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SmartTrack: Eglinton Avenue West
Corridor Feasibility Review
Coordinated Transit Consultation Program
Public Information C...
Overview of Presentation
1. Coordination of rapid transit studies
2. Relief Line Project Assessment
3. Scarborough Subway ...
Why are we here?
• We are seeking your opinions and comments on the work
currently underway.
• What we hear will be used t...
How is Network Transit Planning
Coordinated?• Metrolinx, the City and TTC are all working together
• Four major transit in...
Public Engagement for Transit Planning
Initiatives
5
Updated Transportation Model
An updated transportation model will help us understand how
each project is related.
Key feat...
Timing
7
Current • Public consultation in June, 2015 on all projects
Mid/late
Summer
• Further analysis and assessment of ...
Relief Line
Project Assessment
8
Relief Line Study Area
9
Evaluation Results of Potential Station
Locations • 45 potential station
locations were
identified and
evaluated
‒ In Down...
Consultation
Relief Line
Consultations are focused on:
1. Draft evaluation results for
potential station options
2. Potent...
Scarborough Subway
Extension Project
Assessment
12
Note - All station location and alignment
options being considered are located within
the study area. Residents across Sca...
Scarborough Subway Extension Current Work
• Nine potential
corridors have been
assessed
– Preliminary evaluation
has ident...
Consultation
Scarborough Subway Extension
Looking for public feedback on:
• Existing conditions
• Short listed corridors
•...
GO Regional Express
Rail
/ SmartTrack
16
GO Regional Express Rail (RER)
Over the next ten years, Metrolinx will introduce RER including 15-
minute, two-way, all-da...
GO RER and SmartTrack
• SmartTrack builds on RER and the existing GO network
– Proposes enhanced service on three existing...
19
The SmartTrack concept
builds on RER
SmartTrack Train Technology
20
Zurich S-Bahn
Source: http://www.stadlerrail.com/media/uploads/factsheets/KISS_DOSBBRE0810e...
Objectives
21
• In February, 2015, City Council
directed staff to review the
feasibility of SmartTrack
options between Mt....
Feasibility Review
• This feasibility review is only to determine if it is
possible to extend heavy rail to the Mississaug...
Potential Corridors and Conceptual
Alignments
23
Three corridor options will be tested for feasibility: 
1. A continuous h...
Potential Corridors and Conceptual
Alignments
24
1. A continuous heavy rail spur connection from the Kitchener GO
corridor...
Potential Corridors and Conceptual
Alignments
25
2. A separate heavy rail corridor along Eglinton Avenue West with a
trans...
Potential Corridors and Conceptual
Alignments
26
3. A continuous heavy rail spur connection diverging from the existing GO...
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Eglinton
27
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Eglinton
28
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Eglinton
29
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Airport
30
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Airport
31
Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection -
Airport
32
Potential Corridors: Separate Service - Eglinton
33
Base Reference Case – Eglinton LRT
34
Approach to Analysis
The feasibility of each alignment will be evaluated
from the following perspectives:
– Technical (i.e...
Feasibility Questions
Technical Analysis:
•How could the alignments be constructed?
•Could they connect to other existing ...
Feasibility Questions
Regulatory and Legislative:
•What regulatory requirements would apply to the development and
operati...
Communications & Outreach
The City and TTC are committed to engaging the public in
a way that is transparent, collaborativ...
Timing
Eglinton West Corridor
39
Current • Identify conceptual alignments
• Develop broad screening criteria
• Public Cons...
