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Waterfront East LRT Union Station - Queens Quay Link

To support the $15M design project for Waterfront East LRT Design, a comprehensive Station Modelling Requirements and Study is being conducted to assess the future station operating conditions at Union LRT and Queens Quay stations.



Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)


Transit Station Design
Pedestrian Modelling
Passenger Flow Assessments


Pedestrian Modelling
Design Feasibility Studies
Ridership Forecasting
Special Events Modelling
Service Planning/Scheduling
Stakeholder Consultation
Interdisciplinary Reviews
Technical Reporting

Based on TTC’s station design requirements, the pedestrian simulation models help inform the architectural team on potential design improvements such as the optimal location and/or orientation of Vertical Circulation Elements (VCEs), fare gates, boarding/alighting area configurations and platform designs.

Detailed scope include:

  • Identification and evaluation of the effectiveness of possible improvements to existing Union Station streetcar loop and connection to Subway Platform;

  • Identification and analysis of the existing impediments to improved passenger flow/increased capacity;

  • Develop station demand profiles based on latest ridership demands (2041) for the selected peak hour(s);

  • Assessment of crowd movement and pedestrian circulation at transit station;

  • Wayfinding analysis using 3D Vision-Time mapping;

  • Perform passenger flow modelling for future Opening Day (2029) and Ultimate Build-out (2041) scenarios; and

  • Stakeholder coordination with TTC, City of Toronto and Metrolinx staff.

TraffMobility’s pedestrian modelling team also provided input to design and traffic teams on potential impacts on passenger flows during construction staging work, as required. Both dynamic and static modelling techniques were utilized during the development of the work.

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