The Queen Street East corridor is currently the busiest transit corridor in Brampton with over 25,000 transit customers per day on a weekday (Fall 2017), of which around 19,000 are on the Züm service (routes 501/501A/501C) while the rest are on the local service (route 1/1A). With population and employment anticipated to grow by over 40% to 50% over the next 25 years, transportation needs within the corridor will continue to grow as well, making the expansion of transit services a necessity in order to handle the anticipated growth in demand. Queen Street East is a designated rapid transit corridor in the City’s Official Plan and Transportation Master Plan, a transit spine in the Brampton Vision 2040 document, and a top transit priority in the City as identified by Council.
Planning for rapid transit on Queen Street is also aligned with the overall regional transportation plan
being led by Metrolinx. This plan has reaffirmed Queen Street as an “In-Development” project and a key component of the Frequent Rapid Transit Network in the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Together with the Highway 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in York Region, Queen Street BRT will provide a critical link in the larger, inter-regional corridor connecting Downtown Brampton with Bramalea City Centre, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Richmond Hill Centre, Markham Centre, and beyond.
The images shown below are intended to illustrate the desired future vision for Queen Street. They are meant for discussion purposes only and are subject to change based on the outcome of future work.
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Credit: CICADA Design