On the move in Emery

Great transit is just around the corner

By Sean Delaney

The Emery Village Voice will now publish ongoing information for our readers to keep up to date on a very exciting Finch West LRT project.

Let me know if you have any questions that you would like me to direct to our friends at Metrolinx and I will do my best to get you answers. Contact me by email at: sean@emeryvillagevoice.ca

Here we go.

Q: When will we be able to travel on the new Finch West LRT?

A: In Spring of 2023.

Q: Where will the Finch West LRT travel?

A: The LRT will run along Finch Avenue connecting Humber College to the new Finch West station. That’s 11 km of rapid new transit.

Q: Who will operate the Finch West LRT once complete?

A:The TTC will operate the Finch West LRT.

Q: Will Finch Avenue have any changes after the LRT is built?

A: Finch Avenue will have bicycle lanes on both sides of the street, with enough room for Light Rail vehicles, cars and cyclists to safely share the road together.

Q: Where will the LRT run?

A: The LRT will run in a dedicated lane in the centre of Finch Avenue West.

Q: How frequently will the LRT run?

A: The LRT is expected to run every five minutes during rush hour and seven to 10 minutes outside of rush hour.

Q: How many people will the Finch West LRT carry per day?

A: The LRT is expected to carry 46,000 people per day.

Q: How many stops will the LRT have?

A: The Finch West LRT will have 18 stops across Etobicoke and North York.

Q: Will the Finch West LRT connect to other transit services?

A: It will have multiple transit connections including the TTC, GO Transit, Mississauga’s MiWay, York’s VivaNext, and Brampton’s Züm services.