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micheal_can

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If only there was an underground electric railway under Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue.

You want cars and trucks to drive on the subway lines? They aren't streetcar lines....

How about this, double the property tax and base it off of real estate list prices. Use that money and build a world class transit system.
Or accept that there are some necessary evils within the city that will exist for the foreseeable future.
 

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You want cars and trucks to drive on the subway lines? They aren't streetcar lines....

How about this, double the property tax and base it off of real estate list prices. Use that money and build a world class transit system.
Or accept that there are some necessary evils within the city that will exist for the foreseeable future.

You do know the definition of a "subway" is: "a railway system in which electric trains travel through tunnels below ground".

So both Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) and Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) are "subways" as defined in the dictionary.
 

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@Northern Light I can see how other forum dwellers might find some of your posts objectionable in terms of tone. I know I do sometimes. And this is not the first time I've seen you saying you're not interested in discussing something with someone after a small spat. Makes me wonder if the entire parade is marching out of step with Jonny. Which would be a shame because you're an insider in certain city building matters and your posts are often informative.
 

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But will it be able to handle two-way GO Midtown service? Or will they have to return to redo the bridge at some later date?

go-midtown-map.png

From link.

See the GO Transit Midtown Corridor thread at this link.
 
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^ If you look at Google Maps streetview at the location, you could get a sense on if the abutments would have to be expanded to add more truss structures. The existing bridge can only has two tracks.
 

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^ If you look at Google Maps streetview at the location, you could get a sense on if the abutments would have to be expanded to add more truss structures. The existing bridge can only has two tracks.

Two tracks is plenty for GO Midtown line.

It would only happen if the Missing Link with CP happened anyways.
 

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We've just put up a helluva story on the front page about how the underpinning of Line 1 was accomplished at Yonge and the Allen Road.


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Two tracks is plenty for GO Midtown line.

It would only happen if the Missing Link with CP happened anyways.
Dream on as it not going to happen in your life time. Need 5 tracks if you want express trains, otherwise 2 for CP and 2 for GO. Every upgrades taking place is allowing for 4 tracks.
 

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Posting the pic here for those who don't see Twitter previews:

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Funny observation to me.........I've been annoyed that the Class 1s, CN and CP long ago stopped painting their bridges for the most part.

Shows a lack of pride to me.

Here, we have a public contractor apparently spending government money to restore the privately owned CP bridge.............but Metrolinx doesn't routinely paint the bridges they own.

How odd.
 

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What about the fright trains? Need one or two tracks for non-GO trains.

fright trains only operate on October 31st so its not much of an issue.

For freight trains, like I said, this will only happen if the Missing Link happens, aka removing CP entirely off this line. Its their mainline, they own it, and they will not let GO on it, and the cost they are asking to build more tracks for GO (GO doesnt own the corridor they have to pay CP to build infrastructure, and even run the GO trains, GO trains on the CP Milton corridor are driven by CP engineers) is cost prohibitive. Its basically their way of saying no.

So the only way you will ever see GO trains on this line is if the Missing Link happens, which also is very expensive, but it means no freight trains on this line, so 2 tracks is fine.
 

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