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Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit

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Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit

Ministry of Transportation

Through the Moving Ontario Forward plan, the government is investing in priority rapid transit projects that will connect to GO Transit and other transit systems across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). These priority rapid transit projects will increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and improve the economy. 

As a signature project under the Moving Ontario Forward Plan, Ontario is working with its agency, Metrolinx, and the cities of Brampton and Mississauga to move forward on next steps to building the new Hurontario-Main light rail transit (LRT).

  • The Hurontario-Main LRT will bring 23 kilometres of new modern, reliable, rapid transit to Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario-Main corridor.
  • The LRT line is proposed to have 26 stops connecting people to key destinations in Mississauga and Brampton to help get them where they need to go. 
  • The Hurontario-Main LRT will also provide crucial connections to many of the region's existing transit lines including GO Transit's Kitchener, Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway.
  • This commitment of $1.6 billion is part of the Moving Ontario Forward Plan, which will create an integrated, rapid transit system for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  • The maintenance and storage facility for the LRT project will be located near Hurontario and  Highway 407.
  • Projected ridership is expected to be 35 million annually by 2031.
  • The Transit Project Assessment Process for this project was completed in September 2014.
  • Metrolinx is working collaboratively with the cities of Mississauga and Brampton to advance work on the project.
  • Start of construction: approximately 2018 
  • Estimated in-service date: 2022

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