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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I’m pretty sure the Crosstown’s exists were designed with that specific intention. At least some of them.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Thorncliffe Park could recieve a similar treatment too. A shopping complex connected straight to the subway would do well there
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Sherboune would make the most sense, I agree For the west end, Dufferin has deserved a subway line since forever. A damn shame the Spadina line didn’t go there.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Over the past 65 years, Toronto has constructed a grand total of two rapid transit lines of substantial length. I totally understand what you’re saying here, but I wouldn’t bet on it happening
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Every project needs to be value engineered, sure, but they’re not, and I think that was @syn‘s point. Nobody could look at the EWLRT and say that’s been value engineered. It’s easy to say this now, but when the year is 2035, and we’re still scrambling to solve the ever persistent problem of...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    A $13 Billion OL with proper capacity is much better value for money than the $11 Billion Ontario Line that won’t be able to accommodate the needs of this city in the medium or long term.
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    If we could obliterate either the provincial or municipal government, things would go a lot smoother in this city
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Ugh why cant politicians leave Metrolinx alone, like they leave MTO alone. The organization is completely and utterly dysfunctional
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    I must say that I am tremendously impressed with how rapidly this proposal is moving forward. Two years from approval to construction is virtually unheard of in this city (at least in recent history).
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Actually running some numbers, between Victoria Park and Kennedy Station there are six lights. Let's say the probability of hitting a red at any given intersection when travelling along Eglinton is 40%. That means that the probability of hitting three or fewer reds is around 82.5 percent. The...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    You know, actually driving the length of the surface section, I walked away (drove away??) with the impression that the number of intersections really isn't going to be as big of an issue as many of us had imagined. It all might sound a bit irrational, but seeing it in person, a big part of me...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    It’s a question of value for money, not absolute dollars. We live in one of the wealthiest societies ever. We could build an elevator from Ellesmere to outer space if we wanted
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    The presence of the Ontario Line also means that the Eglinton Line east of Yonge will never have the demand required for subway service. The busiest portions of the Eglinton Line (in terms of peak utilization), and perhaps the portions most deserving of subway service, will be west of Allen...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    The infrastructure being designed to support those speeds doesn’t actually mean it ever will see those speeds in revenue service. The 1954 Yonge Line is designed to be capable of 80 km/h+ operation and 90 second headways, yet we obviously never see those performance characteristics in revenue...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    In theory you're correct, but in practice, I wouldn't expect to see trains running at 80 km/h+ at any point in the network. If my memory serves me correctly, the fastest point on the subway network is on Yonge southbound between Sheppard and Eglinton, and in that segment the trains never operate...

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