Along the existing segment of the Trillium Line, the project consortium will be responsible for the design and construction of two new stations, the lengthening of existing platforms to accommodate longer trains, and the addition of select sections of double tracking, though single track will remain in place at Carling Station. There are no current plans to expand or modify Carling Station further.
We cannot guarantee that there won’t be another extended shutdown of the Line 2 for future works as this is outside the scope of the Stage 2 project.
At this time and as part of the Trillium extension scope, the Carling underpass will not be widened. The locations of double tracking have been optimized in such a way to minimize the need to widen the rock cut on the existing Trillium Line.
The new stations and structures being constructed as part of the Trillium Line South Extension have been designed in such a way as to allow for the future conversion of the extension to twin-track electric LRT and to accommodate the planned future widening of both the Airport Parkway and Lester Road. With specific regard to the Ellwood Diamond grade separation, the project scope mandates that space be created to allow for a second track in the future, whether at-grade or on another elevated structure.