Relief Line [DRL (Downtown Relief Line)]
The City of Toronto, TTC and Metrolinx are planning the Relief Line to relieve crowding on Line 1 Yonge-University and provide more travel options to transit riders throughout Toronto - The Relief Line is being studied in two parts: Relief Line North and Relief Line South - Learn more and get involved - © 2018 City of Toronto and TTC
"Jeff and Yared are exactly right; the Relief Line will do nothing for the Yonge Line north of Bloor; but we do have to start somewhere - The fact is; the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will increase congestion and the number of riders using Line 1 north of Bloor - The city is well aware of this; that is why John Tory is pressing so hard for the Relief Line - It is the first step towards real relief for Line 1"Phil Prentice - May 25'17
"I agree that the "relief" benefits will be limited unless and until the line extends north at least to Eglinton, ideally to Sheppard. But it will take some strain off of Bloor-Yonge station and the stations south of it on the Yonge line by diverting a large percentage of westbound riders on the Danforth line. This includes many riders from Scarborough who either bus south to Kennedy, Warden or Victoria Park stations, or ride the SRT to Kennedy and then line 2 into downtown."Yared Mehzenta on Facebook - May 25'17
" It doesn't. For now it relieves Bloor Station (and to a lesser extent St. George), and Line 1 south of Bloor by providing Line 2 east passengers to another option to get downtown. This is by far a bigger priority than north capacity.Jeff Ranson on Facebook - May 25'17
Phase 2 is an extension north toward Don Mills, which should pull some off Line 1 north of Bloor. Phase 3 would presumably be a western leg to Dundas West or Keele that would further reduce transfer congestion at Bloor and St George.
Over capacity of the Northern part of Line 1 and the extension of Line 1 into Vaughan/Markham is a whole other issue."