I'd expect these BY upgrades to be deferred once DRL is approved.
There are only two subway rapid transit proposals that make sense in this city. Both move 20k+ people at peak. Both remain unfounded. What a disappointment.
It's an incredibly difficult area to do any sort of construction, with all the existing building foundations and utilities. Any sort of major change to the station will require extensive construction work.I'm kind of shocked that the price tag is over a billion dollars to improve Bloor-Yonge station. That seems incredibly expensive!
Councillors applaud next step to put subway to Richmond Hill back on track
Metrolinx has recommended moving ahead with plans to build the Yonge Street subway north to Richmond Hill, a step heralded by councillors from York’s southern municipalities.
“This is an important moment for both this project and transit development in the GTA,” said Vaughan Councillor Alan Shefman.
“For years, we have been meeting with virtually everyone involved in the planning and development of transit in the region, attempting to convince them to move to the next step in this critical project. We are very hopeful that a decision to fund this recommendation will be announced shortly to allow the work to begin.”
Metrolinx (previously the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority) manages and integrates road transport and public transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
Metrolinx has approved the Yonge Relief Network Study which includes a recommendation that the Yonge Street North Subway project, which extends the existing line from Finch to Richmond Hill, should move to the next step of development.
This next step will include preliminary design concepts and the start of the engineering process, as well as a report back to the Metrolinx board in spring 2016.
The Yonge Relief Network Study noted that the extension could move forward, since it will not overwhelm the Yonge line to the south.
It was over a billion dollars 5-6 years ago. I"m surprised it's still so cheap. Moving a live subway line to put in a middle platform is going to be terribly complex.I'm kind of shocked that the price tag is over a billion dollars to improve Bloor-Yonge station. That seems incredibly expensive!
Fair enough. They should just bring in some Japanese station designers. Some of the interchanges in Tokyo astound me with how well people move among the various lines, even of different systems, that are converging.It was over a billion dollars 5-6 years ago. I"m surprised it's still so cheap. Moving a live subway line to put in a middle platform is going to be terribly complex.