Conversion the Scarborough RT to an LRT Not a Dead Issue according to reports

The possibility of converting the Scarborough RT to true LRT when its current fleet reaches the end of its life, instead of conversion to ICTS Mark-II, is still being considered by the TTC.

In the supplementary agendafor the October 23 TTC meeting, the status update on Transit City includes a section on the planned upgrading and extensions of the Scarborough RT. The following paragraph appears in the document:

The project team is currently re-visiting the option of converting the Scarborough RT from its current vehicle technology to light rail technology, when the current fleet of vehicles reaches the end of its service life.

Read more at the Toronto LRT Information Site


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  1. Where the rapid-transit lines are really needed it york region. It is quite difficult to get downtown without using the car for at least part of my journey. That is why I can’t wait for the subway extensions and other rapid transit enhancements including transit-only lanes to be right outside my house. I also happen to work for the company responsible for planning, designing and building these projects. Our chief communications officer just started a new blog and wants to hear what people have to say. There’s also a poll about the subway extension – check it out and vote –

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