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Three final station names chosen for new Eglinton LRT

CityNews | posted Friday, Jan 15th, 2016

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The Metrolinx board of directors has chosen the names of the three final stations on the new Eglinton LRT.

In the end, the board agreed to keep Forest Hill and Fairbank stations, but amended the suggestion of Lebovic to Hakimi Lebovic.

In October, Metrolinx invited the public to offer feedback on proposed station and stop names. Many of the names came under fire for being too obscure for the average rider.

The TTC also provided its own recommendations on the proposed names in November.

Metrolinx’s first principle in station naming is that it has to be unique and cannot be confused with any other station – so a number of stations were named after smaller streets in the area. More prominent streets that may be more familiar to riders were already in use for TTC subway stations and GO Transit stops.

The 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line will run along Eglinton Avenue connecting Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east. It is currently under construction and is set to open in 2021.

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