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SmartTrack Western Corridor Feasibility Review
GO Expansion / SmartTrack
Together, Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have
identified a range of options for integrated service
including:
–	Options...
Method for Integrating
GO RER and SmartTrack
Related
Work
Integrated
Options
•	New station locations – need to determine
t...
•	Increased frequencies, above the committed GO RER program
in the peak and off-peak
	 –	 4-6 minute frequency in the peak...
•	Funded and committed GO RER frequencies in the peak
and off-peak
	 –	 5 to 10 minute peak service
	 –	 15 minute off-pea...
•	All options provide significant new opportunities to access rail
services within the City of Toronto
•	Ridership levels ...
Study Findings
•	Study considered feasibility of SmartTrack corridor
options connecting Mount Dennis Station and the
Missi...
•	14 stops
•	Surface alignment
•	Link between Mississauga
Transitway and Eglinton
Crosstown
(currently under construction)...
Timing Activity
Early March/
Late March
Toronto City Executive Committee / Toronto City Council
	–	GO RER/SmartTrack plann...
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GO Expansion & SmartTrack

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GO Expansion & SmartTrack

  1. 1. SmartTrack Western Corridor Feasibility Review GO Expansion / SmartTrack
  2. 2. Together, Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have identified a range of options for integrated service including: – Options for integrating SmartTrack new stations and service with GO RER – Options for LRT on Eglinton West The information presented here reflects joint work GO RER in the City of Toronto Overview Opportunity Statement/ Vision GO RER and SmartTrack Common Objectives • There are 7 GO corridors and 19 GO stations within the City of Toronto • GO RER will bring 15-min or better 2-way service to 5 of these corridors, bringing more transit op- tions for residents and better access to jobs • SmartTrack provides an opportunity to build on the GO RER benefits, primarily through Scarborough, downtown, and in the west end • Metrolinx and the City are working to identify integrated options that: – Leverage planned GO RER investments to deliver new riders and added benefits (e.g. mode shift, time savings) – Are deliverable within available funding GO Rail in the City of Toronto (7 corridors and 19 stations) Opportunity Statement • GO RER is the expansion of GO service, transforming it to be faster and more frequent throughout the day. It is a funded program being delivered by Metrolinx • SmartTrack is an opportunity to integrate transit services within Toronto, enabling GO corridors to provide new transit capacity for trips to, from and within the City of Toronto • To this end, SmartTrack proposes to increase use of the Stouffville and Kitchener lines, with new stations and improved service frequency, and an integrated fare • As a result, integrated options for GO RER and SmartTrack have been developed. Vision Options adding capacity to the GO corridors to continue to serve long-distance commuters, as well as meet more of the transportation needs for people wanting to travel to, from and within the City of Toronto GO RER and SmartTrack share a number of common objectives: • Improving access to rapid transit • Increasing transit ridership • Reducing congestion on existing transit and roads • Better integration of GO rail service with municipal transit • Better integrated GTHA fare structure • Making best possible use of rail corridors • Providing all-day, fast and frequent service (15 minutes or better) • Encouraging transit-oriented development around transit stations • Creating connections between employment centres | Integration ContextGO Expansion/SmartTrack
  3. 3. Method for Integrating GO RER and SmartTrack Related Work Integrated Options • New station locations – need to determine the specific station sites in partnership, informed by the new stations analysis and public consultation • GTHA fare integration strategy – ultimate success of integrating GO RER and SmarTrack relies on developing an integrated fare structure for the region • Union Station capacity – all options require further analysis in terms of Union Station capacity • Funding – additional capital and operating funding beyond current Provincial commitment to GO RER will shape decision-making • Metrolinx and the City are jointly proceeding using the Metrolinx business case framework and incorporating the City’s Feeling Congested framework • A range of integrated options have been developed, working in partnership • Understanding the infrastructure requirements, costs, and impacts to communities | ApproachGO Expansion/SmartTrack The Analysis Covers Two Parts 1. Options to integrate GO RER and SmartTrack on the Stouffville and Kitchener GO Rail corridors 2. Options for LRT on Eglinton West
  4. 4. • Increased frequencies, above the committed GO RER program in the peak and off-peak – 4-6 minute frequency in the peak – 7.5 minute frequency in the off-peak • 5 new stations – Locations to be finalized through GO RER new stations analysis and discussions between Metrolinx and the City – Stations tested include Gerrard, Unilever, Bathurst-Spadina, Liberty Village, St. Clair West • Kitchener and Stouffville through service • 20 minute frequency for each of express service and local service (10 min combined service); Unionville – Union Station – Bramalea – Express service stopping at existing stations only – Local service stopping at existing + new stations • 8 new stations – Locations to be finalized through GO RER new stations analysis and discussions between Metrolinx and the City – Stations tested include St. Clair, Liberty Village, Bathurst-Spadina, Unilever, Gerrard- Carlaw, Ellesmere, Lawrence, and Finch • Kitchener and Stouffville through service Option A Option B | GO Rail/SmartTrack Options for IntegrationGO Expansion/SmartTrack New stations shown are conceptual; recommendations for any new stations will come from through RER new stations analysis and discussions with the City – Eglinton West LRT shown in red GO Expan-
