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  1. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Just a nitpick but I think those name plates would be better if they were orange; it would really liven up the place. I don't really get what Metrolinx has against colour.
  2. J

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    New video this week, looking at the 512L Earlscourt Streetcar.
  3. J

    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    It sounds funny but that's how it works in Japan. Realistically though there is no chance of that happening with the network as it currently is. That's not to say we can't plan future subway line with interlined operations in mind; I am just not going to hold my breath with it happening since it...
  4. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    If money was no object it would be really neat to go back and "modernize" some of our stations, although looking at what happened on Line 1 south of Bloor perhaps it is best we don't. The TTC can design some nice stations like for example St.Clair West which was desinged by the TTC's in-house...
  5. J

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    New video this week, looking at the 507 Long Branch.
  6. J

    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Another issue is the poor performance of the ICTS trains during the winter months. It's not ideal when an entire line can be knocked out due to snow and ice build up on the reaction rail, which unfortunately for us in Toronto, snow and ice is an annual occurrence. There aren't really any...
  7. J

    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    I wonder why they aren't extending the 14 Glencairn to Caledonia Station.
  8. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I would disagree, if it was just a streetcar it would never get built, because the car-centric suburban councillors would have lost their minds. Most of the people who are against the EC already don't make the distinction between LRT and Streetcars, so calling it such would only solidify there...
  9. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Imagine if we had stuck with this livery.
  10. J

    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    I know you're joking but the serious answer for this was a mixture of politics and great salesmanship. The first discussion of an extension beyond Eglinton was in I believe 1959, with an extension to Sheppard. 1961 was the first time any real plan was made, with a 2 phase project being shown...
  11. J

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    New video up this week. A short one this week, looking at the Belt Line Streetcar (not to be confused with the Belt Line Railway).
  12. J

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    New video up. This week looking at the history of the Yonge-University Subway. Just a warning though it is a bit long.
  13. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    That's almost certainly been changed now that Finch West will be Line 6. I don't see a point in renumbering the Bathurst bus at the moment since there won't be a Line 7 any time soon. I assume they will change the 6 Bay to something else and keep the 7 Bathurst since there is no need to change...
  14. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Now all we need to do is get the "Missing Link" built to open up Kitchener to electrified RER service; and figure out how to get CP off of Mid-town to open up Peterborough to GO Service (as well as give GO a bypass around the Union Station corridor) I am also certain Mid-Town will be the main...
  15. J

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Also any word on purchasing new trains for Line 2 with this funding. It would be pretty stupid to build the SSE with ATC signals but have no trains to run on it. Or worse build the SSE without ATC and then have to rip out the old signals after like only 5 years of use, when the rest of Line 2 is...

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