Proposed Midland Subway/RT Railyards

Mar. 21, 2016

Hi All - Any rapid transit proposal will require new railyards and maintenance facilities - Attached is a file with a sketch with proposed railyards and facilities for my proposed transit network for Scarborough and the surrounding region – I have selected the Midland Avenue corridor for the railyards as most of the land is existing low-density industrial and much of the land is already used for rapid transit (Existing Scarborough RT and Go Train Lines)

If you haven't already; you can see the second DRAFT of my proposal for the future of rapid transit for Scarborough at www.SmarterTracks.com, and my ideas and thoughts behind the development of my plans at www.TorontoTransitBlog.com – Feel free to visit, comment and contribute - Following is a legend to go with the attached draft plan – If there is anyone that would like to assist me by doing up a more professional version; I am looking for volunteers


LEGEND

Subway Lines – Red
- Subway Railyards
- Surface – Orange
- Tunnels – Purple

LRT Lines – Hot Pink
- LRT Railyards – Light pink

HCERT(High-capacity Elevated Rapid Transit)/Monorail Lines - Blue
- HCERT Railyards – Light blue


NOTES:

Plan B

I do have a Plan B calling for the railyards and maintenance facilities to be located adjacent to my proposed high-capacity parking node at McCowan and Sheppard, but; this major intersection would be best suited for the parking node alone and the rest of the area set aside for future high-density development


Centennial College-Scarborough Town Centre Shuttle

My SmarterTracks plan calls for a shuttle along Progress Avenue between Centennial College and Scarborough Centre – This shuttle could be connected directly with Scarborough Town Centre and (as the distance is going to be significant) the shuttle could also serve as barrier-free transportation between the mall and the new Scarborough Centre Subway Station {Kids you’re going to have to give up your seats at Scarborough Centre] – The shuttle could eventually be extended west to connect with the GO Train station at Kennedy and Ellesmere [50 years from now, maybe?] – Save the space!!!

P.S. - No need for SmartTrack (The electrified GO Train will do the job until the subway is extended up to Markham and north to 16th Avenue) - A Pickering/Ajax-Scarborough HCERT would be a SmartTrack

P.S.S. – Agreed; we’re looking at least 50 years out now!! - How far out is the city thinking!!!

Mar. 21, 2016

NOTE: The above was sent with the following message on Mar 20’16:

"Hi All - Further to my previous messages; any rapid transit proposal will require new railyards and maintenance facilities - Attached is a file with proposed railyards and facilities for my proposed transit network for Scarborough and the surrounding region – I have selected the Midland Avenue corridor for the railyards as most of the land is existing low-density industrial and much of the land is already used for rapid transit (Existing Scarborough RT and Go Train Lines)

If you haven't already; you can see the second DRAFT of my proposal for the future of rapid transit for Scarborough at www.SmarterTracks.com, and my ideas and thoughts behind the development of my plans at www.TorontoTransitBlog.com – Feel free to visit, comment and contribute - Following is a legend to go with the attached draft plan – My daughter doesn’t know it yet, but; I am going to be asking her to do up a more professional version (or teach me how to use Illustrator) – If there is anyone that would like to assist me with this project; I am looking for volunteers?"


LEGEND

Subway Lines – Red
- Subway Railyards
o Surface – Orange
o Tunnels – Purple

LRT Lines – Hot Pink
- LRT Railyards – Light pink

HCERT(High-capacity Elevated Rapid Transit)/Monorail Lines - Blue
- HCERT Railyards – Light blue


NOTES:

Plan B

I do have a Plan B calling for the railyards and maintenance facilities to be located adjacent to my proposed high-capacity parking node at McCowan and Sheppard, but; this major intersection would be best suited for the parking node alone and the rest of the area set aside for future high-density development


Centennial College-Scarborough Town Centre Shuttle

My SmarterTracks plan calls for a shuttle along Progress Avenue between Centennial College and Scarborough Centre – This shuttle could be connected directly with Scarborough Town Centre and (as the distance is going to be significant) the shuttle could also serve as barrier-free transportation between the mall and the new Scarborough Centre Subway Station {Kids you’re going to have to give up your seats at Scarborough Centre] – The shuttle could eventually be extended west to connect with the GO Train station at Kennedy and Ellesmere [50 years from now, maybe?] – Save the space!!!


P.S. - No need for SmartTrack (The electrified GO Train will do the job until the subway is extended up to Markham and north to 16th Avenue) - A Pickering/Ajax-Scarborough HCERT would be a SmarrtTrack

P.S.S. – Agreed; we’re looking at least 50 years out now!! - How far out is the city thinking!!!"


NOTE: The above was sent to the following on Mar 20’16:

Kelli Korducki <kellikorducki@torontoist.com>,
Tess Kalinowski <tkalinowski@thestar.ca>,
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Toronto Transit Commission <media@ttc.ca>,
Maureen Adamson <maureen@madamsonassociates.com>,
andrea.crockford@metrolinx.com,
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Norm Kelly <councillor_kelly@toronto.ca>,
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