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Ontario to build Hurontario-Main LRT:
light rail transit in Brampton, Mississauga

LRThome_logo.pngHurontario - Main LRT.bmpAt a media event today, Tuesday, April 21 at MiWay’s City Centre Terminal, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca announced that Metrolinx is working with the cities of Brampton and Mississauga to build the new Hurontario - Main light rail transit line.

The LRT line extends 23 kilometres (14.3 miles) between Port Credit and downtown Brampton along Hurontario and Main Streets. It also passes through the Mississauga city centre area along two branches. Under the current proposals, it would provide passengers with 26 stations to board or exit from LRT cars and connect them to other rapid transit corridors, including GO Transit’s Lakeshore West, Milton and Kitchener lines, the Mississauga Transitway and Brampton’s Züm network of bus rapid transit lines.

Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, Linda Jeffrey the mayor of Brampton, and Bruce McCuaig, the president and chief executive officer of Metrolinx joined the minister in announcing the government’s commitment of $1.6 billion for the line, as part of its Moving Ontario Forward plan.

Mississauga and Brampton completed the transit project assessment process for this project in 2014. Metroinx would like start construction in 2018 and has targeted 2022 for opening the line. Metrolinx and the two cities expect light rail transit to attract 35 million riders annually by 2031. The government’s support also includes funds to build a maintenance and storage facility for LRT vehicles near Highway 407 and Hurontario Street.

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