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

    Don't laugh too hard. If Toronto decides to go ahead with it then by the tine it eventually gets completed after the standard decades long studies, reviews, and political games, your first estimate might not be as far fetched as it seems. If you don't believe me, just go ask Queen Street.
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Onecity.…………..your concern for better transit to STC is a valid one and I don't think anyone here disagrees with it. The issue is how little the subway will help people considering the massive cost. How would the people in Scar, and STC in particular, be better served by a Danforth extension...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    I just went thru the entire Google satellite between Union and Scar GO station and it's 3 tracks already and looks to have more than enough room to make it 4 tracks between the 2 stations. The small single track between Scar & Kenny has more than enough room for an additional track. This entire...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    A double track with one in each direction should be able to carry a train every 2 minutes in each direction. For a RER system line carrying the York, STC, and Oshawa trains that allows for frequency of every 6 minutes on the line. Can't they build a 3rd or hopefully 4th rail for GO commuter...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Why don't they just make this a part of the SmartTracks plan with half the trains going to York Region and half going to STC and save themselves a few billion bucks?
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    Intercity Bus Services

    The thing that makes the London - St.Thomas situation even worse is that the cities actually border each other. Also St.Thomas use to be a much more independent city with a large manufacturing base especially with Ford Talbotville and the railways. Now those days are over but the city continues...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    Separation of Toronto from Ontario will never happen but Torontonians would, of course, be surprised to find out that it would have far higher support for those outside the GTA than in it. For the rest of the province Toronto already has it good and this transit funding inequity is a glaring...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    It's pretty offensive that Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto, and Hamilton get all of their LRT projects paid for 100% by Queen's Park and yet cities outside the GTAH have to cough up one-third. This gross inequity is made even more glaring when you consider that the GTAH is also getting it's huge...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    London refusing fed/prov infrastructure funding would be scandalous but not unexpected. London does so many thing right but when it comes to infrastructure it just can't get it's shit together and yet transportation is probably the most important issue London faces and people consider the city's...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    ^ I agree with that. London is risk adverse and conservative in it's planning. 'When all else falls, do nothing' should be London's official motto. That has held back the city but conversely made it a very pleasant one which is why the city avoided the wholesale demolitions of neighbourhoods in...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    London a Hick Town? I've hear London called a lot of things but Hick Town has never been one of them. I love how Torontonians love to call London conservative when it is truly a bastion of Liberal {and increasingly NDP} support, provincially and federally even in the suburban areas which is...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    Yes northern London is in the snowbelt {note I said northern London as the northern end of the city gets 70cm more snow than the southern end} but unlike Ottawa, London is relatively mild so the snow, like Toronto, melts periodically while in Ottawa it doesn't. I don't think that snow is any...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    This is London 101...……...reserved to the core and totally risk adverse. In London doing nothing about anything is always politically advantageous. That has had sad results for the city and especially in transportation but London was a slow & steady kind of place so it was manageable. Today...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    My point was that it was relevant to Toronto because Stadler is now also offering hydrogen trains which means Alstom, Siemens, and Stadler {3 of the biggest rail suppliers in the world} are now offering hydrogen trains.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    www.fuelcellworks.com news states that the new Zillertal Austria hydrogen rail project is going ahead and will be fully implemented by 2022 and just received an award. There are 2 things that make this noteworthy. First it is the world's first narrow gauge hydrogen rail project and 2nc {and much...

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