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Amare

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Isn't the whole idea of an Eglinton West connection to the airport redundant since it will connect to UPX at Mount Dennis station anyways?

Mount Dennis to UPX would be so much faster to get to the airport than staying on an LRT.

Eglinton West seems to be waste of money for such low ridership. It may not really be much faster than buses.
It wouldnt be redundant since people from about East of Martin Grove, north of Bloor, west of Jane, and south of Dixon would all be using the LRT to get to the airport.

Let's remember that passengers generally prefer to reduce their transfers as much as possible, so you would still get a healthy amount of passengers who would stay on the LRT all the way through to the airport instead of wasting their time getting off and Mount Dennis, walking to the UPX station, waiting for the train and then boarding once again. By the time one did all that, they would probably be halfway to the airport.

Also let's remember that it's not just the airport that people are trying to get to, it's the airport corportae centre as well. UPX is useless for people who work in that area; Crosstown West on the other hand would significantly boost accessibility to that area.
 

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This new development (replacing Plant World with Notting Hill Condos) is already mentioning the Eglinton West LRT as a "plus".

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Listing it as a plus and also informing you an lrt will rumble past your building increasing noise levels.

A community in Caledon was built before the 410 extension and they displayed the 410 in all their advertising and the home owners still successfully sued claiming decreased property values when the highway extension was built behind their houses. #whataworld
 

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Listing it as a plus and also informing you an lrt will rumble past your building increasing noise levels.

While true, I've not found the new LRVs on rebuilt track where there are no switches to be not very loud, pretty quiet actually; and eglinton will have few switches/interchanges.
 
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Listing it as a plus and also informing you an lrt will rumble past your building increasing noise levels.

A community in Caledon was built before the 410 extension and they displayed the 410 in all their advertising and the home owners still successfully sued claiming decreased property values when the highway extension was built behind their houses. #whataworld

If they go with concrete between the tracks, it will be noisy. If they go with grass, it will be less noisy. As well, the bogie skirts on the light rail vehicles will make them less noisy than the truck traffic.


On this video, the wind seems to be more noisier than the light rail vehicle.
 

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If they go with concrete between the tracks, it will be noisy. If they go with grass, it will be less noisy. As well, the bogie skirts on the light rail vehicles will make them less noisy than the truck traffic.

Does Astroturf make the tracks more or less noisy? It's halfway between concrete and grass.
 

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...snip...
Also let's remember that it's not just the airport that people are trying to get to, it's the airport corportae centre as well. UPX is useless for people who work in that area; Crosstown West on the other hand would significantly boost accessibility to that area.
+1. If we want to encourage transit use to the Office and Industrial areas surrounding the airport than we need to have transit that serves those areas.
 

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From today's City staff report:

Eglinton West LRT The Province has provided no new information on the Eglinton West LRT since the supplementary report EX4.1d. City and TTC staff will provide an update to City Council as appropriate.
 

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I think he's sad because that store (located on Eg west) was sold off for redevelopment lol
 

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I think he's sad because that store (located on Eg west) was sold off for redevelopment lol

The "Mulham" surface stop would be located near 4000 Eglinton Avenue West (Notting Hill Condos)/ Plant World. Under Ford Nation's "Bizzaro World", there would be no surface stops of any kind.


From link.
 
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