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  1. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    I think it is for the same reason people think the existing cas for the Canadian are the only ones it should ever run with. Heaven forbid we modernize the entire fleet.
  2. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    ... Sorry about the spelling. I think they might be good for certain routes where there is a demand, but not a high demand. Most may be of a fixed length, but that does not mean we have to use those ones. Realistically speaking, if there is a demand for more than 3 cars, then DMUs are not the...
  3. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    131 passengers is 2 cars. A 3 car DMU might be god for those areas. This could then mean some of the older routes that have 3 or less regular cars could be switched to new DMUs.
  4. micheal_can

    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    A better question is - Where should it have been built?
  5. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    My thoughts go to what Eastern ON will look like post HFR. Will we see a drop in trains outside the HFR? ill they be shorter? Will they be so short that DMUs make sense?
  6. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    My mistake. For some reason I thought I read they were using them there.
  7. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    Are the RDCs doing that? Sarnia - Toronto may be one of those things that could stay as is.
  8. micheal_can

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    .... so long as the city is reimbursed dollar for dollar on the additional business profits that they get once it is open.
  9. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    There are already forced transfers in Toronto and Montreal. You cannot go from Windsor to Quebec City without at least 1 transfer.
  10. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    It makes me wonder what the point of the T&NO extended to Moosonee. Now a days, We don't build much into the hinterland.
  11. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    I wonder, if the line to Churchill didn't exist, but, a fixed link was to be built today, would a road be chosen over rail?
  12. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    So, as I see it, any non sleeper, under 4 car train could be DMU. That could not only include Sarnia - London, Sudbury - White River, Montreal- Jonquière, and Montreal - Senneterre, but also Toronto- Kington, Ottawa Kingston and Montreal Kingston after HFR is built. There will likely be a need...
  13. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    Here are my thoughts with all of this. 1) All existing lines are required by the government. Generally, the remote ones, even if they only serve one province, are because they serve communities with no road access. Keeping existing lines running would be cheaper than building and maintaining an...
  14. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    The attachment to the RDCs, I feel, has less to do with them,but more to do with what they can do. By having a self propelled passenger car in it's fleet, it can run a single car to meet demand. Right now, that is all via has in it's fleet. For the modernization, Via should look for a modern...
  15. micheal_can

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Why? They have a massive system and a higher ridership than the TTC.
  16. micheal_can

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Agreed. Mind you, maybe the reason they have good shelters is due to the 40 minute headway.
  17. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    They could change out the seats and reconfigure the cars as they see fit. It is the space that might work well for making a better train experience.
  18. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    Their passenger fleet is used equpiment, some from GO's original fleet. They use a regular engine that will do the job for it, Even the TEE was used equipment. I have always thought that one or 2 Bilevels would be better than a longer train. They could even turn a lower end into a snack car...
  19. micheal_can

    Ontario Northland and the End of the Northlander

    If it does get leased by ONR, there's no reason not to rehire all of HCR's crews and train them on the ONR engines.
  20. micheal_can

    VIA Rail

    Thank you, that's what I am looking for. Anyone know what the Ocean and Canadian usually run? I know summer is longer and winter is shorter.

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