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^ So it's likely they would open the LRT station but not the GO station? Would it be possible for them to open a more basic version of the station?
 

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^ So it's likely they would open the LRT station but not the GO station? Would it be possible for them to open a more basic version of the station?
Perhaps, but again, it's not part of the Crosstown package (unlike Mt Dennis station - which has the GO station included).
Whether Caledonia is basic or elaborate station - a separate contract is needed, which hasn't been awarded yet.
 

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Perhaps, but again, it's not part of the Crosstown package (unlike Mt Dennis station - which has the GO station included).
Whether Caledonia is basic or elaborate station - a separate contract is needed, which hasn't been awarded yet.
Is the bridge in the contract? They have renders of the bridge to the go station.
 

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So, question... Consdering that you cannot walk from car to car on these trains, what is the emergency protocol? I guess the fact that this line uses centenary removes the danger of the third rail. Anyone have any knowledge on this?
 

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So, question... Consdering that you cannot walk from car to car on these trains, what is the emergency protocol? I guess the fact that this line uses centenary removes the danger of the third rail. Anyone have any knowledge on this?
prob the same protocol as the st clair row... just get off the train...
 

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So, question... Consdering that you cannot walk from car to car on these trains, what is the emergency protocol? I guess the fact that this line uses centenary removes the danger of the third rail. Anyone have any knowledge on this?
The side doors have emergency releases, and the side windows have safety hammers located near them. In the event of an emergency, many of the same exit procedures as exist for the detraining the subway will exist for the LRT, with the added benefit of not explicitly requiring a power cut to allow people at track level.

Dan
 

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Hmm. great video of Cedarvale underpinning...mebbe....

If ION in Kitchener-Waterloo had a run-in of almost a year...well more than six months anyway...

One year from planned in service is about 12 months from now...

I can't remember the Gantt charts, but are we expecting vehicles to be bombing along the guideway to Kennedy in a year? And if Ottawa is short vehicles, then don't we need 75 or some odd in about 1 year? And then if this system is more complex and we have to keep trains separated, don't we need to see trains running for months in advance with no paying customers to test systems and traffic light coordination and and and etc?

It's only 2 years back, but the TTC ran the trains from Wilson to VMC for at least a month and maybe 3 on TYSSE and they had been running a subway for sixty-five years and the Rockets for about five years. Progress on construction here is significant, but there does seem to be a great deal left and little time to accomplish some of it.
 

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Hmm. great video of Cedarvale underpinning...mebbe....

If ION in Kitchener-Waterloo had a run-in of almost a year...well more than six months anyway...

One year from planned in service is about 12 months from now...

I can't remember the Gantt charts, but are we expecting vehicles to be bombing along the guideway to Kennedy in a year? And if Ottawa is short vehicles, then don't we need 75 or some odd in about 1 year? And then if this system is more complex and we have to keep trains separated, don't we need to see trains running for months in advance with no paying customers to test systems and traffic light coordination and and and etc?

It's only 2 years back, but the TTC ran the trains from Wilson to VMC for at least a month and maybe 3 on TYSSE and they had been running a subway for sixty-five years and the Rockets for about five years. Progress on construction here is significant, but there does seem to be a great deal left and little time to accomplish some of it.
A fleet of 76 Flexity's is overkill on opening day with plenty of spares. A 2-car train every 4 minutes in rush hour is sufficient on opening day. With the round trip time around 90 minutes, they would only need 46 Flexities. Add 20% spare making it 55 Flexities. The rest arriving late wouldn't affect opening day.
 

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A fleet of 76 Flexity's is overkill on opening day with plenty of spares. A 2-car train every 4 minutes in rush hour is sufficient on opening day. With the round trip time around 90 minutes, they would only need 46 Flexities. Add 20% spare making it 55 Flexities. The rest arriving late wouldn't affect opening day.
That is still probably about 40 more vehicles than are at Mount Dennis today. And vehicles may be the least of it. The interchange stations at Eglinton and Cedarvale are still very much works in progress based on the photos here.
 
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