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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    "max destiny" is an arbitrarily set number based on subjective experience... In North America, people tend to mix-up tall towers with density when the correlation is not direct. For example, the Plateau in Montreal has over double the density of downtown Montreal and is (slightly) denser than...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Towers are cost-effective in Toronto given the cost of land. Shade isn't a new invention. Towers have been around for more than a century and shade hasn't been a big issue until some people decided that their front lawn deserves sunlight more than people deserve housing. Building on top of...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I'm sure the built version will have taken the existence of busses into account, unlike the conceptual blockout... Is this an issue in BRTs in Bogota etc? It would be something to ask during a community session maybe. But I looked at the render again and the cover is offset from the curb. So...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Can you explain the reasoning behind the idea of roof design exposing the mentioned cities to 'legal issues'?
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    I agree. The report does note that there was less enthusiasm for the SRT because of its uniqueness and also wrote that procuring rolling stock for it would be more expensive because of the orphan status. The political climate today (transit-wise) in Toronto is basically unrecognizable from 15...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Disappointed in you... Open the link. It showed the direct comparison in 2013 dollars. You can find the more current numbers by going to www dot google dot come on.
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    While ARG1 should have brought the docs to improve their case, most of what they said is available online to look up. For example, Translink studied BRT, LRT, and Skytrain for the Fraser Highway route and found the LRT/BRT would take 29min to travel it, while it would take 22min by Skytrain...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    I do agree that have an interesting way of using commas. You also do not seem to be adding any data or conjecture to the conversation. Moving on... And for people who are saying there was no plans to potentially convert the SRT to a streetcar here you go: The TTC was thinking that if they...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Reread what you quoted. They are saying there will be a cross-platform transfer only in one direction instead of both directions like the old plan. That is written in the article and then it continues: That suggests that for the OL, there will be an island platform connected in both...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    New blog piece posted today. Has a lot of pretty pictures. https://rem.info/en/news/five-major-worksites-to-follow-2021
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Some tidbits that stood out to me as well: REM1 The fund 'believes that they will provide a 3.7 ROI to the Quebec gov for the amount they pinched in for the project. REM East: They are reviewing REM East's projected ridership up by 'at least' 20 percent. So expected ridership is 159,600 per...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned much is that as the area's around the stations densify, public parking at new towers would provide an alternative. If a condo/hotel developer sees a market for people driving and parking at the station, they probably will provide it. No need for the TTC to...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    On topic: The REM testing has reached 90km/h during testing
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Nothing some good maintenance and gorilla glue cant fix.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    This thread isnt active enough being only on Montreal. I like how it is a one-stop-shop for Quebec news.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Btw, Iqbal Halal Foods is renting the space and does not receive any money from land sales. They only found about the expropriation when the yark location was announced.
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    The REM is being built at Chinese-like speeds... Some projects in the EU as well. This argument is tired.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Are you referring to the concrete? 🤔 I think it is the same shade everywhere. They seem to be using blueish/greenish glass on the stations and the trains are mostly black and white with some green thrown in on each side.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    A guy went close to some of the stations and viaducts. He shows: (among other things) Point Claire Station Du Quartier and some of the trains at Brossard

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