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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    The flaw in this reasoning is that it doesn't consider the logistics of actually building the tunnels and extending in the future. The above proposed would mean any western extensions needs to begin with tunnelling in one of the densest areas of the city. You also need a place to launch or...
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    TTC: Bloor Danforth Line 2 West Extension(s)

    The idea that a place you serve with transit is not changed by the transit seems like a major issue with these assumptions, a subway extension is naturally going to make a mall a more attractive destination as well - driving all day ridership. Having heavier midday demand also sounds like a good...
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    Toronto | Crosstown Line 5 West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Density is not the only factor! The line connects with so many others meaning that riders can access it from three different existing Subway Lines, and three different regional Rail lines that have way more capacity than a Subway. Also there is an insane amount of development happening anyways!
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    The planning issues are real issues and the speed doesn't only have to do with lots of stops, you also just cannot go as fast along a street as in a separate ROW. Hypothetically to the exact same places along the wide streets of Scarborough? Stop consolidation is fine - that's how every...
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    Bloor-Yonge Station Capacity Enhancement

    Looks like some platform markers for where trains will stop? If we get PSD's I'd be over the moon
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Different "forms" of rapid transit i.e. some forms more rapid than others. People have for years been talking about how LRT is so great in Toronto - but our lines won't have strong signal priority and are often designed with too frequent stops etc. (basically all surface sections go down the...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Very sceptical, more doors help - but the internal space on these trains is still very restricted which slows dwells
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Depends on who you ask, I am sure that people might want subways knowing they would instead be getting St. Clair++, which does not have the speed, or frequency of the subway. Suggesting that anyone wanting subways was "illogical" is a pretty bad Toronto tendency, a lot of people in the suburbs...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    We've built no major new urban rapid transit capacity in decades, I am not so confident
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    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    The park provides such a good viewing point for the works
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Worth adding to this that the "LRV" model is really the tram train model derived from the Citadis Dualis, the design of the train with a centre car with two bogies and the remainder "hanging" on both sides enables more stability and higher speeds iirc.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    I read it, there is no indication that they would or that it would be necessary. Anyways, this is off topic
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    They don't even need to be at every stop - but like King and Bay? It's ridiculous how little infrastructure is there
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    Toronto | Hurontario-Main LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    I mean it is bad? The region is indeed a region and minimizing confusion is good - if someone wants to go to Steeles it would be good for that to not potentially be many rail stops in different places!
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Double stack and catenary work fine together, see Northeast US