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  1. gweed123

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The new track under the 401 will help pretty substantially with that once it's complete, no? From what I gather it's a pretty big bottleneck at the moment.
  2. gweed123

    VIA Rail

    I think that that should be the goal as well. Get the travel times down using non-electrified dedicated track, mostly on existing ROWs. Spend the money on grade separations and bypasses of curvy sections of the existing ROW, which would yield a series of incremental gains. It may even be worth...
  3. gweed123

    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Thanks everyone! It's certainly been an adventure so far, haha. As for Eglinton vs Sheppard, there's more to consider than just the adjacent density or how "suburban" it is. One of the biggest drivers of the TTC subway system is the bus network. Eglinton West itself may be very low density...
  4. gweed123

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Good looking map! One more suggestion for the labels though: What I do is I put a box (either white for a white background, or black for a black background) at around 50% opacity behind the label but above the line. It allows you to still see the line underneath it, but it just makes the label a...
  5. gweed123

    Moose Rail (National Capital Region)

    That would certainly work as well.
  6. gweed123

    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    My guess is it will look a lot like a Confederation Line station (one of the 3 not-underground ones). Still grade-separated, and a multi-level station. PS: I know I've been absent for a while, but with a 2 1/2 month old at home now, not much time to keep up-to-date on UT!
  7. gweed123

    Moose Rail (National Capital Region)

    I believe so, yes. It was part of the line that went to Arnprior. Eventually, I'd like to see a Trillium Line-style service running on this line, as a connector to Kanata North, connecting to the Confederation Line at Moodie.
  8. gweed123

    VIA Rail

    With respect to HFR route vs Lakeshore route for the Montreal service: Given that some Via service would be retained on the Lakeshore corridor even after HFR is implemented, could Via not just continue to run a few express trains per day between Toronto and Montreal along the Lakeshore corridor...
  9. gweed123

    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    IMO, Bi-Levels work well in 2 scenarios: 1) When you have a pretty consistent and uni-directional boarding and alighting pattern along a route (i.e. mostly boardings inbound in the AM peak, mostly alightings in the PM peak), with the reverse of those all getting off or on at one central...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    I think overhead is the best solution given the current technology. Of course, that doesn't preclude the possibility that for some lines Metrolinx goes with something that can run on both overhead wiring and on battery. Take for example Lakeshore East and West: Electrify from Aldershot (or...
  11. gweed123

    Ontario Northland/Northern Ontario Transportation

    That’s an interesting model. I didn’t know that Amtrak did that. I assumed it was all funded at the national level, since most Amtrak routes cross multiple states. I wouldn’t be opposed to that model either, as long as the Province had say in where the routes went, and how frequently.
  12. gweed123

    Ontario Northland/Northern Ontario Transportation

    Personally, I think that services like the Northlander, Toronto-Sarnia, and in the future Toronto-Kingston & Ottawa-Kingston (once the HFR corridor is finished) should be run by Metrolinx under a separate, Province-wide rail banner (i.e. not GO, maybe called ONrail or something). That would let...
  13. gweed123

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    The 410 serves largely the same purpose, but I agree with the general idea. The dynamics of the 404 will definitely change as it gets extended northwards, as it becomes a more effective bypass of the 400.
  14. gweed123

    Toronto | Kipling Station Transit Hub | ?m | 2s | Metrolinx | SAI

    Thanks, I wasn't aware that there was still more to come. That's a bit better at least. And for something this long, it would be really nice if they implemented a moving walkway. I know there are maintenance issues associated, but it would be really nice to have.
  15. gweed123

    Toronto | Kipling Station Transit Hub | ?m | 2s | Metrolinx | SAI

    The craziest thing about this is, even with that ridiculously long walk between terminals, you still have to go outside to switch between the two. It reminds me a lot of the Skywalk, only a lot less interesting. A bunch of ups and downs along the way, and only gets you 80% of the way there...
  16. gweed123

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    Are you specifically referring to the section between the 403/QEW merge (or split) at Ford Dr to Trafalgar, or the entire section through Oakville? If it's the former, then yes absolutely. If it's the latter, I don't think that's being touched anytime soon. Construction to add the HOV lanes was...
  17. gweed123

    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413—Guelph to 400

    Agreed. I just think that tolling the express lanes of the 401 is a good first step, because you still have a free option right next to it. I guess it comes down to whether it's better to spend money to re-distribute demand across existing infrastructure, or to expand existing infrastructure...
  18. gweed123

    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413—Guelph to 400

    Toll the express lanes on the 401 to help cover some of the cost of buying back the lease on the 407. That would significantly decrease the amount of time that would be required in order to "pay off" the buyback.
  19. gweed123

    Ottawa Transit Developments

    It would have taken those riders off of buses and put them onto LRT trains in the exact same lanes. Only marginally better than re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I sincerely doubt upper levels of government would have funded the E-W tunnel to the same degree had the N-S LRT been...
  20. gweed123

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    If RER had the drive, financing, and timeline of Montreal's REM, I don't think anyone would be complaining. The primary issue with RER is that it lacks the political backing needed to, to borrow a phrase, make a Big Move. This has resulted in Metrolinx having to issue piecemeal contracts to...

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