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  1. EastYorkTTCFan

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I think the TTC had stainless steel frames for them which is one of the reasons for the poor welding from the Mexico plants. Welding stainless steel requires a very sp[ecific technique called a full penetration weld and what was happening in Mexico was that as soon as someone learned how to do...
  2. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    It's mostly clickbait with no actual information on an opening date
  3. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I don't have a problem with them but I just don't see a need to put them in. If they are so imparortant then why do only two of the UPX stations have them? Also, why do people seem to think that the TTC would put them in only a few stations without any plans for the rest of the subway system if...
  4. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Having ATC doesn't mean that they have to have platform edge doors too. Someone pointed out that because of the type of vehicle having them doesn't make sense it would be like putting them in at Spadina, St clair West , Queen's Quay or Union station Streetcar loops. The track is not far from the...
  5. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Nope it wasn't designed to have them because they make no sense on a low floor light rail line.
  6. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Which no subway systems actually have except for the staff. Adding it is a waste of money.
  7. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Huh? How is their a reduction in cost to a sation by putting in platform edge doors? The crosstown wasn't designed for them because of the vechles selected for it would have no benefit from them. The Spadina extension was designed for them to be added with no additional supporting elements for...
  8. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I get the argument I'm just pointing out that a lot of places have built new lines or added to existing ones and they weren't used for various reasons. I think a lot of people think that they are useful and that they should be added to every new project but it doesn't really make sense to me...
  9. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    They wern't part of the plan. Personally, I think the benefit of them is highly debatable and it seems to be something that some places embrace more than others for example in London only one section of a line has them and then even just opened a new section of aline and didn't use them on it. I...
  10. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    That's not always possible as they usually use the completed tunnels to remove the dirt that is excavated by the TBM so having stations being built around that isn't always possible plus you also have the tunnel lining sections being delivered to the TBM as well.
  11. EastYorkTTCFan

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I think they originally started because Brad Bradford and Rick Leary were going to hold some sort of meet and greet at the station between 5 and 7. I only found out about it when I saw posters for it by the map when I got off the subway to go up the escalator at Mian station around 5:30 tonight
  12. EastYorkTTCFan

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

    Has Metrolinx actually said anything about any plans for it or are you just basing this off of a video from a transit enthusit who from time to time makes videos they think should be done.
  13. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Crossing gates aren't relly neded on an LR%T line except for certain cercomstances like for example if it transfers to a existing or former railroad right of way or it cross trafic in a way that is against the normal flow of traffic. There are some other exceptions though like for example in...
  14. EastYorkTTCFan

    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    Just walked past it a few minutes ago it's going to be a covid testing centre.
  15. EastYorkTTCFan

    VIA Rail

    I remember at one point they had a train that went from Toronto to Buffalo and back later in the day on Buffalo Bills game days they did it one season and had plans to build a station near the stadium. I don't think it did well as people who go to Bills games from Toronto want to tailgate
  16. EastYorkTTCFan

    VIA Rail

    Interesting I had never heard of that train before I thought the maple leaf was the only train to the US to depart from Union station.
  17. EastYorkTTCFan

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Considering that they did that successfully under both Eglinton west and Eglinton I don't think it will be a problem. Lots of cites have built things under and around existing subway tunnels.
  18. EastYorkTTCFan

    VIA Rail

    the train ran with an Amtrack crew to Niagara falls after the train cleared customs and the passengers were back on board a VIA rail crew took over the train and it operated as aVIa train to Toronto. This was done because the train made stops along the way to Toronto, unlike the other trains...
  19. EastYorkTTCFan

    GO Transit Midtown Corridor

    There are two things that stand in its way 1.) CP sharing their track with go transit and 2.) go transit actually seeing a need to have transit only in Toronto or being allowed to do so as it could be stepping on the toes of the TTC
  20. EastYorkTTCFan

    GO Transit Midtown Corridor

    I don't really get why people seem to like his fantasy videos where he gives no actual reason other than his own personal thoughts as facts and think that it's the greatest thing since sliced bread and that Metrolinx should do exactly what he thinks they do.

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