one single local service. So I find the possibility of a complete EC from Malvern to Pearson running as a single local service with the on street portion being present to be insane. If NYC won't run its longest line local even when its fully grade seprated why would we even attempt to do the same with a similarly run line that isn't entirely grade separate.

True. Just like how we split up the 501 at Humber Loop and the 504 at Dufferin and Distillery Loops respectively; they may operate one branch from Pearson to Kennedy and another from Malvern TC to Mount Dennis. Although after 9pm with lesser frequencies it may make more sense to operate a single route full length as not to inconvenience riders too much.
 

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Calling the Crosstown rapid transit in the same sense as any line on the New York subway is a bit misleading. The NY subway doesn't stop at red lights. I get that the term "rapid transit" is used in a lot of different ways, but the surface part of the Crosstown is nothing like a real metro.

LoL. Only on UT would this be a fantasy

We just had a Downtown Councillor running the bulk of his far away ward campaign on stopping the Scarborough subway. Somehow this is healthy rhetoric and normal to some here? Its pretty damn extreme to me, and some worse politicians became more problematic fighting against a better solution once the previous plan was called out.

Thankfully its been dealt with and there is no longer any substance to the noise and the City can move forward. And Councillors can constitute pimp out their far away ward voters on useless division creating fantasies if they so choose. As pathetic as it is.
Shutting down a 34 year old rapid transit line in a low demand area and replacing it with an underground subway was a dumb idea in the first place, so yes that rhetoric seems fairly reasonable to me. Meanwhile the DRL, planned in the highest demand area, got replaced by a lower capacity line for no good reason. Anyone who looks at that and concludes that Scarborough is being mistreated is living in a fantasy world.
 

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It'll probably be the longest LRT line in the world. Lol!

We're talking like over 60 kilometres here.
Not even close. There's Los Angeles Gold Line at over 50km and St Louis Red Line at 61km. The Crosstown at its total length is around 47km
 

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It would be the 2nd longest Rapid Transit line in North America only behind New Yorks A Train. It should be noted that outside of the overnight service no train runs local the entire length of the A Train. Each of the 3 services runs express over some portion of the line to speed up service. Now keep in mind the A Train is a fully grade seperated subway, and still NYC won't operate that line as one single local service. So I find the possibility of a complete EC from Malvern to Pearson running as a single local service with the on street portion being present to be insane. If NYC won't run its longest line local even when its fully grade seprated why would we even attempt to do the same with a similarly run line that isn't entirely grade separate.
Not really. Pretty much of all the Washington Metro and BART lines are longer than this.
 

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Calling the Crosstown rapid transit in the same sense as any line on the New York subway is a bit misleading. The NY subway doesn't stop at red lights. I get that the term "rapid transit" is used in a lot of different ways, but the surface part of the Crosstown is nothing like a real metro.


Shutting down a 34 year old rapid transit line in a low demand area and replacing it with an underground subway was a dumb idea in the first place, so yes that rhetoric seems fairly reasonable to me. Meanwhile the DRL, planned in the highest demand area, got replaced by a lower capacity line for no good reason. Anyone who looks at that and concludes that Scarborough is being mistreated is living in a fantasy world.



I conclude the City received the political leaders it deserved the past decade from this exact over the top rhetoric and Scarborough will now receive the connected central transit it deserves after enduring 34 years of one of the most poorly designed transit lines around. And will receive a far better integrated overall network then with the out of place RT and nonsense of half hearted Transit City LRT plan.

The subway didn't have to be so costly but the outside opposition was always too extreme to work with those bringing the glaring issues to the surface to be addressed. Doesn't matter now as the current line will provide maximum positive impact over any alternative to address all the existing issues of accessible stop locations, central feeder locations, eliminating the unreasonable transfer point and providing a better future for the Centre connected to the Citys main backbone
 
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I conclude the City received the political leaders it deserved the past decade from this exact over the top rhetoric and Scarborough will now receive the connected central transit it deserves after enduring 34 years of one of the most poorly designed transit lines around. And will receive a far better integrated overall network then with the out of place RT and nonsense of half hearted Transit City LRT plan.

The subway didn't have to be so costly but the outside opposition was always too extreme to work with those bringing the glaring issues to the surface to be addressed. Doesn't matter now as the current line will provide maximum positive impact over any alternative to address all the existing issues of accessible stop locations, central feeder locations, eliminating the unreasonable transfer point and providing a better future for the Centre connected to the Citys main backbone
The SSE was doomed to be an expensive boondoggle the minute they decided it had to be 100% underground and that it had to run under McCowan, thus requiring the line to be stupidly deep to cross the Highland Creek valley at Lawrence (also exploding the cost for a station at that intersection as well). Even after Metrolinx recently looked at possibly bringing part of the extension to the surface, one Councillor out here started chirping about how he and his residence wouldn't like it. Even with everything in place we are still insisting on having our cake and eating it too.
 

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