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  1. TransitBart

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Is the storage expansion at Hillcrest a given? Or will these be stored at improvised locations like Exhibition Loop? Tons of tall here about this years back but I don’t recall a clear resolution.
  2. TransitBart

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    What does a billion dollars buy? 1. Tiger #1 2. Tiger #2 3. Etc…
  3. TransitBart

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    Some of these PCCs are really hauling ass.
  4. TransitBart

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Holy crap. Reading the dates. I think of 407 as new. This is 30 years old.
  5. TransitBart

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    *I hear an axe grinding* Far more salt is used on sidewalks - personally that is my pet peeve - to create an Elmer the Safety Elephant environment where no one will ever slip. Salt is used to prevent far more than car slippage in the winter.
  6. TransitBart

    Toronto GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    I was on Castlefield this week. Barrie GO has an at-grade crossing here which is very disruptive to traffic and btw the train was flying through the intersection - didnt feel very ‘safe’ by today‘s standards. Is there a plan to grade separate this crossing?
  7. TransitBart

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I checked my facts there first, but am I right to read that the grand unions weren’t there in the 1963 diagram?
  8. TransitBart

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    The three current grand unions are at Spadina and King, Spadina and Queen, and Bathurst and King. Those intersections are much simpler here. I had (mistakenly) thought they would have always been so. Based on this, the most complex intersections are some pretty minor ones. Church and King...
  9. TransitBart

    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    So on the topic of winding things up, what are the key incomplete, critical path issues which prevent revenue service from being started, say…today? On one hand, we have cheerful Metrolinx tweets about max speed testing underground and taking a look at the surface section east of Brentcliffe a...
  10. TransitBart

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    And while we're at it, is there any plan to remove the plates welded onto the tracks on Victoria St, and return the Dundas Square to Shuter and Shuter to Queen blocks to service(able short turn usage)? Great fanfare on converting the overhead at Dundas Square and re-doing the special work there...
  11. TransitBart

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    but not quite sure why one would want that. Network robustness. Short turn flexibility.
  12. TransitBart

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Are there any curves and special work that have been destroyed and pissed away on Richmond that need to be restored?
  13. TransitBart

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    @robmausser TMI. That is the most disconcerting thing I have read today.
  14. TransitBart

    Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    As a kid - I took Line 2 to school. Got on west of Old Mill. I loved when the subway travelled over the Humber at Old Mill. I was thinking that the view would be great at Eglinton Flats on Line 5. Gotta love these councillors. Solving all these *real* problems. It's not for no reason that the...
  15. TransitBart

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    It's striking and exciting to look at this and see the change in standards, scale, imagination from the original Queen station box to the new Ontario line. Seventy years has brought a lot of change. Three thoughts: 1. You have to walk half a train length back from the Line 1 train to get to...
  16. TransitBart

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I think at this stage, we are at 10% design. Design a flat station length section in if the budget for the station isn’t there. Future-proof a several billion dollar investment.
  17. TransitBart

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    It's not like we can't infill a station. North York Centre.
  18. TransitBart

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Glass half full. Glass half empty. This is the half empty view. It's been 22 yrs since Jan 1, 2000 and we got 6 stops on Line 1 (TYSSE) and Line 4. Not a great 20 yrs. And in 20 before that Downsview, Kipling, Kennedy and the Scarborough LRT. Even less. This (past) decade brings two...
  19. TransitBart

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    Never thought I would see streetcars back on Adelaide...*Shakes head*

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