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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Hyundai Motors & Rotem have just announced that they are going to be developing a hydrogen tram/streetcar and will have the prototype available by the end of next year. Van Hool, the Belgian bus giant, this week is rolling out it's new hydrogen double articulated 23 meter bus called Exquicity...
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    Montreal to have the largest Subway system in Canada?

    RER would be a lot further along and have near total grade separation by now and be a true Metro system like REM iif Metrolinx would put more emphasis and resources of track improvements and electrification and less of building parking garages which are free to boot.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Business Korea has announced that Hyundai will begin production of 300 new hydrogen buses every year starting in next year AND has signed a contract to export 1200 to Europe. SK is constructing 85 hydrogen refueling stations this year. H2B has announced an order for 1,000 hydrogen buses for...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Just to add to the above: Forbes has stated that delivery giant DHL is buying 100 hydrogen delivery trucks for Germany and if they work well another 400 will be added to the order and delivered by 2025 and they will set up the needed hydrogen fueling stations across Germany.. In NA, Nicola...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    East Japan Railway {as reported by the Japan Times} has just announced that they are going to spend $40 million on a hydrogen trains to be running and tested by 2021 with large scale service to begin in 2024 on a 120km non-electrified line. Railway Journal has also stated that Europe is leading...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    There is another key component of the process that, of course, didn't make the media announcement which will effect who wins...……..politics. This is a whopping amount of money and political parties don't hand out such largess to be swell guys...……….they want the political rewards. This means...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    If ML is serious about opening all the RER lines by 2025 these proposals and ML decision of who won will have to come pretty quickly. Even Toronto can manage catenary in 5 years on the system but that's not the biggest issue, it's the trains. This, regardless of the technology, is going to...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    When will Metrolinx actually decide who wins the contract? If they are going catenary they better get a move on because they will have to electrify the entire 200km RER system and order the trains all to be running by 2025. Did they mention when the proposals have to be in by and when the...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    I really hope they don't go with bi-levels as I think they will regret it. They are the vastly superior choice for commuter systems where people get on and then nearly everyone heads to one major station ie Union. Passenger flow is not an issue but rather one of sheer capacity due to operating...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Ottawa runs Alstom Coradia Lint trains on its Trilluim line so I think they could go with any standard EMU style.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Well the main thing is that they are going to be getting rid of diesel for RER which is nothing but good news. My concern is with the type of vehicles. I have always been strongly against bi-level trains and remain so. They are completely inferior to single levels which allow for much faster...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    From a lay person's perspective, I would think this is going to be a GO/RER announcement and have nothing to do with the Ontario Line. The Ontario Line requires contributions from Toronto and seeing neither Tory nor anyone from the city will be present, I can't imagine it will be anything that...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Well if they aren't then this conversation ends because RER is dead.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    The trains are proven as they are standard Coradia EMU trains, it's just the power source is different. Alstom are contracted out to run the trains/maintenance.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    The Oregon accident was because the train was going too fast near a corner. Cities all over the planet are already using Alstom Coradia with an excellent safety record. If this is an cheap excuse then single-level EMUs are not a non-option because Toronto is "special' and I can only guess that...

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