Fun fact: New York’s A Train subway route is 31 miles long. Clearly, it’s not being used solely to get to Times Square.April Fools joke or not, it does make me wonder if people in Mississauga would ride the subway the whole length to downtown Toronto or if it would be used for traveling within Mississauga.
I would be happy if Toronto beat that with a 32 mile line., but would prefer an affordable in-our-lifetime solution.
Tunnelling under Markland Woods? Elevated across the Golf Course at Etobicoke Creek? Not gonna happen. Any straight-lineish route to MCC deprives Mississauga of using the development opportunity along Dundas, and local subway service along Burnhamthorpe is just not needed.
A modest Line 2 terminal station at Cloverdale, with a one-minute transfer to a Dundas LRT, is good for 20-30 years plus. Let Mississauga decide if they want a cutoff to MCC versus a transfer to Hurontario LRT at Dundas/Hurontario. That 1-minute Cloverdale transfer is better than the walk-for-seven-minutes-to-seamless-subway idea that seems to be the plan at STCmahal.
Do a Dundas LRT, put the rest of the money that would be spent on a Mississauga subway into 2WAD GO service on the Milton route, to give that Etobicoke Center and downtown Toronto connectivity. Same end price, better overall transit plan. Mississaugans are too pragmatic to play the grievance based, need to feel special politics.