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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    There is one good thing about this service. As it expands and frequency and speed increase, VIA will basically give up on the route much like they have the KW to Union section. They hopefully will take those savings and plug the money into VIA's far more direct line to Union via Aldershot...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    One of the key problems with this proposal is that it was written and designed by Torontonians and not Londoners. NOBODY in London is going to spend 4 hours on a train to get to Toronto. Also it's again this Toronto-centric idea that everyone is going to Toronto and not London. Nobody in...
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    VIA Rail

    I agree. There is no such thing as "one size fits all" when it comes to rail or any transport mode for that matter. As we quickly decarbonize it is imperative that VIA is ahead of the game and not behind it if they want to increase ridership in the Corridor in the medium term. Trucks and buses...
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    VIA Rail

    If Ottawa and VIA decide to go the logical route for electrification {which admittedly is doubtful} then they can use battery trains and not just standard catenary ones. This would save a lot of time and money on the Windsor/Quebec Corridor. Even with today's basic technology, trains can now...
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    VIA Rail

    VIA also has another problem which they generally ignore................they have to decarbonize their fleet. There is no way, in hell, that Ottawa will demand the people and businesses spend money and effort to reach net-zero by 2050 and yet gives one of it's key Crown Corporations a pass. We...
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    VIA Rail

    The best thing about GO to London is that it would force VIA to upgrade the Windsor-Aldershot portions of the line increasing the speed, frequency, and reliability of the service. London is the fourth busiest station in the system and Windsor seventh. We have already seen GO take a bite out of...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Thanks for another great video Reece. With all due respect, your video doesn't cover what 99% of Toronto transit users want to know from Metrolinx..............how much is it going to cost to use the service? All the improvements in the world will not mean anything to most people because they...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    .. I know that they will announce it with the winning bidder but that means Torontonians will end up getting the trains that best suit the bidder and not necessarily the transit rider. Think about it, it's been 8 years since they announced electrification and people still don't even know what...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    No, the entire system should have 100% fare integration. When you have to pay extra to go between the same two places then that is 100% two-tiered transit.........better and faster service for those that can afford it and squat for those who can't. If the government decided to spend the same...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    New development from London............ MegaBus already offers frequent service from London to Toronto and now a brand new bus service is about to start. ONEXBUS which will offer 6 return trips. It looks like this will serve more communities between London & Woodstock. Having 2 regular bus...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    ^^ There already is a new micro-transit system connecting commuter cities to the City including Woodstock & Tilsonburg via Ingersol and Sarnia via Strathroy. Surprisingly the busiest potential route of St.Thomas to London doesn't exist but ST Transit is working on one to have regular bus service...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    A GO service in SWO to London would be great for people in greater London, far more so than Kitchener. Unlike Kitchener where you can get downtown on a freeway from any direction, London has no urban freeways. As fellow Londoners can attest, getting to the city core is a gut wrenching experience...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Even if you think that electricity supply is 100% guaranteed and you never think wires will ever be damaged, a limited battery system is still the preferred option. Battery power supply allows for easy zero emissions expansion to new areas without any new infrastructure at all. This means RER...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    With all these under/overpasses, will the core area of GO be completely grade separated? I'm not taking about GO commuter but rather just the RER sections.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    As far as GO to London is concerned, it may excite some Toronto rail geeks such as us but to Londoners it will mean nothing. This is a commuter service and for the vast majority of Londoners who are trying to get to downtown Toronto, it is simply far too slow.

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