Nov. 18, 2018

Why do we need the relief Line North

The aim of the Relief Line North project assessment is to:

Relieve congestion
Line 1 currently operates over capacity during peak travel times. A continuation of Relief Line South, travelling north – from Pape Station – will provide more capacity and reduce overcrowding, helping  to improve the performance of the entire regional transportation network.

Improve experience, health and environment
Rapid transit options reduce per trip greenhouse gas emissions, provide an alternative to car use, and are a more active form of transportation helping to protect our environment and our health.

Connect people and places
Relief Line North will provide improved transit access for more communities not yet served by rapid transit, helping to create connected places and better connect people with urban centres, employment nodes and regional destinations.

Grow with the Region
By 2041, the GTHA, which had a population of nearly 7 million in 2016, is expected to grow to over 10 million people and 4.8 million jobs.