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Ontario, Toronto officials agree on revised transit plan


The province of Ontario and city of Toronto have reached a deal on a revised transit plan that calls for Metrolinx to oversee the building of the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project.

The single 16-mile LRT line will feature up to 26 stations and operate largely below ground along the Eglinton and existing Scarborough Rapid Transit right of way, government officials said in a prepared statement.

Under the new plan, Toronto would extend the Sheppard Subway to Downsview station in the west and Scarborough City Centre in the east, incorporating the project into the subway system. The extension will be about 8 miles long and feature nine new stations.

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