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Ontario government denies City of Toronto request for nine Air Rail Link stations

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by Daily Commercial News

A request by Toronto city council to add nine stops to Toronto’s Air Rail Link has been killed by the province’s transportation minister.

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A request by Toronto city council to add nine stops to Toronto’s Air Rail Link has been killed by the province’s transportation minister.

Construction will continue as planned, said transportation and infrastructure minister Bob Chiarelli. When complete, it is estimated that Air Rail Link, connecting Union Station in downtown Toronto to Pearson International Airport, will take 1.2 million car trips off the roads in its first year of operation alone.

He said they are currently on track to complete the project by 2015, in time for the Pan/Parapan American Games to be held in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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City council recently voted 40-2 in favour of the addition of at least nine stop to those already planned by Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

During April 16’s question period at Queen’s Park, Chiarelli said neither the city nor the province can afford the proposal.

Adding nine stops will be “very, very significant —we would not be able to provide timely service, and we would not be ready for the Pan Am Games.”

One of the stops requested by council, at Eglinton Avenue West, would integrate with the Eglinton LRT line. The other stops proposed by the City are Liberty Village, the Junction, Carleton Village, Jane Street, Etobicoke North, Woodbine, Humber and St. Clair Avenue West.

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