Not on the 'engage' site where consultation is supposed to happen, but on their Blog.........Metrolinx has revealed they do not intend to run trains through Queen Lower.
They are intending the platform be underneath, and that the existing space become a new mezzanine.
This may be workable; though there will still be vertical access challenges.
Over the years, various plans to run streetcars through the downtown core under Queen have come and gone. Eventually, some of the space was used to run utility lines and underpass corridors.
This means that the Ontario Line will have to be drilled out of rock deeper below the PATH, but the plans unveiled today will still make use of the tunnelled sections below the TTC’s Queen subway station.
“We are envisioning that the old underground streetcar station will be reused to provide a convenient transfer for passengers between the Ontario Line and Line 1,” said Michael Tham, Metrolinx deputy technical director for the Ontario Line.
Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a centuryZooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River - Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a centuryblog.metrolinx.com
That would make sense from a foot-traffic standpoint too; it would be the middle between accessing each of queens platforms above.