Tracking the Eglinton LRT: Victoria Park Avenue to Kennedy Road

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Victoria Park Avenue to Kennedy Road

Construction Works at Kennedy Station and Eastern Surface Section (Ionview, Birchmount, Golden Mile, Hakimi-Lebovic, Pharmacy, and O’Connor Stops)

  • Kennedy Station Updates 
    • Crews will relocate and upgrade existing overhead hydro utilities between the West Service Roads to the East Service Roads of Eglinton Ave East in preparation for construction of the Kennedy Portal and the Kennedy LRT Station beginning Monday, August 14, 2017.
    • Existing overhead and underground hydro lines will be relocated from the south side of Eglinton Avenue East (South West Service Rd) to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East (North West Service Rd). Poles, switches, and transformers on the South East Eglinton Service Road will also be replaced.
    • No work will be performed on the surface of the Eglinton Bridge east of Kennedy Road. Read construction notice.

  • Current Works
    • Rogers & Cogeco continue relocation of existing telecommunication lines along Eglinton Avenue East, between Birchmount Road and Treverton Drive (off of Kennedy Road). Read the re-issued construction notice.
    • Enbridge continue to relocate a gas line on Eglinton Avenue East (between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue) and on Kennedy Road (between Treverton Drive and Eglinton Avenue East) at the end of June. Read the construction notice.
    • Hydro relocation continues between Birchmount Road and Kennedy Station along Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Current Works at Surface Section
Read more about current and upcoming works in the Pharmacy to Kennedy Construction Liaison Committee Meeting.
6 Features of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT 

The Eglinton Crosstown is one of the first priority projects to be built as part of The Big Move(regional transportation plan). Here are six features of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT).

The speed of service is determined by the spacing of the stops and the speed limits of surrounding traffic, and the Crosstown vehicle will average 28 kilometers/hour.
The Crosstown will carry passengers in dedicated right-of-way transit lanes separate from regular traffic, as well as priority signaling at intersections. These two components ensure that the Crosstown is reliable and that travel times are more certain.

The Crosstown will have up to 25 stations and stops (underground and surface respectively). It will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines.

High Capacity
The projected ridership of the Crosstown is 5,500 passengers per hour in the peak direction by 2031. The capacity of an LRT is 15,000 passengers per hour, per direction. LRT cars can be removed or added easily, thus providing the flexibility to accommodate ridership demands.
The Crosstown vehicles will have multiple entrances and low floors to ensure fast and accessible boarding. In addition, each vehicle will use the PRESTO proof-of-payment system.

Proven Technology
LRT is a proven technology that is used around the world, including cold places such as Edmonton, Calgary and Minneapolis.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.
For more information about Kennedy Station, please contact:
East Community Office
660 Eglinton Avenue East (Sunnybrook Plaza)
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