Monday, July 02, 2012

Ontario government pushes forward with previously approved transit plan

A rendering of a light-rail car for the Eglington-Scarborough crosstown light rail. A rendering of a light-rail car for the Eglington-Scarborough crosstown light rail. Metrolinx

Ontario, Canada, is moving forward to deliver the largest transit expansion in the city of Toronto's history, which will help ease congestion and create thousands of jobs.

The province has approved Toronto City Council's transit plan and has set construction timelines for the following light-rail transit (LRT) projects:

• The Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Black Creek to Kennedy Station: work is already underway and will be completed by 2020.

• The Scarborough RT replacement and extension to Sheppard Avenue: work will begin in 2014 and be completed by 2020.

• The Finch West LRT from the Toronto-York-Spadina Subway extension to Humber College: work will begin in 2015 and be completed by 2020.

• The Sheppard East LRT from Don Mills station to east of Morningside Avenue: work will begin in 2017 and be completed by 2021.

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