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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I really wish this is true. I'm pretty sure that alone unlocks 4 tph. I think that's all been done. There is a bunch of new-ish nicely routed cabling all the way from Agincourt station down to the creek that was installed I think 2 years ago.
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    He spends time talking about why he moved from the port of Montreal to this project. They talk about TGF vs TGV. He talks about the Eurostar between Paris and Amsterdam as being the example they want to be compared to, which he says runs at 200km/h. The interviewer asks about Paris to Marseilles...
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    Toronto Cosburn Transit-Oriented Community | 100.4m | 29s | Infrastructure ON | SvN

    That grey building on the northwest corner is brand new. They had just started putting up the frame as the Ontario Line was announced. For some unexplainable reason they continued construction to completion, even though it's going to be knocked down within a year or 2. What a waste of money and...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Anyone else notice how they kept writing "three new [GO] tracks" for the new bridge, but the render showed 4 tracks, and Metrolinx plan for the joint corridor is 4 tracks for GO and 2 for OL?
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I've been to all the grade crossings on the Stouffville Line south of Unionville recently and only Finch is in progress via the new station there. There is also Havendale Rd which needs to be closed with a ped bridge/tunnel built and Kennedy Rd north of Steeles where it jogs around the tracks...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    It's still partially standing as of Sunday when I drove past it. I only saw them ripping apart the southern side.
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    VIA Rail

    Another CBC vid by Paige Saunders ft Reece Martin
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I thought @reaperexpress did an analysis that showed they could run trains every 1/2 hour with the second meeting point being south of West Highland Creek bridge where the double tracking is basically complete all they way to Kennedy. At least that part would get used, and the upgraded stations...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I'm continuing to maintain my theory that the cutting of Stouffville all-day/weekend service had nothing to do with Stouffville and everything to do with the Joint Corridor aka LSE/Ontario Line. The progress on the Stouffville portion was negligible. But on the Joint Corridor section it's down...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    That would make more sense then for designing the current platform height. Still sucks that a station opening in 2025 *still* has the old platform height. Every time we build a new station or renovate an old one, even if we design it to make retrofitting higher platforms easier, it adds $$, all...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I'm assuming that Exhibition station won't be open until the OL opens, so 2030 or later. I'm also assuming that the move to level boarding will be a transition, i.e. there will be rolling stock capable of handle both platform heights. The platform height design in Ex station tells me that ML is...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Uhhhh has anyone noticed that Exhibition station clearly looks like it does not have level boarding and is still on the current platform height??
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Can a bunch of people tweet at Metrolinx and ask them what's going on with the bridge? I'm curious to see how they respond.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    For reference, the same bridge 13 months ago.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    As promised, here is a drone vid of the West Highland Creek Bridge (lack of) progress, taken last weekend.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I have a theory about the Stouffville service cuts. They were not for construction on the Stouffville line. They were for the Ontario Line/LSE Joint Corridor work. Most of the double tracking work on Stouffville was done before the cuts, and since the cuts almost nothing has been done. Meanwhile...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Without a double tracked West Highland Bridge the 2nd platforms at Agincourt and Milliken are useless. The crossovers are south of the bridge and north of Milliken. If this return to rush hour only service isn't to build the 2nd half of that bridge, I'm truly at a loss for understanding the...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The fact that the massive service cuts on Barrie and Stouffville were only announced with 2 weeks notice is shocking. This isn't a few trains here and there or a pandemic lockdown, it's a return to the 2018 days (on Stouffville at least) of rush hour only service. It's a cut of 20 train trips...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Doesn't that tie up valuable platform resources at Union with crews needing to walk the length of the train to drive the train back where it came from?
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    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    I'm having trouble seeing how VIA HFR/HSR would fit here. Presumably it's using the Richmond or Stouffville tracks, but there are no dead-end tracks for any of those. A VIA train doing a layover is going to block a through-running track, which will happen reasonably often given the whole "high...

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