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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Serious Confederation Line failure. Train service will be interrupted for several hours or longer. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-lrt-confederation-line-wire-broken-1.5429328
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    There are 13 two-car trains running. The original plan was to have 15 two-car trains running on the Phase 1 route. There has been considerable talk about adding one or two more trains. I believe the issue relates to train reliability. More trains need to be out of service than originally...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    What we are seeing in Hamilton is a delay tactic. The PCs don't want to spend the money on a project that was close to shovel ready. They have other spending priorities. So they announce another study for alternatives. None of the alternatives will be ready for construction for years and...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    I laugh when I see plans to replace urban transit spending in Hamilton with roads designed to service the exurbs and increasing sprawl. Of course, all designed to support the Conservative voter base. We are seeing both the federal and provincial Conservatives making the same mistake by not...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    If the trains remain unreliable and we saw a perfect example which lasted 6 hours on New Years eve, adding more trains for Phase 2 will make things worse. The reliability problem must be solved or LRT will be massive failure. One broken down train blocks the whole system too often whereas it...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    A capacity increase was the main justification for Ottawa's LRT tunnel. Other than congestion related delays, the speed of Ottawa's system was not expected to increase given that the Transitways were already grade separated outside of downtown. Buses can travel just as fast as trains in...
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    VIA Rail

    The Churchill train provides overnight service. UPX coaches are not enough if you want tourists on this line.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    I really don't understand why Hamilton has been hesitant about LRT even in the suburbs. LRT is a city building project. The reaction in Ottawa is totally the opposite. Despite the early hiccups with Phase 1, Phase 2 and even 3 can't be built fast enough. I guess we have had this hesitation...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    The task force could come back with a bunch of small projects that accomplish very little and make the Conservatives look good or it just delays anything from happening for years.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    Every boarded up building should have Ford's face painted on it.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    And yet another study to spend on nothing concrete. This is the ultimate delay spending tactic, which is something I was counting on from Ford and the Conservatives. .
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    That is true but I think it goes beyond that. They also overestimated the number of drivers that they could lay off and they under budgeted the switch over to the Confederation Line. The end result is a shortage of both drivers and buses. They dumped surplus buses immediately after the...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Which is now shining the light on the bus system problems and the lack of drivers. Today, the main bus route to Barrhaven had cancelled trips at 2:45, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:05, 4:15, 4:20, 4:30, 4:45, 4:50, 6:10, 6:15, 6:30 p.m. Looks like they cancelled the last trip on Route 256 this morning...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    There are still service interruptions pretty well every day. Door problems last Friday and Saturday, a train had to be taken out of service on Monday (public urination on board), and a shut down of the east end of the line yesterday afternoon.
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    Ion Light Rail (Kitchener-Waterloo) & King/Victoria Transit Terminal

    Why can't these trains operate during a freezing rain event? I understand ION was shut down last weekend.

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