Other GTHA - Brampton

May. 12, 2019

"Lorna McCluskey I don't know if the city researched the other routes properly or not, but I do agree with the Hurontario route with a downtown Brampton tunnel and as many stops as possible - The line could eventually be extended further north - Everyone east and west of the line can easily access it - The Queen Street line would be an obvious choice for a second line - I strongly believe in two lines in a grid so that they can each be extended north and west as need be - The icing on the cake would be a belt line, but Brampton needs to connect with it's neighboring city's first"

Phil Prentice on Facebook - May 13'19
May. 11, 2019

"Does this mean the taxpayer is now on the hook for it?" - The opportunity was lost when the last municipal administration voted against it - Now; the new administration has decided that they do want it; but hell will freeze over before Doug Ford grants one penny to Patrick Brown to finance it"

Phil Prentice in response to Maxinne Ball on Facebook - May 11'19
May. 11, 2019

(From left to right) Options 1, 2 and 3 for Brampton LRT route

Option 1 is the Hurontario-Main LRTroute with dedicated LRT lanes in the centre of the roadway south of Nanwood Drive, shared running LRT/vehicular traffic lanes in the centre of the roadway between Nanwood Drive and Wellington Street, and dedicated LRT in the curb lanes north of Wellington Street into the Brampton GO station.

Option 2 is a one-way loop that travels northbound on Main Street, connects to the Brampton GO station, and travels southbound on George Street and eastbound on Wellington Street West before travelling further southbound on Main Street. This option was discussed as part of the facilitated sessions with Council in the Fall of 2015 and was presented at the October 27, 2015, Council meeting.

Option 3 is divided into three subcategories. Option 3.a is a route to the south of Nanwood Drive and a tunnel from south of Nanwood Drive to the Brampton GO station with one at-grade LRT stop and three underground LRT stops.

Option 3.b is almost identical to Option 3.a except that the underground Nanwood LRT stop is replaced with an LRT stop further south at Elgin Drive, and the two LRT stops in Downtown Brampton are combined into one underground LRT stop, significantly reducing its cost compared to Option 3.a.

Option 3.c is also similar to Option #3.b except the LRT tunnel, diverts from under Main Street to under George Street in Downtown Brampton. This option avoids any potential constraints on Main Street in downtown such as the underground channel if needed.

These cost estimates for the LRTs range from $400 million to $450 million for the street level options and $1 billion to $1.7 billion for the underground tunnel options. These cost estimates are very high as there are several unknowns that may affect these options.

The council has more research planned going forward on what challenges, both financial and geographical, the LRTs will face. A final decision will be made sometime in the future.