Mississauga-Brampton-Toronto-Durham Express LRT

Nov. 27, 2018

"GO is limited to running along existing heavy rail corridors (at least in the GTA anyways) - One exception is they are looking into rerouting GO to connect directly with Pearson Airport, but that will be a major challenge - Extending a subway into Markham and Mississauga makes sense due to their close proximity to Toronto and the population densities involved – Extending a subway line into Durham is not practical for those very same reasons (in Durham's case; subways are too costly for the distances and sparsely populated areas involved) – LRTs on the other hand are less costly and can run along existing arterial roadways – See my proposal for an express LRT connecting Toronto with Mississauga, Brampton, and Durham at http://www.torontotransitblog.com/426314162"

Phil Prentice to Jason Goodburn-Moffitt on Facebook - Nov 27'18
Nov. 27, 2018

"My idea is that this "MBTD Express LRT" would have closed spacing and provide local service within Mississauga, Brampton, and the major centres in Durham, and become an express line within Toronto and the more sparsely populated areas in Durham - Within Toronto; the line would run along Dixon Road and Lawrence Avenue - It would only stop and interconnect with Pearson Airport, other major transit lines such as GO, subways, BRTs, and other LRT lines
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Phil Prentice to Jason Goodburn-Moffitt on Facebook - Nov 27'18
Apr. 11, 2017

"I'm all for an LRT connecting Durham Region and the City of Toronto, but I don't see it happening in our lifetime - My proposal is for an express LRT running primarily along Lawrence Avenue and then Highway #2 - It would also connect Durham with Brampton, Mississauga, and Pearson Airport - I call it an express LRT because, within the GTA, it would only stop at key interchanges with other rapid transit lines such as GO, subways, and other LRT lines - I have done calculations showing that (depending on the number of grade separations and the rolling stock used) the time to travel the express portions of the route can be as much half the time or less of a standard LRT such as the Eglinton LRT - The Express LRT would have more frequent stops in the major centres in Durham, in Brampton, and in Mississauga; but once it gets to the City of Toronto, the stops would be limited, thus providing a rapid east-west line across the centre of the city"

Phil Prentice - April 11'17
Aug. 28, 2016

"The number of stops along a corridor, and the resulting distances between them, presents a trade-off between the ease of local access and faster journey times"

Metrolinx
Aug. 27, 2016

My thinking is that the Express LRTs would do double duty as a more local service with more frequent stops in Mississauga, Brampton, and Durham Region; and then tear across the city at higher speeds making connection with the other rapid transit lines across the City of Toronto