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  1. blaixx

    GTHA Transit Fare Integration

    It's more or less the exact same fare integration system we've had for a decade plus. Half a dozen local agencies have been integrated with each other and GO since at least 2014. It's never been "confusion" or technical limitations that's kept the TTC out of it for so long.
  2. blaixx

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    If this construction notice is accurate, the third track would connect near the Mary Street pedestrian bridge, about 500 metres from the end of the platform.
  3. blaixx

    Hamilton Hamilton Line B LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Looking at the RapidReady report from 2013, speed (as in end-to-end travel time) is not really mentioned at all. On page 1, the report defines rapid transit as a "high frequency transit service operating in a dedicated corridor". The mission on the same page states: Rapid Transit is more than...
  4. blaixx

    Hamilton Hamilton Line B LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    It seems like for either alignment, the Longwood Bridge, the Main over CP bridge (EOL) and the highway ramps (2-way conversion) need to be reconstructed. With the redesign, Metrolinx is trading off building a longer LRT-only bridge in favour of re-building the shorter Main over 403 bridge for...
  5. blaixx

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I think you mean 10–25 minutes longer, since they currently have to wait up to 15 minutes for the train to the airport too.
  6. blaixx

    Hamilton Hamilton Line B LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    If we look at Waterloo's LRT as a comparable, here's how it went. Utility relocation: late 2013 Financial close: May 2014 Groundbreaking: August 2014 "90% completion": End of 2016 Open to the public: June 2019 The first announced completion date was late 2017 but by December 2017, only 3 of...
  7. blaixx

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    The groundbreaking ceremony was itself propaganda, ahead of the June election. I would not say that construction began anywhere close to then.
  8. blaixx

    TTC Cartography, Signage, and Wayfinding

    The TTC have updated their maps following the closure of Line 3 😥
  9. blaixx

    Montréal Transit Developments

    "End of 2024" is the best we have for the West Island and Deux Montagnes branches. The airport branch (tunnelled) is scheduled for 2027. https://rem.info/en/under-construction/work-schedule#service
  10. blaixx

    Montréal Transit Developments

    Apple Maps had the REM's green line on the transit overlay but even it did not include the REM in directions until yesterday. It was a data provider error.
  11. blaixx

    Montréal Transit Developments

    Google Maps and other transit apps now show REM in transit directions! It's a little disappointing that they didn't have this ready on launch day but being ready for week 2 is not too bad. From what I've heard, it was REM who failed to share their schedules with the data providers in time for...
  12. blaixx

    Montréal Transit Developments

    ARTM put out a new Greater Montreal transit map. PDF in article: https://www.artm.quebec/un-nouveau-plan-des-reseaux-metropolitains-integrant-la-signaletique-harmonisee/
  13. blaixx

    Montréal Transit Developments

    Construction at Griffintown hasn't even began yet and I'm not sure why. It's going to be harder to build it now that they have to work around an operating rapid transit line.
  14. blaixx

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Your maps look great, well done! Did you consider adding the Toronto portions of the 5 GO lines that are planned to be electrified? By 2050 I think riding one of those lines would be not too different than riding the TTC subway in terms of service and fare.
  15. blaixx

    Hamilton Hamilton Line B LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Hamilton city council discussed the LRT today including a design update. I'm still going through the details: https://pub-hamilton.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=3a2bd69e-4bd4-4f8b-9e92-0417f20dedc8&Agenda=Merged&lang=English&Item=20&Tab=attachments Metrolinx also gave a presentation to...
  16. blaixx

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I'm happy to report that GO has adjusted their fares (or at least updated their website) for trips between Hamilton and Guelph/Waterloo on Route 17. When I checked earlier in the week, this trip was showing as $20+ with Presto and $25+ with cash!
  17. blaixx

    Hamilton: General Service Discussion

    They go into the costs in the report in Appendix B. Short answer is that this proposal represents a massive 74% increase in annual cost.
  18. blaixx

    Hamilton: General Service Discussion

    Wow! Lots to go through in detail but right now I am just shocked that Hamilton is actually doing something regarding transit planning!
  19. blaixx

    Hamilton: General Service Discussion

    Good news: the system map has returned to the website! Bad news: it's still the December 2019 edition which has a few inaccuracies now. https://www.hamilton.ca/home-neighbourhood/hsr/schedule-route-tools/trip-planning-tools
  20. blaixx

    Hamilton: General Service Discussion

    I think they just stopped updating the map which is unfortunate. The last time I checked the website before the redesign, it was the December 2019 map so I don't think there is a newer one.

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