Mar. 22, 2016

Proposed Midland Corridor Subway/RT Storage and Maintenance Depot

Hi All - Any rapid transit proposal will require new rail yards and maintenance facilities - Attached is a file with a sketch with proposed rail yards and facilities for my proposed transit network for Scarborough and the surrounding region – I have selected the Midland Avenue corridor for the rail yards as most of the land is existing low-density industrial and much of the land is already used for rapid transit (Existing Scarborough RT and Go Train Lines)

If you haven't already; you can see the second DRAFT of my proposal for the future of rapid transit for Scarborough at www.SmarterTracks.com, and my ideas and thoughts behind the development of my plans at www.TorontoTransitBlog.com – Feel free to visit, comment and contribute - Following is a legend to go with the attached draft plan – If there is anyone that would like to assist me by doing up a more professional version; I am looking for volunteers

 

NOTES:

Plan B

I do have a Plan B calling for the railyards and maintenance facilities to be located adjacent to my proposed high-capacity parking node at McCowan and Sheppard, but; this major intersection would be best suited for the parking node alone and the rest of the area set aside for future high-density development 

 

Centennial College-Scarborough Town Centre Shuttle 

My SmarterTracks plan calls for a shuttle along Progress Avenue between Centennial College and Scarborough Centre – This shuttle could be connected directly with Scarborough Town Centre and (as the distance is going to be significant) the shuttle could also serve as barrier-free transportation between the mall and the new Scarborough Centre Subway Station {Kids you’re going to have to give up your seats at Scarborough Centre] – The shuttle could eventually be extended west to connect with the GO Train station at Kennedy and Ellesmere [50 years from now, maybe?] – Save the space!!!

 

P.S. - No need for SmartTrack (The electrified GO Train will do the job until the subway is extended up to Markham and north to 16th Avenue) - A Pickering/Ajax-Scarborough HCERT would be a SmartTrack 

 

P.S.S. – Agreed; we’re looking at least 50 years out now!! - How far out is the city thinking!!!