Focus: Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto

October 6, 2015

Project focus: Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto (completion by 2020)

In September 2008, Metrolink launched a regional transportation plan – The Big Move – a 25-year, $50 billion plan for coordinated, integrated transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). One of the first wave of projects currently underway is the Eglinton Crosstown, which represents an investment of $5.3 billion (2010$) toward better transit in Toronto. Construction began in 2011 of this 19-kilometre light rail transit line corridor which will include a 10-kilometre underground portion. The Crosstown, as it is commonly known will have up to 25 stations and stops. It will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines.Website Insert State Supported Passenger Trains copy

And will aim to provide fast, reliable and convenient transit by carrying passengers in dedicated right-of-way transit lanes separate from regular traffic. This service will have priority signalling at intersections to ensure certainty in travel times. The vehicles will use the PRESTO proof-of-payment system and will have multiple entrances and low floors to ensure fast and accessible boarding.

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