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Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

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Those coming from the east end would use the future East Harbour station to connect to the Ontario Line north to Midtown (and the Crosstown west/east).
That will be a slower route and with more transfer. Changing at Union and then taking Yonge line will be faster and more convenience. Yonge line is not even crowded in that direction in mornings while Crosstown will more crowded.
 

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Did some shooting in the east end for the first time in months, with some major changes to very little.

Don Mills and Eglinton intersection should be back to normal by year end depending on traffic light for final setting. The west side is pave and waiting striping. The east side is seeing the last 2 westbound lanes pour that will be pave over along with the pour lanes at Don Mills. Once they pave the Don Mills northbound lanes on both side of the intersection as well the new Eglinton lanes, they can fix the southbound lanes including the Eglinton intersection.

New temporary traffic lights being install where TTC buses turn on to Eglinton by Kennedy Station to allow Eglinton Lanes to move back to where they should be. The north side of Eglinton at Kennedy Rd partly moved back to where it used to be along with sidewalks and driveway on the west side.

East of Sinnott Rd to the west side of Victoria Park has the overhead system in place, including the 3 areas where trains can transfer one track to another. From the west side of the DVP to just before Laird Dr, overhead in place.

Neither portal has track or overhead in place. West side of Victoria Park to the west side of DVP have no overhead support brackets on the columns.

About 50% of the tracks in place and about 40% of the stations are built. Some stations have glass handrail is various locations on the platform.

I will leave info for some stations in the stations threads.

Photos to follow.
 

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All the wasted space makes me regret we didn't go with 7 segment trains . . . or just fully grade separate it and do a metro
wasnt 7 segment trains offered after they purchased this? a considerable premium to make changes like this aftter all the budgetting has been completed
 

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what you lose in "wasted space" you gain in operational flexibility. There's very little need to run a 3 car train at 11 PM most of the time.
True, but at the same time there isn't much of a cost to it either. Maybe the cost of maintenance is higher if you run full length trains, but the most expensive part of running trains is operation costs, and the costs of having a driver, and in that case whether you run 3 car trains or a single car doesn't matter too much. If we have a fully automated metro like what Vancouver has, then yes there is incentive. Since there is no operator, it costs as much to have a 2 car train run every 6 minutes as it does a 1 car train every 3 minutes. This isn't the case for what's being built on Eglinton.
 

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All the wasted space makes me regret we didn't go with 7 segment trains . . . or just fully grade separate it and do a metro
If this line reaches overcapacity (which is not projected for a long time), the gov can grade separate it eventually. That is what LA is now doing with their old LRTs. Not sure how the political climate will be then. But hopefully, attitudes will warm to elevated rail after other ones open in Toronto. (Ontario Line)
 

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Ottawa is learning that the convenience of being able to do that, does not actually exist. They had that plan too, but they have left them connected.
Ottawa doesn't always try very hard. They bought hybrid buses years ago and decided it was too much work to actually drive them on urban stop and start routes, so they drove them on express routes and decided they didn't save money. I am not sure they aren't doing the same thing with running shorter trains at night.
 

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This is the first of 3 posting for the line as the 3 posting are for 3 different areas that are tag different and in their own album. There is a lot more up on site for the 2 main areas at this time and the 3rd will be up by tonight.

Kennedy Intersection with traffic lanes being move back to their original location along with new sidewalk and driveways





Kennedy Rd to Victoria Park
















 

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