Scarborough Rapid Transit (RT) Replacement and Extension
"So build the one-stop subway to service Scarborough Centre; then rip out the SRT and replace it with an LRT if LRTs are so cheap - To do otherwise will mean next to no rapid transit in Scarborough at all for 5 to 10 years straight"
The Scarborough Rapid Transit project involves upgrading and extending the existing Scarborough RT - The current Scarborough RT first opened in 1985, and an upgrade of the system is necessary for it to continue operating
Preliminary work commenced on the replacement and extension of the existing Scarborough RT as per the signed November 2012 Master Agreement - The project is currently on hold based on Toronto City Council’s resolution of July 16, 2013
Provincial funding of $1.48 billion remains available for the replacement of the Scarborough RT line
Re-designing improvements required for Kennedy Station was undertaken as part of the Eglinton Crosstown
In The Big Move, the replacement LRT was also planned to extend to Malvern Town Centre, approximately 1.5 kilometres north of the Sheppard East LRT - This extension is not yet funded and was not part of the scope of LRT work now on hold
UPDATE - This project has since been cancelled and the city is proceeding with a one-stop extension to the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line (Line 2) in its place