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

Northern Light

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This project is touch on in next week's report to Executive Ctte on major transit expansion projects.

Report here: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.EX25.5

From the report:

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Where are you getting 8 years from and when does the timeline start? Last week's announcement?

Apologies if it's out there already and I'm missing it. I assume 8 years is for everything? If only looking at the TBM dig time I assume it's much less (but obviously the 'all in' timeline is what you're referring to).
 

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yup on the radio on Friday they were touting it as the largest subway extension ever for the TTC... I was like,,,,,😐.... under what metric...like the most expensive per km probably...but size and scale and regional impact...NOPE.

And it's only fair to subtract Line 3's length with this addition. So 7.8km for SSE minus 6.4km of Line 3 would be 1.4km of subway extension. Effectively Ellesmere to Sheppard. It would be one the smallest extensions in the city's history.
 

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Perhaps they could remove the RT tracks and run busses on the right of way with some widening here and there.
I looked into it about a year ago and it looked to me like they would have to either raise the trackbed/roadway (which may make it a tight squeeze for busses vertically)or lower the platforms at all the current stations. Overall it prob wouldn't be worth the effort.
 

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