  5. 5. • Funded and committed GO RER frequencies in the peak and off-peak – 5 to 10 minute peak service – 15 minute off-peak service • 7 to 8 new stations – Locations to be finalized through GO RER new stations analysis and discussions between Metrolinx and the City – Stations tested include St. Clair, Liberty Village, Unilever, Gerrard-Carlaw, Ellesmere, Lawrence, and Finch • Kitchener and Stouffville through service • Funded and committed GO RER frequencies in the peak and off-peak – 5 to 10 minute peak service – 15 minute off-peak service • 4 to 5 new stations – Locations to be finalized through GO RER new stations analysis and discussions between Metrolinx and the City – Stations tested include St. Clair, Liberty Village, Unilever, Gerrard-Carlaw • Kitchener and Stouffville through service Option C Option D New stations shown are conceptual; recommendations for any new stations will come from through RER new stations analysis and discussions with the City – Eglinton West LRT shown in red | GO Rail/SmartTrack Options for IntegrationGO Expansion/SmartTrack
  6. 6. • All options provide significant new opportunities to access rail services within the City of Toronto • Ridership levels will be driven by many factors including level of service, fare policy, and integration with local service • Options A and B require significant incremental infrastructure that leads to increased cost and community impacts; capacity challenges at Union Station are also a factor • Option C provides more access within the City of Toronto, slows travel for some long distance trips • Option D provides some increased access within the City of Toronto, but has less negative impact on travel times than Option C • Metrolinx and the City of Toronto will undertake additional analysis of the options • Complete detailed analysis of options • Incorporate public input • Business case analysis, including: – Feasibility analysis and screening ° Infrastructure requirements for each option ° Operational analysis ° Community impact analysis – Strategic analysis assessing options against objectives and understanding impacts to broader GO RER program and the rapid transit network in Toronto – Ridership modelling – Capital cost and operating cost estimates – Economic analysis Results of Preliminary Analysis GO Rail/SmartTrack Integration Next Steps | Early Findings and Next StepsGO Expansion/SmartTrack
  7. 7. Study Findings • Study considered feasibility of SmartTrack corridor options connecting Mount Dennis Station and the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre • Heavy rail would need to be grade-separated from other traffic and pedestrians (tunneled or elevated) • Heavy rail on Eglinton would have significant community impacts – Disruptions to Eglinton Flats and Black Creek – Extensive property takings – Impacts to municipal roads and bridges • New infrastructure/tracks would be needed along Eglinton and Kitchener GO Corridor SmartTrack Western Corridor Feasibility | Eglinton West OptionsGO Expansion/SmartTrack Cost Estimates Heavy Rail – Northern Corridor $2.7 – $4.8 Billion Heavy Rail – Eglinton Corridor $3.7 – $7.7 Billion Light Rail – Eglinton Crosstown Extension $1.3 – $1.4 Billion
  8. 8. • 14 stops • Surface alignment • Link between Mississauga Transitway and Eglinton Crosstown (currently under construction) | Eglinton West OptionsGO Expansion/SmartTrack Eglinton West LRT Options Eglinton West LRT Next Steps EA Approved LRT Option (2010) Business case analysis, including: – Strategic analysis advancing understanding of the effects of stop spacing and grade separation on traveller behaviour, local traffic and travel patterns – Ridership modelling – Community impacts analysis – Capital cost and operating cost estimates – Economic analysis – Feasibility analysis OPTION NUMBER OF STOPS SUGGESTED STOP LOCATIONS DEGREE OF GRADE SEPARATION 1. EA Approved - Designed for Local Access 14 + 3 at Airport At grade 2. Speed and Access Balance 8 +3 at Airport At grade 3. Maximize Speed 3 + 3 at Airport At grade 4. Grade Separated at Intersections 3 + 3 at Airport Grade separated at major arterials 5. Reduced Stops + Highest Speed 3 + 3 at Airport Elevated or underground PEARSON PEARSON PEARSON PEARSON PEARSON RENFORTH GATEW AY RENFORTH GATEW AY RENFORTH GATEW AY RENFORTH GATEW AY KIPLING KIPLING KIPLING KIPLING KIPLING SCARLETT SCARLETT SCARLETT SCARLETT SCARLETT M T. DENNIS M T. DENNIS M T. DENNIS M T. DENNIS M T. DENNIS
  9. 9. Timing Activity Early March/ Late March Toronto City Executive Committee / Toronto City Council – GO RER/SmartTrack planning and technical analysis Late May/ Early June Toronto City Executive Committee / Toronto City Council – GO RER/SmartTrack project definition and implementation considerations June 28 Metrolinx Board – GO RER/SmartTrack Integration, New GO RER stations, recommended fare structure | Next Steps TimelineGO Expansion/SmartTrack

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