SmartTrack will increase transit options for people moving around Toronto in the short term by making better use of existing transit infrastructure while we plan significant longer term investments in additional capacity.
It builds upon Metrolinx’s GO Regional Express Rail program,which includes significant increases in off-peak service on five of the existing GO corridors, by proposing more stations and lower fares on the Stouffville, Lakeshore East and Kitchener corridors.
SmartTrack will help relieve many of the transit network’s capacity limitations, which currently affect many parts of the transit network, including the subways serving Downtown, the SRT in Scarborough, streetcar routes east and west of the downtown and individual bus routes throughout the City.
Particularly, it will help relieve overcrowding on the Yonge Subway line and address congestion at Bloor-Yonge station. It will also help in addressing the growing gap between the growth in the City’s population and employment and the growth in transit service.
SmartTrack will provide new options and choices for people to get around the City efficiently and easily, improving their access.