FACTS ABOUT SMART TRACK
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More than 90% of SmartTrack would run along corridors that are already in public hands, so it will not displace any existing roadways.
- According to the University of Toronto report commissioned by the city SmartTrack could carry 315,000 riders per day by 2013, with service at five minute intervals and TTC fares. That is more than the entire GO network today.
- SmartTrack will connect northwest Etobicoke and northeast Scarborough to downtown and the job hubs in the outskirts of our city.
- SmartTrack will slash commute times for suburban passengers. Estimates indicate that riders can expect a less than 30-minute commute from Kennedy subway to Union Station. Today, that same commute takes approximately 40 minutes on the current subway network.
- SmartTrack will use clean and fast electric multiple unit vehicles (EMUs) – not diesel locomotives. Better for riders, better for the environment.
- SmartTrack will be a regional transportation system, delivered by Metrolinx.
- SmartTrack will strategically link economic clusters throughout the GTA, including the Markham Employment Cluster in the east, the downtown core and (via the Crosstown LRT) the Airport Centre Employment Cluster in the west. More importantly, though, it will connect people to jobs.
DID YOU KNOW…?
Approximately 90% of SmartTrack would run along corridors that are already in public hands, so it will not displace any existing roadways.MORE SMARTFACTS ›