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  1. Talk LRT all you want in the LRT threads, that is...

    Talk LRT all you want in the LRT threads, that is what they are asking. Not whether you are right or wrong, just that this thread is for GO electrification, not LRT. If you want to discuss LRT, do it...
  2. Bramptons condo market is non existant as their...

    Bramptons condo market is non existant as their housing prices are still so low.

    In a few years when the greenfield sites start to dry up the condo market will increase.
  3. The entire point of the DRL is to relieve...

    The entire point of the DRL is to relieve pressure on the subway network, and if go improvements can do the same thing, the DRL is rendered useless.

    All depends on proper studies if course, right...
  4. Exhibition station is already there and if...

    Exhibition station is already there and if connections are improved it can serve liberty village perfectly well.
  5. They promised GO trains to dufferin county, which...

    They promised GO trains to dufferin county, which presumably means service to orangeville on the OBRY corridor. There has been some strong local advocacy out of orangeville for it which is probably...
  6. The liberals promised a GO line on the OBRY so...

    The liberals promised a GO line on the OBRY so that may be taken now.
  7. The 407 transitway isn't needed until the 407...

    The 407 transitway isn't needed until the 407 starts to seriously congest, which isn't for another 2 or so decades. Right now it would only slow travel times, as the buses can simply do 120km/h on...
  8. yes, this is likely priority #2 for Metrolinx at...

    yes, this is likely priority #2 for Metrolinx at this point. There is still ~$5 billion left over after GO RER, and this is more than likely in that group of money.

    Presuming no DRL (due to the...
  9. it isn't really fair to have GO jump to $6 as...

    it isn't really fair to have GO jump to $6 as soon as you cross Steeles either. A slow, gradual increase in fares as distances increase is what should be done. Right now GO jumps right to $5.20, and...
  10. Metro worked horridly. it was a complete mess,...

    Metro worked horridly. it was a complete mess, there is a reason it's basic operating structure seemed to change every 4 years.

    regional government has its place, but not under the Metro model.
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    now they just need to install more regular bus...

    now they just need to install more regular bus shelters in the first place. Too often they have a simple concrete pad (if that) at bus stops instead of installing an actual shelter.
  12. because it is a premium service. Its designed so...

    because it is a premium service. Its designed so that 80% of riders get a seat, and crowding standards are way, way below the TTC.

    You also have the realities of capacity issues. If you priced GO...
  13. Andrew, keep your capacity doubts of eglinton in...

    Andrew, keep your capacity doubts of eglinton in the eglinton thread please. Everywhere you post you seem to post about your opposition to the LRTs no matter the topic everyone else is discussing.
    ...
  14. metrolinx does studies where it accounts for...

    metrolinx does studies where it accounts for operating and capital costs of a project and looks at it from the financial benefits (GDP increase, reduced congestion, etc.). The GO lakeshore line...
  15. Its a thread for every major project. Georgetown...

    Its a thread for every major project. Georgetown south has one, Eglinton Crosstown has one, Sheppard and Finch LRTs have one, Union has several (which should change IMO), etc. This should be no...
  16. Drum is legible, you just have to get used to his...

    Drum is legible, you just have to get used to his style of language. Lots of info and great photos.
  17. GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    given that the GO electrification is starting to dominate the GO transit service thread, I thought it would be best to start anew so that the existing thread can be used for discussion of GO service...
  18. Richmond Hill GO is very slow, its usually faster...

    Richmond Hill GO is very slow, its usually faster to take the subway especially once you count the wait for a train.
  19. Only around 60% of GOs ridership comes to the...

    Only around 60% of GOs ridership comes to the station by driving, and GO wants to drop that to below 50% over the next few years.

    With 15 minute RER I would expect it to drop even further.
  20. The article discusses the same concerns I have in...

    The article discusses the same concerns I have in terms of how the final cost is unlikely to actually come to $12 billion..
  21. the big move costs tend to overstate the costs....

    the big move costs tend to overstate the costs. the Dundas BRT is supposed to cost $466 million but they have $600 million "budgeted", the DRL south of Bloor is supposed to be around $6 billion but...
  22. the $4.9 billion included big ticket peak service...

    the $4.9 billion included big ticket peak service expansion, a ton of the money was going to be spent on new yards and trains.

    Metrolinx did a costing of AD2W service to Milton, Barrie,...
  23. that was scrapped ages ago. the corners were only...

    that was scrapped ages ago. the corners were only in the preliminary design circa 2009 from my understanding. when they got a tenant and went into detailed design they were removed.
  24. During the Metrolinx meeting today McCuaig said...

    During the Metrolinx meeting today McCuaig said that electrification would cost $10 - $12 billion (rough estimate, actual costs to come by September).

    I don't see that at all. Given all day 2 way...
  25. Probably work on the USRC that effects all...

    Probably work on the USRC that effects all corridors as all corridors use the tracks.
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