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    Montréal Transit Developments

    I would. I use the V-H and SJ lines quite a bit, and unless they're being upgraded to REM, what would be the sense in shutting them down?
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    When will a new completion date actually be set? Or is it just "idk, whenever" at this point?
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    Toronto Bike Share

    Just went to renew my BikeshareTO membership today, and noticed I couldn't do it via the Transit app. Then I Googled it and sure enough, Bikeshare TO, under ownership of Toronto Parking Authority has, with no clear explanation, withdrawn from their agreement with Transit. I really hate the...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Based on the rendering in this photo, the widened sidewalk and landscaping extends all the way west to Portland. Is this accurate, as it seems to imply that the parking lots in front of The Portland Centre etc. will somehow be removed (which would be awesome)?
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    Spacious, but I really hate the standard Toronto balconies. The railings don't look or feel safe at all, they have enormous gaps and 90's-style brackets. I have the exact same type at my condo, and it makes the balcony much less pleasant than if it had a proper railing.
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    Especially as a moderator, please don't jump all over the previous poster. If they're excited about the station and its positive impact on their commute, so be it.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    That's wrong - if it were correct, Montreal's existing metro would already be considered "driverless". If we're going to be pedantic: instead of driverless, we could say automated. But either term refers to having no train operator whatsoever, which is how the REM will operate.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    There are no plans to use ATC to make Line 1 driverless.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Somewhere in the world, yes - but in Toronto, no. We didn't even make use of the driverless capability of our ICTS trains on Line 3, which has been available to us for decades. I would hope that we first get logical signal priority at intersections so that a streetcar carrying 100 passengers...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Yes Trudeau essentially addressed the issue in the fall budget update. The government of Canada will cover the shortfall; the airport branch and station are being built. It's obviously just a case of the QC govt being opportunistic though. It's poor form, but they'll get away with it because...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    The metro needs to run underground due to its rubber tires, which can't handle snow. Montreal's infamous former mayor Jean Drapeau selected these trains as he was enamored with the rubber-tired metros that Paris was running (including outdoors, because Paris rarely sees snow). The result is a...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Yes, this pretty much sums up the situation. During today's REM de l'Est press conference, they made another announcement about an announcement (set for Q1 2021) during which they will apparently be unveiling the Laval extension of the REM. That extension's current stage is essentially where I...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    I understand the argument that you are putting forward about frequency, but the GO RER AKA GO Expansion is really not on the same level as the REM. Its integration with local transit is poor compared to the REM, its frequencies only match the REM at its best and the REM's worst. There is also...
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    Hi, I think you might have posted this in the wrong place.

    Hi, I think you might have posted this in the wrong place.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Haha I was waiting for your reaction and you did not disappoint 😄 If this is what cattle get in New York, Torontonians should consider applying to Bovine University.
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    Toronto | in.DE Dundas East & Jarvis Condominiums | 65.53m | 21s | Menkes | Turner Fleischer

    I understand, though it would be difficult to reference the quoted post over in that thread. To keep it In.DE-related, I'll pose the question, does anyone familiar with In.DE know if any special attention was made to soundproofing? That section of Dundas is likely to be the loudest part of...
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    Toronto | in.DE Dundas East & Jarvis Condominiums | 65.53m | 21s | Menkes | Turner Fleischer

    How's the soundproofing at Dundas Square Gardens? I was living just across from you (Grid, 8th floor facing Dundas) and had to move out as I was being woken up by fire trucks and ambulances all night, every night. The city should have minimum standards on soundproofing.
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    What a weird flex. "You clearly haven't been to London, where many a tube station is merry and uncovered, you poor, uncultured country bumpkin." There's a stronger argument for fully covering a subway station in Toronto than there would be in London: weather.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    For someone who claims to "love" Montreal, you sure seem to hate Montreal. In the case of the REM vs. Eglinton, Finch etc., yes the grass is most definitely greener. It seems that you're grasping at straws, attempting to find the cracks in the REM execution, but I don't know why. Building of the...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Haha I think miles were quoted as they were referring to a mainline railroad. But let us take a moment to consider how stupid it is that we kept miles for our railways in the name of safety yadda yadda American train engineers wouldn't be able to handle the unit change etc etc. Of course, we...

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