Questions
40
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SmartTrack Presentation - June, 2015

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SmartTrack Presentation - June, 2015

  1. 1. SmartTrack: Eglinton Avenue West Corridor Feasibility Review Coordinated Transit Consultation Program Public Information Centre June 13-25, 2015 Transportation Planning Section | City Planning Division
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation 1. Coordination of rapid transit studies 2. Relief Line Project Assessment 3. Scarborough Subway Extension Project Assessment 4. GO RER/SmartTrack Background 5. SmartTrack: Eglinton Avenue West Corridor Feasibility Review 2
  3. 3. Why are we here? • We are seeking your opinions and comments on the work currently underway. • What we hear will be used to inform our work going forward. • Sharing your thoughts is very important in order for the needs of the community to be reflected in the final review. • The best results will come by more people participating in and contributing to the conversation. We need your input. 3
  4. 4. How is Network Transit Planning Coordinated?• Metrolinx, the City and TTC are all working together • Four major transit initiatives are interrelated • Other projects planned or under construction: • Major projects are all interrelated and have a significant impact on the overall transit network – Connections between future projects and connections with existing lines will form the foundation of an improved network • We are currently in the process of undertaking the integrated assessment of these projects through detailed ridership modelling – Work on each project will inform the other analysis 4 ­ GO Regional Express Rail (RER) ­ SmartTrack concept ­ Scarborough Subway Extension ­ Relief Line ­ Finch West LRT ­ Sheppard East LRT ­ Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension ­ Eglinton Crosstown LRT
  5. 5. Public Engagement for Transit Planning Initiatives 5
  6. 6. Updated Transportation Model An updated transportation model will help us understand how each project is related. Key features of the GTAModel V4.0 model system include: •Covers the entire GTHA using 2011 TTS for the base data •The model explicitly represents individuals and households •The model considers how a person’s trips fit together instead of considering each trip in individually •Trips are modelled for entire 24-hour week-day time period (using five time periods) •The transit assignment model considers crowding on the system and fares of different paths Critical timelines for modelling work: June 2015 – Draft results of transportation modelling – Report on employment land use modelling July 2015 – Report on transportation modelling results 6
  7. 7. Timing 7 Current • Public consultation in June, 2015 on all projects Mid/late Summer • Further analysis and assessment of options for each project • Public consultation on project recommendations in September, 2015 Fall • Report to Council October/November, 2015 on results and public consultations and recommendations for next steps on each project Future Work • Issue Notice of Commencement for Final Project Review in 2016
  8. 8. Relief Line Project Assessment 8
  9. 9. Relief Line Study Area 9
  10. 10. Evaluation Results of Potential Station Locations • 45 potential station locations were identified and evaluated ‒ In Downtown ‒ Connection to the Danforth Subway ‒ Key activity areas, east and west of the Don River • Preliminary evaluation has identified those that best achieve objectives for the project and the communities 10
  11. 11. Consultation Relief Line Consultations are focused on: 1. Draft evaluation results for potential station options 2. Potential corridors and their stations Corridor A Broadview to Queen/Richmond Corridor B Pape to Queen/Richmond Corridor C Broadview to King/Wellington Corridor D Pape to King/Wellington • Four potential corridors have been identified for further, more detailed consideration • These corridors have the highest potential to address the results of the station evaluation, the full range of project objectives and city- building criteria • The potential corridors and their stations will be further evaluated to identify a preferred corridor 11
  12. 12. Scarborough Subway Extension Project Assessment 12
  13. 13. Note - All station location and alignment options being considered are located within the study area. Residents across Scarborough and the entire City of Toronto will benefit from transit and transportation network improvements created by the Scarborough Subway Extension Study Area Scarborough Subway Extension 13
  14. 14. Scarborough Subway Extension Current Work • Nine potential corridors have been assessed – Preliminary evaluation has identified three best performing • Consultation to-date: – Two public meetings – Stakeholder Advisory Group – Interactive workshop – Online consultation 14
  15. 15. Consultation Scarborough Subway Extension Looking for public feedback on: • Existing conditions • Short listed corridors • Preliminary evaluation of corridors • Potential alignments and station locations 15
  16. 16. GO Regional Express Rail / SmartTrack 16
  17. 17. GO Regional Express Rail (RER) Over the next ten years, Metrolinx will introduce RER including 15- minute, two-way, all-day transit service on most of the seven GO lines (and significant service improvements on the other lines). Across the system, this will mean: • Electrification of several corridors that will reduce travel times by up to 20% and reduce operating costs • Four times the number of train trips outside of rush hour and on weekends • Twice the number of trips during rush hour • Benefits for all 19 existing GO stations in Toronto and the potential for new stations • Infrastructure requirements of 150 kilometres of new, dedicated GO track and dozens of new tunnels and bridges 17
  18. 18. GO RER and SmartTrack • SmartTrack builds on RER and the existing GO network – Proposes enhanced service on three existing corridors – Stouffville, Lakeshore East, Kitchener – Proposes a heavy rail corridor connecting Mount Dennis to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre • SmartTrack concept features – Service frequency of 15 minutes or better – All stop service in both directions – TTC fare option – Additional stations along the three existing GO corridors – Electrified trains • City Council has directed staff to further evaluate the SmartTrack concept and report back – This includes the Eglinton West Feasibility Review 18
  19. 19. 19 The SmartTrack concept builds on RER
  20. 20. SmartTrack Train Technology 20 Zurich S-Bahn Source: http://www.stadlerrail.com/media/uploads/factsheets/KISS_DOSBBRE0810e.pdf Diesel Locomotive Hauled Train Electric Multiple Unit Train Electric Multiple Unit trains accelerate faster and can be split into smaller train sets depending on demand. SmartTrack will use the same trains as GO Transit.
