Chronology on replacement of the SRT

Date Event
August 2006 A Study Report was presented with recommendations to replace the SRT vehicles with the next generation vehicles before the current fleet of SRT vehicles reaches the end of its useful service life. View the report Link opens in PDF document
March 2007 The Commission endorsed the Toronto Transit City Light Rail Plan as the basis for rapid transit expansion in the City of Toronto. This plan included the replacement of SRT and the addition of seven new LRT lines. View the report Link opens in PDF document
June 2007 The Province of Ontario announced the MoveOntario 2020 rapid transit plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The plan included the Toronto Transit City Light Rail Plan, including the Scarborough LRT, Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Scarborough-Malvern LRT lines. View the report Link opens in PDF document
May 2010 City Council approved the conversion of the SRT to use Transit City LRT vehicles and authorized staff to submit the EPR to the Ministry of the Environment. View the decision .
2012 SRT vehicles underwent their first limited overhaul with focus on cosmetic upgrades to continue the service through the 2015 PanAmerican/Parapan American Games.
May 2013 City Council indicated support for the extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre and Sheppard Avenue with an alignment along the McCowan corridor, as an alternative to the Scarborough LRT. View the report Link opens in PDF document
September 2013 The TTC Board supported the Scarborough subway alignment along the McCowan corridor, through Scarborough City Centre and north to Sheppard Avenue East. View the report Link opens in PDF document
October 2013 City Council approved the SSE project extending the Bloor-Danforth subway line approximately 7.5 km from Kennedy Station along McCowan Road with stations at Lawrence, Scarborough Centre and Sheppard Avenue. Included in the project were funds in the amount of $132M to extend the life of SRT until the opening of the SSE project in 2023. View the city council report
March 2017 The Commission received a report informing the TTC Board on City Executive Committee Report EX23.1 Next Steps on the Scarborough Subway Extension, including screening assessment to remove from consideration options that require closure of SRT. View the report Link opens in PDF document
April 2017 Board approval to complete the structural repairs for 26 Line 3 Scarborough vehicles as part of the Line 3 life extension program. View the report Link opens in PDF document
May 2018 Board Report approving complete inspection and reconditioning of the SRT fleet's trucks (undercarriage wheel assembly) as part of the Line 3 Scarborough life extension program by amending current Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Bombardier Transportation contract to maintain service to 2026. View the report Link opens in PDF document
2018 A second overhaul of the vehicles was initiated with a scheduled completion in 2020. Scope included structural repairs to the car body,  HVAC system upgrades, and addition of pre-boarding announcement systems for AODA compliance. Additional upgrades were planned to maintain service to 2026.
April 2019 City Council directed the City in consultation with the TTC to report on an assessment of the cost, schedule and operational impacts to the TTC network associated with changing the scope and/or delivery model of the Line 2 East Extension project and principles to guide future discussions with the Province of Ontario.
Summer/ Fall 2019 The Province uploaded the SSE project through legislation. The anticipated schedule for the delivery of a three stop SSE project by Metrolinx/IO is reported to be 2030. View the report
October 2019 TTC Board considers the impact of Provinces changes to the SSE project, including assurances that enough buses are available to maintain service should the SRT fail before 2030. View the report Link opens in PDF document
September 2020 The number of SRT trains was temporarily reduced further to three trains for several weeks due to concerns with critical mechanical failures.
February 2021 TTC Board review staff analysis and recommendations on SRT Life extension to 2030 and the opening of the L2EE. View the report Link opens in PDF document