The Chatham Sub is owned by VIA and was formerly double tracked.
There are some passing sidings between Chatham and London.
You could easily double track the whole corridor through there. Some of those unmarked crossings would need to be upgraded.
So forward facing until it gets close to Halifax with locomotives infront with baggage car trailing.
Backs the train into Halifax so now the baggage car is at the opposite end of the locomotives.
So it goes to Montreal this way?
There are no new trains for the ocean, yet.
Not that traffic between Scarborough and Oshawa is any better but there are ways around it.
I guess you could take a detour on the QEW through Hamilton, but I don't think that's any better in the west end.
To highlight the need for more northern service, I drove from Toronto to Kitchener and back today on the 401 and there was an issue at Trafalgar resulting in a detour which took an extra 20 minutes on top of the extra 20 minutes it took to get from Winston Churchill to about Dixie.
With faster speeds on the northern corridor how much faster can you get from Union to London through Kitchener instead of using the Dundas sub?
North Route 3:21
South route 2:19
Would be be possible to make it a 30min or 15 Mon difference?
Since they can travel through Guelph at 80km instead...
Even if CN's position would change on Upgrading the Kingston SUB, we would need to enact legislation mandating they they guarantee ontime performance on that line and failure to do so would result in $X per minute of delays over an X period. Plus the amount paid to upgrade the corridor would...
We have some double deckers in storage that they could use for this route. Just need to create bus stops and build a terminal in Collingwood. The old bus station in owensound should still be in good condition. Presto readers would need to be installed along the route where there are bus stops.