Master Plan

The RTMP addresses Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process and with Council Approval of the Master Plan, the EA process will continue following the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).  Check out the STUDY PROCESS tab for more information.

Five guiding principles were adopted early in the study process based on consultation with Londoners.  

With Council’s approval of the alternative corridors, the Shift project team has formalized the Rapid Transit Master Plan for approval and initiation of the Public Review period in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act.  

The complete RTMP documentation, including all technical appendices is available for review below. Note that the report is divided into sections, with a maximum file size of 10MB.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

GLOSSARY & TABLE OF CONTENTS

BUSINESS CASE  

PART I - BACKGROUND
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Need for the Study
1.2 The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process
1.3 Guiding Principles
1.4 Rationale for the Undertaking
1.5 Problem and Opportunity Statement
1.6 Consultation Process
1.7 Planning Context
2. EXISTING & FUTURE CONDITIONS
2.1 Socio-Economic Conditions
2.2 Major Trip Generators
2.3 Road Network
2.4 Transit Network
2.5 Active Transportation Network
2.6 Railway Networks
2.7 Existing & Future Travel Characteristics
2.8 Natural Heritage
2.9 Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
2.10 Summary of Existing and Future Conditions
3. IDENTIFICATION & ASSESSMENT OF ALTERNATIVES
Chapters 3.1-3.7
3.1 Definition of the Undertaking
3.2 Assessment Process
3.3 Long List of Route Alternatives
3.4 Corridor Level Screening
3.5 Short List of Feasible Corridors
3.6 Detailed Corridor Assessment
3.7 Preferred Corridors
Chapters 3.8-3.9
3.8 Rapid Transit Technologies Review
3.9 Develop Network Alternatives
Chapters 3.10-3.14
3.10 Network Assessment and Business Case
3.11 Preliminary Preferred Network Alternative
3.12 North Corridor
3.13 Downtown
3.14 Preferred Network Alternative

PART II - RAPID TRANSIT MASTER PLAN
4. MOVING LONDON FORWARD
4.1 A Vision for Rapid Transit
4.2 Guiding Principles
4.3 Transit and Transportation Strategies
5. PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE
5.1 Rapid Transit Corridors and Technology
5.2 Rapid Transit Stations
5.3 Maintenance and Storage Facility
5.4 Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy
5.5 Supporting Project
5.6 Protecting for Light Rail
5.7 Options for Future Expansion
6. MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
6.1 Pedestrian Strategy
6.2 Cycling Strategy
6.3 Traffic Impacts
7. URBAN PLACE TYPES
7.1 Downtown London
7.2 Transit Villages
7.3 Rapid Transit Corridors
8. PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK
8.1 Urban Design Principles
8.2 Streetscape Strategy
8.3 Elements of Continuity

PART III - IMPLEMENTATION
9. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
9.1 Official Plan and By-Law Amendments
9.2 Community Improvement Plans
9.3 Approval and Design Process
9.4 Impacts and Mitigation
9.5 Construction Phasing
9.6 Interim Transit Service
9.7 Risk Assessment
9.8 Overview of Delivery Methods
10. COSTS
10.1 Operating Costs
10.2 Capital Costs
10.3 Life Cycle Costs
11. CONCLUSIONS AND NEXT STEPS

LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A: Public Consultation Summary: Consultation A-A through A-F A-G A-I.1 A-I.2 A-I.3 A-I.4 A-I.5 A-I.6 A-J.1 A-J.2 A-J.3 A-J.4 A-K A-L.1 A-L.2 A-M.1 A-M.2 A-M.3 A-M.4 A-M.5 A-N A-R Utilities Realign

Appendix B: Travel Demand Forecasts

Appendix C: Subject Lands Status: Report 1 Report 2 Report 3 Report 4

Appendix D1: Cultural Heritage Constraints: Part 1Part 2Part 3

Appendix D2: Stage 1 Archeological Assessment Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

Appendix E: Evaluation of Network Alternatives

Appendix F: Business Case

Appendix G: Rapid Transit Technology Backgrounder

Appendix H: North Corridor Alternatives Through Western University

Appendix I: Richmond Street Crossing of Canadian Pacific Railway Study

Appendix J: Conceptual Design Plates: Downtown, East CorridorNorth CorridorSouth CorridorWest Corridor

Appendix K: Traffic Analysis

Appendix L: Streetscape Design for Rapid Transit

Appendix M: Richmond Street Municipal Underground Utilities Realignment Study: Part 1Part 2