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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    My jealousy is immense. Ontario is hopelessly broken
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    What was the Commercial Concentration Tax all about? To disincentivize further office development of Downtown Toronto?
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    I disagree. All over North America, the trend over the past 15 years has been a dramatic shift away from suburban office developments, in favour of intensification in urban cores. I don’t anticipate that any suburban centres in the GTHA would see success, regardless of transportation...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    I don't think so. The entire raison d'etre of the Sheppard Subway was to connect STC to NYCC, which were presumed to have well developed "downtown" cores by now. Unfortunately that development never materialized, as office development trends across the GTHA shifted towards Downtown Toronto. This...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    This station was also the site of a major incident several years ago, where part of a demolished building collapsed onto pedestrians below. Perhaps inspectors should be taking a look at the safety practices at this site.
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    The Sheppard Line only runs just 10 trains per hour, and each train only has a capacity of about 660 people. Under these conditions, "standing room only" isn't all that impressive. The line, as currently operated, should have a capacity of 6,600 people per hour per direction. In reality, even...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Crazy. An unmodified Mazda3 isn't low by any standard. This will (should) be rectified.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    It's not so much the technical details about the OL that's bugging me, it's they way they've went about it. The government blew up a perfectly fine plan, to chase a shiny new plan. This is behaviour is a precisely what has been plaguing transit development in Toronto for the past 50 years. There...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    The situation on Eglinton West really pisses me off. If we were going to tunnel the central section and the Western section, the Scarbrough segment should've been tunneled too and utilizing light metro. If both the western and eastern segments were going to be on the surface, with a central...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    You’re trolling, right? You do realize that Doug could’ve unilaterally decided to elevate the thing, if that was indeed his preferred option? Or are you suggesting that Doug was somehow unaware that elevation was an option? Or is it that Doug just isn’t responsible for his own bad decision making??
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    No, the Government of Ontario is responsible for the line going underground. They could have made the decision to elevate it, but they didn't. The City of Toronto isn't responsible for poor decisions made at the provincial level.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I don’t get the point of this debate. How many dozens of streets, including residential streets, in Toronto have railways running down them?? We’re talking about trams here, not freight trains or even the Toronto subway rolling stock. These trams aren’t even as noisy as the buses or trucks that...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Are the trams any noisier than the busses they're replacing? I don't think so. Especially given that the EWLRT is a more or less perfectly straight route (so no annoying wheel squeal).
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Cry. I mean, I understand that building the OL above ground is bullshit, given that Metrolinx is happy to waste billions of our dollars on the completely unnecessary tunnelling of the very low ridership Eglinton West LRT, while penny pinching on the most important rapid transit expansion...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Longer trains means that the trains will spend more times switching at crossover tracks, which means lower train frequency. 40 tph would likely not be achievable with trains of that length, however that would certainly be offset by the increase in vehicle capacity. Just something to keep in...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Forest Hill Station rises (and I say rises because the station is taller than all but one of the surrounding buildings in the neighborhood) Here’s what the other side looks like
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    90 second headways are relatively easy to hit when trains are running empty. I have no doubt that the OL will be able to achieve that. Heck, even TTC Line 1 could likely hit sub-100 second frequencies when trains are running empty (turnaround times at terminal stations would be the limiting...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    As was discussed yesterday, 90 second headways are far from guaranteed. If the OL hits a still excellent, yet reasonably achievable headway of 110 seconds, it’s capacity drops to 23,400 pphpd (and keep in mind this frequently is still far better than anything that exists in Toronto currently)...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I'd say the OL is better than the RLS, but the OL is decidedly inferior to the RLN + RLS. The RLS + RLN remains the only proposal we've seen that can effectively relieve Line 1. Both the RLS and the OL fall well short of providing adequate Yonge Line relief (only the RLN would have the Yonge...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I've heard the term vertical construction vs horizontal construction to describe what you're talking about Horizontal construction (highways, transit lines) are spread across dozens or hundreds of sites, so there are a lot more site-specific things that can go wrong. Vertical construction...

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