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Proposed Durham-Scarborough BRT
Learn about the bus rapid transit Metrolinx proposes be built on Ellesmere Road in Toronto and along Highway 2 in Durham.
Metrolinx is working with Durham Region, Durham Region Transit (DRT), City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on the planning and design of this rapid transit corridor.
With rapid growth in this Region over the past decade, and an expectation for this growth to continue in the future – with approximately 215,000 residents and 66,000 jobs anticipated by 2041 – travel demand along the corridor will continue to increase.
As the population grows, so will traffic and congestion. Bus rapid transit provides an alternative to car use, reducing traffic congestion, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
Bus rapid transit was identified as the preferred transit technology to link Durham Region and the City of Toronto through the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Initial Business Case (IBC), and was identified in the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan.
Dedicated Lanes for buses, where feasible, resulting in shorter travel times and more reliable transit service.
Frequent Service with a bus every 5 minutes or less during peak hours.
Smart Signals on Highway 2 are already installed and will adapt to support smoother traffic flow for all commutes - on buses, in personal vehicles, and on bicycles.
Better Connections - TTC, DRT and GO Transit routes can use the dedicated lanes and share the same stops, making it easier to travel throughout the region.
Reliable Service with buses that are separated from general traffic in most areas.
Curbside bus lanes have already been constructed in Pickering and Ajax. Since the road has been widened to accommodate the infrastructure, construction costs and duration will be minimized in these areas. Learn more...
BRT stop details
BRT stop locations
Preliminary design for Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa
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