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    Metrolinx: Bombardier Flexity Freedom & Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs

    they mostly copy and pasted the interior of the Toronto Flexity Outlook streetcars when they designed the interior of the Flexity Freedom LRVs whether they actually get used is another question. The ION vehicles had them but had them removed because they were unneeded as trains stopped at every...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    perhaps time to update the title to change the manufacturer to Bombardier/Alstom?
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    The reason why the surface sections can't have ATC right now is that the intersection crossings and guideways are all essentially unprotected and subject to incursion by pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles. Trains don't stop on a dime so automation is almost completely reliant on grade separation.
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/line-31350-digital-news-subscription-expenses.html
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    unless a road plow somehow manages to create a windrow that is at least half the height of a Flexity Freedom LRV you aren't going to see any issues with the LRVs just bashing a hole through windrows on their own. Winter maintenance of an LRT line usually just involves running the trains. ION for...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    Over 30 years $12B For Line 5 Eglinton is entirely sane costing. Total Hamilton costs sound pretty sane to me too. $1B for construction, $2.7B for vehicles, property, equipment and other capital expenses, and ~$2.2B over 30 years for operations, maintenance and debt financing. $73,333,333.33/yr...
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    1. The bus terminal is for intercity buses only. GRT buses stop on the street. 2, 3. Answered with image above 4. There's future plans for mixed use development on the property that will address this.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    what you lose in "wasted space" you gain in operational flexibility. There's very little need to run a 3 car train at 11 PM most of the time.
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    Last I heard the project was proceeding to the Environmental Assessment stage.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    That may be true for the TTC's streetcar network switches due to some unique aspects to the surface network and that they are embedded, but that is not true for the majority of rail switches. A non-embedded switch, that uses standard profile rail, that is in "normal" position can be traversed at...
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    Metrolinx: Bombardier Flexity Freedom & Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs

    could be being switched onto a train Lampton Yard is about 1 km or so to the west of there, as is the CP North Toronto Sub - MacTier Sub - Galt Sub junction.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Orange is too close to red such that under certain lighting conditions it becomes indistinguishable from red.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    This is still the Hamilton LRT thread. KevinT brought up ION as a comparative and a debate was started about ION's system length
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_length_(transport) Route length is most often used to describe the length of track in a specific network. What you found was line length. Route length though is still 19km. C G K / \ / \ / \...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    19km is the end-to-end system length. Full stop. No double counting involved. the 16 number is the number of stations you'll encounter in a single direction journey. there are 19 total stations.
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    I mean.... there was the incident of body panels coming off the trains during winter testing on the line last year... and the wheel crack issues this year...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    Is it that unusual when they are looking for shovel ready projects for the economic recovery stimulus spending?
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    Bob Bratina is a back-bencher with little influence on cabinet decisions at the Federal level and with the Federal Minister of Infrastructure Catherine McKenna indicating it's the only shovel ready project in Hamilton that would seem to indicate that the Feds might just throw some money at it.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Pantographs are bi-directional... but the vehicles have to be bi-directional as well which means cabs at both ends. The Toronto Flexity Outlook does not have a cab at both ends so loops are required.

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