• Text Size

Planning, Design & engineering

Highway overpass nighttime rendering

To see the project development process, click here.

After a Benefits Case Analysis (BCA) is completed for a project, the results are reviewed. The Metrolinx Board of Directors decides whether or not to further develop the project by advancing it to the next stage of Planning, Design and Engineering.

In this phase of work, the project is defined in detail to identify required road space, which lanes the transit line will occupy, which corner the stop, platform or station exit will be, how many vehicles are needed, and where they will be stored. This also provides a better idea of how much the project will cost.

The Planning, Design and Engineering phase 1 completes the design and planning to a level sufficient for a transit Environmental Assessment to be completed.

Projects that are now in Planning, Design and Engineering phase 1 development:
Hamilton King-Main Rapid Transit
Hurontario-Main Rapid Transit

After Planning, Design and Engineering phase 1, a transit Environmental Assessment can be completed. This six-month review is called a Transit Project Assessment Process.

If the Transit Project Assessment Process is approved, the project can move to Planning, Design and Engineering phase 2 to complete 30 per cent of the design.

For information about GO Transit projects, visit GO Transit's Expansion page.

Hamilton King-Main Rapid Transit

The City of Hamilton is working with Metrolinx on the Hamilton King-Main corridor – a project that will help transform the way the region moves.

The Benefits Case Analysis for this project informed the scope and direction for the Planning, Design and Engineering work plan. It was funded by $3 million announced by the Government of Ontario in April 2009.

The Planning, Design and Engineering for Hamilton King-Main is focused on Light Rail Transit from Eastgate Square to McMaster University along the King-Main corridor. The project is currently moving towards completing the Transit Project Assessment Process.

Check back for the status of this project as it moves closer to being ready for construction.

Visit the project website here
Read the background information here

Hurontario-Main Rapid Transit

The City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Metrolinx are working together to further develop the Hurontario-Main Rapid Transit project with a focus on Light Rail Transit. Following on the corridor master plan work and the Benefits Case Analysis for this corridor, the Planning, Design and Engineering phase will work towards completing the Transit Project Assessment Process.

Check back for the status of this project as it moves closer to being ready for construction.

 
Metrolinx - Email to a Friend