  21. 21. Objectives 21 • In February, 2015, City Council directed staff to review the feasibility of SmartTrack options between Mt. Dennis Station and the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre • The first step is a high-level feasibility review of various options to connect Mount Dennis station to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre.
  22. 22. Feasibility Review • This feasibility review is only to determine if it is possible to extend heavy rail to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre • Feasible solutions will require more thorough study and comprehensive engagement with the community and local councillors • City Council will give direction to staff on next steps in the fall 22
  23. 23. Potential Corridors and Conceptual Alignments 23 Three corridor options will be tested for feasibility:  1. A continuous heavy rail spur connection from the Kitchener GO corridor connection by way of Eglinton Avenue West 2. A separate heavy rail corridor along Eglinton Avenue West with a transfer at Mt Dennis 3. A continuous heavy rail spur connection diverging from the existing GO corridor somewhere in the vicinity of Highway 27 into the airport and south to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre The approved Environmental Assessment for the western portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will be taken as the base reference case against which other options are evaluated. The LRT plan included potential future access to Pearson Airport.
  24. 24. Potential Corridors and Conceptual Alignments 24 1. A continuous heavy rail spur connection from the Kitchener GO corridor connection by way of Eglinton Avenue West
  25. 25. Potential Corridors and Conceptual Alignments 25 2. A separate heavy rail corridor along Eglinton Avenue West with a transfer at Mt Dennis
  26. 26. Potential Corridors and Conceptual Alignments 26 3. A continuous heavy rail spur connection diverging from the existing GO corridor somewhere in the vicinity of Highway 27 into the airport and south to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre
  27. 27. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Eglinton 27
  28. 28. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Eglinton 28
  29. 29. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Eglinton 29
  30. 30. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Airport 30
  31. 31. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Airport 31
  32. 32. Potential Corridors: Continuous Connection - Airport 32
  33. 33. Potential Corridors: Separate Service - Eglinton 33
  34. 34. Base Reference Case – Eglinton LRT 34
  35. 35. Approach to Analysis The feasibility of each alignment will be evaluated from the following perspectives: – Technical (i.e. design and engineering) – Service concept (i.e. ability to integrate with other transit services) – Financial – Regulatory and legislative – Land use 35
  36. 36. Feasibility Questions Technical Analysis: •How could the alignments be constructed? •Could they connect to other existing and planned transit lines? •What would the operational constraints be? Service Concept Analysis: •What additional infrastructure would be required for SmartTrack to operate on the alignments? •What would be the implication for other services (GO, VIA, UP Express) if additional infrastructure is not added? Financial Analysis: •What are the estimated costs for constructing, maintaining and operating each of the alignments? 36
  37. 37. Feasibility Questions Regulatory and Legislative: •What regulatory requirements would apply to the development and operation of the corridor? •What federal and provincial approvals would be required to construct the alignments? Land-use Analysis: •Would the alignments be compatible with surrounding land uses? •What is the development potential around potential stations? •What impacts could there be on sensitive features? •Is heavy rail appropriate for serving the anticipated ridership considering the surrounding land uses? 37
  38. 38. Communications & Outreach The City and TTC are committed to engaging the public in a way that is transparent, collaborative, inclusive and authentic. The City Planning Division is leading the consultations. •Communications activities: – Website – Social media •Consultation and feedback: – Outreach to key community and stakeholder groups as appropriate – Consultation with City of Mississauga – Traditional public meetings in the review area and across Toronto – Online consultation 38
  39. 39. Timing Eglinton West Corridor 39 Current • Identify conceptual alignments • Develop broad screening criteria • Public Consultation in June, 2015 Mid/late Summer • Evaluate feasibility of conceptual alignments • Rank draft short list of feasible conceptual alignments • Consultation with City of Mississauga • Public Consultation in September, 2015 Fall • Report to Council on feasible conceptual alignments with recommended option at the same time as reporting on SmartTrack/RER – November, 2015 Future Work (if required) • Final project review (Transit Project Assessment Process) in 2016
  40. 40. Questions 40

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