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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Sure, but they need to mod the buttons so they only work within a limited period of time after the streetcar has stopped. The reason being that what happens with those buttons is that someone will run up to the streetcar right before its about it leave and open the door, delaying the streetcar...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    The regional map in the STM stations make a much larger distinction between regional trains and rapid transit. They do show this map then as well, but its separate and the distinction is that its a separate service. This does not. They are trying to tout their commuter trains as metro here.
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    The best source I can find is this http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/upexpress.aspx It would show the station being moved, not "New station" https://www.toronto.com/news-story/5182247-union-pearson-express-fares-to-be-announced-as-planned-metrolinx-tells-coalition/ I cant...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    AS much as this is a nice map, I find it highly misleading. Unless its rapid service, it doesnt belong on a rapid service map. Most of those Exo lines have like, 5 trains a day in one-way direction.
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    VIA Rail

    Its worse than that. Most freight companies dont adhere to a strict schedule. So the answer really would be "well, you can run 2 passenger trains at X times, but theres no guarantee we wont be putting a freight train through at that time. It all depends."
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Its my understanding that Weston will still retain the UPX with the addition of Eglinton. They arent moving it, they are adding another station.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Honestly its fine. Its so close to Oshawa station that the trains wouldnt be able to pick up much speed anyways. This extension will be serviced by Bi-Levels for quite a while.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Yes and good. The only reason it existed was because the spur had to begin before Oshawa GO in the former plan. It was more than a bit redundant. Now its not needed.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    It isnt. Having more buses is less efficient. But sometimes there are cost savings to be had in different fleet that negate the losses from having many different fleets. For example if you can save money by using the battery buses in particular areas. Bendy buses are needed on some routes for...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I actually liked this alignment the best because while it goes to downtown Oshawa it doesnt require a spur line that completely ignores the currecnt Oshawa GO station and require a separate station to be built north of Oshawa GO. I think the advantage of a single line without spurs (meaning not...
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    VIA Rail

    You are asking an oversimplified question that will never get a proper answer because you are leaving out too many variables. So the answer is yes, there is not a subdivision that can fit 2 daily passenger trains at all, because the question on its merits is ignorant.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Anytime you have more complexity in a system it is always more expensive and more difficult to run. That doesn't need to be debated, thats Business 101. First of all, "no issues" sounds like a laymen talk, every system has issues. So you are already losing credibility towards your argument...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    So because another city runs less efficiently that means we should too?
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    VIA Rail

    Depends where you are starting from/ending up and if you take Porter. From downtown, Porter to Montreal is faster than the current train. From downtown to Pearson and then Dorval to downtown montreal (using public transit, Uber doesnt count), the 5h train train is slightly faster. REM might...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    The first phase kinda went to the middle of nowhere. This phase actually is quite useful, so I dont think they are worried about low usage.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Its really a shame we didnt go for the 60 option. Not only a good deal, but bombardier has re-proven themselves, and they already are in production. Its much more time/effort to start production up again and getting a different streetcar introduces more complexity onto the system with...
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    VIA Rail

    Exactly. Is it technically possible to make it from Toronto to Montreal in 4 hours? Yes. Is that the average that most people would be doing it in? Absolutely not in a million years. Outliers good data do not make. A profitable VIA train has to be simply slightly better than the average...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    And the Scarborough RT can go through really tight curves, like the loop at Kennedy station. Oh wait, shit, its stuck again, abort, abort!
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    VIA Rail

    I drive 125 and ive never made it to Montreal under 5.5h Do you pee in a cup and eat while driving and have gas tanks on your car and leave at 3am? I dont get how you think its possible in 4.5 hours.

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