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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Fills a 65-minute gap in the Lakeshore East service at Scarborough. Train 724 (Union 16:40) has to skip Danforth and Scarborough to be able to turn around in time at Oshawa.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    It does seem to work that way for local to local transfers. A trip starting in York Region and ending in Brampton costs the YRT fare, the other direction costs the BT fare. Does anyone know how these agreements between the 905 agencies came to be?
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    Until a few weeks ago the rumours here (too lazy to find a source) were that they were building only three tracks and setting two of them aside for UPX. With only one track for GO without passing tracks, a 1.5 hour frequency is the most you could do, which as nfitz shows comes out to around 10...
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    Yes it will go under the existing streets. See http://www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/BRT_PICPlan_FieldgatetoRenforth_sm.jpg The ramp connecting with the East Mall was supposed to be converted. Don't know when or if they are still planning to do it.
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I had my hopes high up when the draft Official Plan came out saying residential would be allowed in the Dixie district. It turned out that wasn't intended, though if the Dun-Dix Square developer hadn't tried to get the node boundary fixed the wording could have slipped through.
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    They are *looking* at variable pricing? Meaning they originally thought people would pay $20-$30 for Weston to the airport? My god this is embarrassing.
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    ^ Avenue to Mount Pleasant is planned to have one lane per direction with left turn lanes. The rest of the project will be two lanes. See the "Mega Map" on the study site.
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    How about having it continue west from Hurontario to Mavis and turn south onto the OBRY to end at Streetsville? It would likely have trouble with NIMBYs in Meadowvale Village but would it make sense as part of the network?
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    All I have is this from the Kitchener EA (see last page), which shows 23 trips in total, including the same three midday round trips from before GTS. Of course this is the Kitchener EA and not the GTS one, but one can hope that the study teams didn't come up with schedules in isolation...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    This sounds like a sensible explanation, but based on the midday Bramalea trains GO used to run (and plan to run after GTS), at 1.5 to 2.5 hour "frequency", it looks like they don't share this reasoning.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    From what I've seen even the current track layout can support hourly trains to Mount Joy, using the new passing track south of Unionville. There would be a 50 minute long layover at Union at first but after GTS is finished it could be interlined with an hourly Newmarket service.
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    The March 29 board is already posted and it doesn't include any BRT related changes. They're probably aiming for May now.
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    By 27 do you mean 43? I've heard similar things from MT staff, that the 43 will be gone after the BRT opens. What I haven't heard is what will replace it, will it be split up, or will we finally have a two-way Matheson route?
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    A list of signalized intersections along Spadina, with the shortest transit headway on the cross street (post new streetcar), and near/far-side stops on Spadina. Headways on Spadina are planned at 3.25' or longer (source) fn Sussex 10' ff Harbord nn Willcocks 5' ff College...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    It's an old trick that most railways do to keep arrival times predictable at the busiest stations, at the cost of having them fluctuate more at less important stations. Instead of padding the schedule evenly between all stations, the schedules going away from a major station show unpadded, or...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    It would have turned north onto Commerce, crossed the 401 on a new exclusive bridge, and continued in the median of Convair and Silver Dart. As far as I can tell there wasn't any planning done for the approach and station at the terminal building. On the cheap it could cross over to the south...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Did they need an agreement with the TTC to run the Old Cummer-Oriole-Union route?
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    I understood the "packs" as being nothing more than bursts of trains going in the same direction with the shortest headway that the signalling system allows. A question, is there a lower limit to the length of a block? Does the system currently in use let trains occupy more than two blocks at...
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    Glorified shelters on Rathburn. Not even a bus lane, Oxford shot that down.

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