The Existing Scarborough RT Was A Mistake!!!
"Cost of rapid transit between Kennedy Station and Scarborough CentrePhil Prentice - Apr 16'17
- Dedicated (Streetcar) LRT Line - $85 million
- Subway - $213 million
- Scarborough (ICTS) RT
- Initial cost - $103 million
- Changes and cost overruns - $93 million
- Cost at time of opening (1985) - $196 million
- Additional changes and issues after opening - $27 million
- Final cost - $223 million
The Scarborough RT ended up costing $10 million more than it would have cost to build a subway in the first place
SOURCE: Transit Toronto - http://transit.toronto.on.ca/subway/5107.shtml"
"It was originally going to be a streetcar line - The only reason the RT was built was to showcase the UTDC's new technology back in the early 80's - Selling the new ICTS system was going to be difficult for a province with a city the size of Toronto that didn't show enough faith to use their own technology - So; after correcting problems and spending $223 million (more than cost as a subway extension would have cost), Scarborough got the RT; an inferior line that has cost riders almost $1 billion in lost time over the past 30 years - Politics at it's finest!"Phil Prentice
"Yes; it got you from point A to point B, but my guess is that you were really trying to get to point C"Phil Prentice