holy smokes thats certainly a change
the old design looked like the ugly cap reit apartments across the street... and now magically this becomes one of the coolest looking buildings in the area lol
also potentially commercial/retail? yes pleasssse
it's not really an LRT in the full sense.
i made a mention of it in my post, it's the 509 harbourfront extension
it will have mostly a ROW to humber bay shores and then go in mixed traffic to long branch. i don't believe they're going to use any different trains with it, either.
that's why i...
the area literally isn't served by anything
everything in between exhibition station GO and long branch (queensway, lake shore) is a void of transit in the sense that you pretty much always have to go the wrong way to go the right way at a reasonable speed. i've also waited for that queensway...
it's more for the future
they could set themselves up to massively expand the station count but are choosing not to. while it would have a higher up front cost (trains + stations), they'd be able to create very good local service on par with TTC subway on top of being a regional network.
it would probably make more sense to build ontario line along the gardiner with subway length stops (so it sort of works as queensway rapid transit), have it loop into sherway to connect to future line 2 extension (underground) and then have it run north along the 427 until it hits pearson with...
if they achieve frequencies anywhere close to what they're suggesting (less than 10 minutes, essentially), GO will basically be an express subway service in toronto especially once electrification speeds up train departures
trips being faster and more frequent is going to be a godsend.
it's mark grimes
he likes everything
he's the reason for humber bay shores lol now for the eventual sequel.
i warned about this before... once this land starts to go there's a real chance another potentially massive city core will just suddenly pop up as all the industry just disappears...