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Ford government puts ‘Ontario’ subway line on fast track: Source

April 10, 2019 news

The Doug Ford government will fast track a new downtown relief line with lighter automated trains that will divert an estimated 9,000 people from the overburdened Yonge Street line, the Toronto Sun has learned.

A government source said the “Ontario” line — to be announced Wednesday morning as part of a massive transit plan — will be running by 2027-28, two years sooner than in the city’s own plan.

It will also cost less, $10.9 billion compared to a city projection of up to $13 billion — in part, by sending trains over, not under, the Don River, the source said.

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