Brampton, Mississauga to get new 23-km light-rail line

Another new LRT for Canada!

Using both reserved rights-of-ways and mixed traffic, the Hurontario LRT is a classic 21st century light rail operation.

Brampton, Mississauga to get new 23-km light-rail line

At 26 stops, 23-kilometre line will run from GO stations in Brampton and Mississauga

CBC News Posted: Apr 21, 2015

The Ontario government is putting up $1.6 billion to build a 23-kilometre light-rail line that will connect GO stations in Mississauga and Brampton and “transform Peel region.”

Led by Metrolinx, the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit line will have 26 stops, including three in downtown Mississauga and two in Brampton. The line will run from the Port Credit GO station northAi??to the BramptonAi??GO station.

The lineAi??will also connectAi??to many of the region’s existing transit lines including GO Transit’s Kitchener, Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Brampton ZA?m, and the Mississauga Transitway.

BramptonAi??Mayor Linda Jeffrey said the new line will “transform Peel Region” while Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie called the new line a “game changer.”

Construction on the line is expected to begin in 2018 and completed by 2022.

The executive summary.

hurontario_MP_Executive_Summary (2)

With thanks to Mr. Haveacow!


5 Responses to “Brampton, Mississauga to get new 23-km light-rail line”
  1. Haveacow says:

    According to yesterday’s provincial budget the Eglinton West LRT Extension to Pearson got category 3 funding as well. This means for the project that, it will occur if local and federal money is pledged, probably on a 1/3 each funding model.

  2. Justin Bernard says:

    I work in Mississauga. We’re happy the LRT was finally funded. My main gripe with the LRT is the loop around Mississauga City Centre. I think it’s unnecessary and will serve largely to attract development.
    The plan is for every other LRV to use the loop.
    I think a better idea is to buy some lighter streetcars and run a circulator that connects to the LRT on Hurontario.

  3. eric chris says:

    Thermodynamically, LRT powered from electricity produced at power plants cuts carbon emissions by at least one-half compared to diesel buses burning fuel to waste energy in the hot diesel exhaust. At the end of the day, long trains running on steel rails are much more energy efficient than short diesel buses rolling on tires.

    To optimize the commuting times (walking to the transit stop and travel time on transit) and to eliminate the costly and polluting “feeder diesel buses” if used, I’d say making the stops spaced about every 600 metres is prudent to cut operating costs and carbon emissions. With LRT, you can always add the extra stops easily enough, in any case. This can’t been done with subway and elevated s-train lines.

    Are there guidelines for the spacing of the LRT stations to save money and reduce emissions? Are LRT lines just built to keep capital costs low? How much thought goes into building the lowest cost LRT line based on the net present value of the operating and capital costs (cradle to the grave)? Bono singing about cradle to grave must have had LRT in mind…

  4. Rico says:

    Sure would be nice if our Provincial government here stepped up and chipped in like this….and I don’t want to slam this project because looking at the benifits case it seems like the correct call but…1.6 billion for 2800pphpd in 2031 sure makes a lot of Vancouver projects scream, ‘we have a great business case, fund us.’

  5. Haveacow says:

    The issue really is that its not the peak hour flow that’s important here its how much it moves a day and how many buses both Brampton Transit and MiWay (Mississauga Transit) must use to move them. The system is starting with 2 and later 3 LRV consists. Starting with 5-6 minute frequencies at peak. The route currently uses 60 buses at peak over the length of the corridor not counting Brampton’s Zum BRT Lite system of express buses and MiWay expresses as well. The LRT is going to have a much more efficient system with a great expandable capacity. The LRT line will have between 18-22 trains at peak depending on final scheduling, that’s a big manpower and bus operating cost saving. Downtown Mississauga is booming and has buildings that are taller than anything in Vancouver. When I was visiting Mississauga last year it floored me how much growth had occurred since I had been there last, about 11 years ago.

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