West Station Reference Concept Design Online Consultation

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You're invited to participate in the online consultation for the West Station Reference Concept Design. In this consultation you will learn more about the preliminary designs for the LRT stations, …

You're invited to participate in the online consultation for the West Station Reference Concept Design. In this consultation you will learn more about the preliminary designs for the LRT stations, surface stops and alignments and the City's Eglinton planning study. You can share your input with the project team by completing the survey at www.thecrosstown.ca.

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  • 1. Welcome to the West StationReference Concept DesignOnline ConsultationPlease review the presentation and complete the survey.February 19, 2013 to March 14, 2013
  • 2. Online Consultation Overview February 19, 2013  Provide a brief Crosstown update  Update on the AFP Process  Present The Crosstown station and stop design philosophy  Provide latest details on locations of stations and stops
  • 3. Crosstown Map
  • 4. OverviewWhat is The Crosstown?  Project $4.9B (2010$) funded by the Province of Ontario  19 kilometres east-west Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Kennedy to Mt. Dennis including a tunnelled central section  New transit connections to Yonge, University-Spadina Subway, Scarborough RT and GO Stouffville line and future connection to GO Kitchener line  Up to 26 stations
  • 5. OverviewWhere we are in the process  Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft approaching completion  Soil testing is currently underway from Don Mills Road to Weston Road  West tunnel contract awarded summer 2012  Conceptual design and requirements identificationWhat’s next  Utility relocation at station locations beginning with Keele Street in winter 2013  Construction of TBM launch and extraction shafts at Eglinton West station  TBMs arriving on site in spring 2013  Tendering of project
  • 6. New Approach:Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP)Public-private partnership models have been underway in Canada for 20years  165 projects  21 transportation projects  $51 billion total project valueCanada-wide examples  Canada Line rapid transit project (Vancouver)  Autoroute 25 (Montréal)  Trans-Canada Highway (Atlantic Canada)Ontario examples  Pan Am games athletes village  Ottawa Light Rail Transit  Highway 407 East Phase 1  Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (formerly the Windsor-Essex Parkway)
  • 7. Owner’s Role Changes with AFP
  • 8. New Approach: Advantages of AFPIncreased capacity to bring projects to marketTransfer of risk  Appropriate risks transferred to private sector to ensure “on time, on budget” delivery and offer value for money  Design, construction, cost escalation, schedule delays, operations, maintenance, life cycle, financial riskCost certainty  Optimal cost combination: combines capital, maintenance and life cycle costs  Integration of design and construction
  • 9. New Approach: Roles and Responsibilities in the DesignBuild Finance Maintain ModelMetrolinx Role  Finance  Design • Project Budget • Overall scope (inclusion of • With Infrastructure Ontario run a maintenance, operations, etc.) competitive procurement process; • Project-Specific Output select the winning contractor Specifications (with Consultant team)  Maintain • Real Estate Acquisition (with • Testing & Commissioning (with City of Toronto) Toronto Transit Commission) • Safety Certification and Project  Build Acceptance • Oversee Construction Phase • Quality Assurance  TTC to operate • Integrated with existing TTC system
  • 10. Approach to new transit: Light Rail Transit
  • 11. Approach to Station Design: Urban Design Principles  Locate station entrances and vents to limit the amount of frontage impacted  Explore opportunities to consolidate and locate above grade mechanical vent shafts where their impacts on adjacent development can be minimized  Site station entrances and ventilation infrastructure with possible new development in mind  Locate primary and secondary entrances so that they can help to contribute to the creation of a consistent building setback  Minimize the impact of vents and other facilities through careful siting
  • 12. Approach to Station Design: Architectural Principles  Station and stop designs should reflect their civic role through high quality architecture and urban design.  Logos, station names, and signage should be used boldly and consistently to reinforce station identity  Signage and way finding shall be highly standardized  Variation of treatments used to differentiate stations  Stations can embrace the local context through design or art installations  The Public Realm should be used as an opportunity to enhance user experience and integrate stations into their surroundings
  • 13. Approach to Station Design: Safety and accessibility  Elevators will be included in all stations  Designated waiting areas will be included in all stations  Stations will use standard elements to make them familiar to passengers with accessibility challenges  Integrate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles into station design  Light colours will be used to improve safety and efficiency  Incorporate fully glazed station entrances to maximize light
  • 14. Approach to Station Design: Public Realm ElementsPublic Realm  Implementation of streetscape, furniture, and tree planting standards  Widen sidewalks within station area  Stations entrances will be identified by a consistent pylon sign  Some stations will include landscaped plazas which will: • Compliment the design of the station • Include pedestrian level lighting • Include trees, hard and soft landscaping
  • 15. Approach to Station Design: Public Art  Stations will feature public art  Artwork will be integrated with architectural finishes or elements of the stations and plazas  Surface stops may also include public art
  • 16. Reference Concept Design  Stations are shown as a Reference Concept Design (RCD)  Reference concept designs, or functional designs, are used in the AFP model as inputs to the development of the Request for Proposal (RFP)  The functional design is intended to identify the location of entrances, exits and ancillary station (ventilation) equipment  Functional designs are not intended to provide architectural details for stations  The AFP partner will be developing designs for the stations and these will be subject to public input
  • 17. Keele StationLocal Context: Demand
  • 18. Keele StationLocal Context: Land Use Legend Commercial use: Residential use: Institutional use:
  • 19. Keele StationProfile View
  • 20. Keele StationPlan View
  • 21. Keele StationMain Entrance North East Corner
  • 22. Keele StationSecondary Entrances South East Corner North West Corner
  • 23. Caledonia StationLocal Context: Demand
  • 24. Caledonia StationLocal Context: Land UseLegendCommercial use:Residential use:
  • 25. Caledonia StationPlan View
  • 26. Caledonia StationProfile View
  • 27. Dufferin StationLocal Context: Demand Population Density within a 10 minute walk to Dufferin Station
  • 28. Dufferin StationLocal Context: Land Use
  • 29. Dufferin StationSection through Platform
  • 30. Dufferin StationPlan View
  • 31. Dufferin StationPreliminary Station Concept
  • 32. Dufferin StationPrimary Entrance South East Corner
  • 33. Dufferin StationSecondary Entrance North West Corner
  • 34. Dufferin StationUtility Buildings South West Corner
  • 35. Oakwood StationLocal Context: Demand
  • 36. Oakwood StationLocal Context: Land Use
  • 37. Oakwood StationProfile View
  • 38. Oakwood StationPlan View
  • 39. Oakwood StationPreliminary Station Concept
  • 40. Oakwood StationStreet View North Side South Side
  • 41. Traction Power Substation  Traction power substations (TPSS) provide system power to light rail vehicles  For underground stations TPSS are integrated with stations buildings  They are planned with an average spacing of 1.5 km along surface sections and 2 km along underground sections  Integrated with adjacent landscape  Final locations still to be determined • Keele • Don Mills • Dufferin • Wynford • Bathurst • Jonesville • Yonge • Warden • Bayview
  • 42. Contact Us  Community Office: 1848 Eglinton Ave W.  416-782-8118  crosstown@metrolinx.com  http://thecrosstown.ca
  • 43. www.metrolinx.com Thank you