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  1. J

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    I believe there is a two-fold issue here. The first being urban planning, Toronto and Canada in general still has a long way to go to solve out horrendous urban planning principles. As well the sleepy-suburbs around Toronto aren't really clamoring to develop anything but more residential. They...
  2. J

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    This isn't a shot directly at your plan but just a general thought, because I've seen this with the Metrolinx "future" plan as well. Why do most plans that have the OL or some equivalent going beyond Keel/Dundas West always miss Mount Dennis Station? Considering it will have bus access, GO Train...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I'm going to nitpick here but can Metrolinx settle on a colour already. In some adds the Crosstown is Green, in others its Orange, and in this one it is Purple. From what we have seen the Crosstowns colour will be Orange so why on earth is it not used on all promotional material? It's the same...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Most of those same residence already take the Bloor-Danforth to work and on there commute they will pass through the above ground section between Warden and Victoria Park. They know what an above ground subway is, and to compare that to the RT is both disingenuous and makes it sound like those...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    The SSE was doomed to be an expensive boondoggle the minute they decided it had to be 100% underground and that it had to run under McCowan, thus requiring the line to be stupidly deep to cross the Highland Creek valley at Lawrence (also exploding the cost for a station at that intersection as...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    It would be the 2nd longest Rapid Transit line in North America only behind New Yorks A Train. It should be noted that outside of the overnight service no train runs local the entire length of the A Train. Each of the 3 services runs express over some portion of the line to speed up service. Now...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Yes I know that, and there is no time like now to do something about it. I believe the Line 2 ATC project up until this year was supposed to start shortly after Line 1's completion, however due to funding not being available the project and the procurement of new trains was pushed off until...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I personally think the Line 2 ATC project needs to happen now. We have the money, why not do it now and not have to deal with it later when the cost will have inevitably gone up. The biggest obstacle to the ATC project was funding and now that shouldn't be a problem now. Not doing it now would...
  9. J

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Smart thing to me would be to fold it into the GO RER project and go full S-Bahn with RER. What's probably going to happen is the department will likely be shut down.
  10. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I think this also further drives the point home that Toronto as a single-tier city with only 1 council just doesn't work. However this amalgmation horse has been thoroughly beaten into the ground I see no end in site. Its no wonder why some of the worlds most successful cities tend to be...
  11. J

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    As far as anybody knows the answer to that question is none. I believe the Grass Median was quashed by Toronto Fire services so Metrolinx dropped if from the plan.
  12. J

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    No A Train runs local the entire length of the line though. 3 Services operate the A Train and all run express over some part of the line. The only time it doesn't is overnight when trains run at like 30 minute intervals. New York understands it would be ludicrous to run a local service the...
  13. J

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    It would be the same deal with the western & eastern extensions of the Crosstown and even more so since I believe a fully completed crosstown would be the longest line in Toronto and I believe 2nd in North America only behind the A Train in NYC. How any can think that full line could be operated...
  14. J

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    While not fantasy maps I did create some horizontal maps for the Subway lines and lines under construction. One of the big things I added was showing the line that connects at interchange stations and whether it keeps going or terminates. I also added the icon and names to all lines present on...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Isn't the current TTC CEO from Boston? Streetcars should be nothing new to him.
  16. J

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Nothing inherently, the technology and derivatives can be found around the world. The issue is it was ill conceived for Toronto.
  17. J

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Well if you think about the the design for the Ontario Line being elevated at Eglinton while the EC is underground then at best the station would almost certainly be laid out as : Lv 4: Ontario Line Platform ------------------------------------- Lv 3: Street Level...
  18. J

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Its funny this whole transfer deal was one of the main things that predicated the whole Scarborough Subway debacle, and now where about to make the same mistake again on Eglinton.
  19. J

    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    You can make the case that calling the GORER stop Lawrence East itself will cause confusion since people may mistake it for a TTC Subway stop like it is today. My logic here is that the vast majority of people in this part of Scarborough will use the Subway stop so it makes sense to give the...
  20. J

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Yupp. The Ontario Line will likely be 3rd rail although Catenary is also possible. LIM only really works if you're in an area that sees very little snow (i.e. Vancouver or Kuala Lumpur) or if the line is completely underground (i.e. Osaka and Sapporo).

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