The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown is one of the largest transit expansion projects in North America today — and it’s happening right here in Toronto as shown in this video:
Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project is funded by the Province of Ontario through Metrolinx.
The commuting benefits of Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line include:
- Rapid transit across the Eglinton corridor, linking subway lines and replacing the Scarborough RT (Rapid Transit line)
- 25km line will run underground from Jane/Black Creek Drive to Kennedy Station,
- then on a structure partially elevated and completely separated from traffic between Kennedy Station and Scarborough City Centre
- “Give commuters a new east-to-west link across Toronto and will easily connect them to subways, buses and the GO Transit network“
- Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line will include up to 26 stations and is expected to be in service in 2020
- Providing one seamless trip across the City from Black Creek Drive to Scarborough City Centre with no need for a transfer
- Crosstown will move people across town 60 per cent faster than the bus service on the Eglinton corridor today
- Reducing travel times
Also, green benefits of the Crosstown include:
- By replacing buses with rapid underground transit, the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown will help ease gridlock
- Reducing air pollution
Furthermore, the economic benefits of the Crosstown are:
- Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown construction is expected to help create tens of thousands of jobs
- Crosstown “line is creating construction jobs today“
- Ontario is investing $8.2 billion to build the new Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line
Construction Underway On Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown
November 9, 2011
McGuinty Government Creating Thousands Of Jobs, Improving Public Transit
Construction on the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line is officially underway and is expected to reduce travel times and help create tens of thousands of jobs.
The new line will help keep the city moving by running about 25 kilometres mostly underground along Eglinton Avenue from Black Creek Drive to Kennedy Station. It will be partially elevated between Kennedy Station and Scarborough City Centre.
The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line will include up to 26 stations and is expected to be in service in 2020.
Ontario is working to grow the economy of the future by creating good jobs for families in the face of global economic uncertainty.
Building better public transit is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families while securing Ontario’s future in the new global economy.
“We’re investing in projects that create jobs and strengthen our economy. The new line is creating construction jobs today and will get people where they need to be with faster, reliable public transit when it’s finished.”
– Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario
“The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Line will be a critical part of Toronto’s new rapid transit backbone. It will help reduce gridlock by letting people move from home to work, to shopping and back to their families faster than travelling on surface roads.”
– Rob Ford
Mayor of the City of Toronto
“The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project will give commuters a new east-to-west link across Toronto and will easily connect them to subways, buses and the GO Transit network.”
– Bob Chiarelli
Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure
“This new line is going to make life easier for families in our community. It means faster service to get people to their jobs, to school or back home to their families at the end of the day.”
– Laura Albanese
MPP York-South Weston
“The Crosstown is a priority project in our regional transportation plan, The Big Move, and we are pleased to be moving this project forward. This service will provide an important east-to-west connection across the city that will support future growth, improve mobility and enhance the economic, social and environmental well being in Toronto.”
– Bruce McCuaig
President and CEO, Metrolinx
- Ontario, through Metrolinx, a provincial Crown agency, will be responsible for building the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project.
- The Province is investing $8.2 billion to build the new line.
- Get more information about the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project.
- Find out more about Metrolinx.
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