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Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

Most lily a suspended wire as it's being designed from the ground up to be for LRT use. The ridged cantary like they are using in St. Clair is mainly used when there isn't space to hang the overhead as unlike with wire for a trolly pole wire for a pantograph needs to have some play to it and can sometimes hang lower.

Edmonton uses a wire, but Ottawa is using rigid in the stations (low clearance due to the mezzanine overhead) . I suppose it all depends on how much clearance they've allowed
 
A new station box has been revealed! (Chaplin Station)
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Edmonton uses a wire, but Ottawa is using rigid in the stations (low clearance due to the mezzanine overhead) . I suppose it all depends on how much clearance they've allowed

Ottawa is using rigid catenary in all tunnelled sections, not just in the stations, specifically because of the clearances.

I'd be inclined to think that the Crosstown will be using rigid throughout the tunnelled sections for the same reason.

Dan
Toronto, Ont.
 
How do you know that’s a station box? Speaking as not a construction guy.

Here is a diagram of the station layout. I've marked where I was standing with the gold star. The photo was taken facing east. The end of the steel structure you see in the photo roughly corresponds to the bounds of the dash lines within the orange box.

Perhaps "station box" might not be the most accurate term, but I'm pretty confident that what I saw is the same thing in this diagram. If somebody knows otherwise, I'm all ears!
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That's my best attempt at capturing the mock up for the station entrances, from a moving GO train. Sorry for the bad quality
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Great share, thanks!

The article isn't entirely correct. This is the first time SEM was used to construct a station but not the first time it was used in Toronto. The crossover track at Finch West Station on the TYSSE also used this method.

However, they managed to get it right in the video.
 
Unpopular opinion but did we really need a Chaplin station? That's one too many stations (to serve near non-existent ridership) in Forest Hill.
 
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