Opinion / Commentary - Metrolinx

Dec. 2, 2018

"Yes!!! ..... This will prove once and for all that the cancellation of the Lawrence East subway station in favour of a Lawrence East SmartTrack station was a political ploy to help John Tory justify his misguided plan for SmartTrack

I am not totally opposed to SmartTrack; some of the stations will make a valuable contribution to the overall regional transit network; but, for the most part, Metrolinx was on the right track with GO RER long before John Tory came along

My issue with Lawrence East is that a subway stop on the new Scarborough Subway Extension will better serve more riders than a GO station on what is one of the busiest bus routes in the city

If a SmartTrack station is absolutely necessary to his plan; then let him provide both"

Phil Prentice on Facebook - Dec 1'18
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