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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I've read about the TTC testing "high-rate" operations before in the 1980s but I've never found a clear explanation of how it worked out. Does anybody know more about it and if it's ever likely to see something like that return?
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    Montreal to have the largest Subway system in Canada?

    Kind of off topic, but does anybody know why the REM project would be considered light rail? The vehicles being used are used on heavy-rail rapid transit lines elsewhere and I can't see an obvious difference between the ones REM will be using and say, the ones the Sydney Metro are using (both...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    The 1990 TTC ride guide features the "Harbourfront LRT" as an orange line that appears at the same hierarchy as the subway and RT. That's the only time ever I can see that the TTC has branded a streetcar line at the same level as a subway, and the branding did last several years (by 1996 it was...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    The first train delivered has "stop request" buttons, as seen in the CBC video of them testing at Millhaven.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Seeing that they're switching to the Alstom LRV which is longer, guessing that Finch West won't be able to support two-vehicle-long platforms like originally planned with the Bombardier LRV?
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    The Presto app is currently undergoing testing. Presto Panel was looking for testers but unfortunately I wasn't chosen :(
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    A new write up on the Transit Toronto website details a planned Christie subway line that would have replaced the northern section of the Spadina subway extension. That's the first time I've heard about it, and I'm guessing if it were built today's Line 1 would look like a squiggly line a bit...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Kind of off topic, but I couldn't find a better thread to ask this question. According to this Metrolinx blog post featuring a former GO Transit employee who worked on creating the bilevels, "the trains actually had blue paint when they first rolled out onto the rails, more than 50 years ago."...
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    Ion Light Rail (Kitchener-Waterloo) & King/Victoria Transit Terminal

    We're both in planning ;) See you in class on Monday.
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    Ion Light Rail (Kitchener-Waterloo) & King/Victoria Transit Terminal

    I'm in Waterloo for school right now and one of our frosh events had an LRT vehicle on display. It's really quite narrow in the passageways between the seats.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Just got my Ottawa card!
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    Visited Montreal for the first time. Some questions about their Metro system

    OPUS sucks. It takes so long to register at both turnstiles and on buses unlike Presto where you can just tap once quickly without having to precisely align the card to the reader. Reloading a OPUS card at home is also impossible without the clunky $16 card reader. Admittedly, I haven't had any...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    So you're willing to vote for the PC's and watch Ontario's deficit to grow even larger: Just so you save a few dollars? Doug Ford has promised the world: Transit expansion, tax cuts, and not a single cut in services. None of this adds up and just like Bush's "read my lips: no new taxes" line...
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    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    The streetscape can definitely be improved along this stretch of Queens Quay but the sugar refinery is one of the most visually interesting things along the waterfront. No need for it to be replaced with more condos or "waterfront innovation centres".
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    2018 Provincial Election Transit Promises

    I believe at one point that area was considered for a stadium for the Raptors to play at.