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Finch West Line 6 LRT

April 26
I did not feel like sitting in the stop and go traffic for the westbound 401 today and used Sheppard to Bathurst and then Finch to Mississauga for my return trip from the east end.

What I saw today does not match the 99% completion number that been posted here, and it is more like 85% for the corridor. If you are talking the ROW, only 99% is pushing it All the stations east of Jane were been worked on and without stopping and looking at them, it was hard to say what happened.

There so much roadwork and sidewalk, let alone paving, going to be a fair number of months to be done with landscaping as well. All the bike lanes still need to be paved. Looks like some road paving has taken place, but it already cut up Weston Rd is a bottle neck, and it took me 6 lights to cross it from the CP bridge.

The platform screens were showing 3 different types of messages. Out of service, Testing, but most were saying Train arriving shortly considering no trains could run with work taking place at the stations and on the ROW. One thing I noticed was the transit signals. Most were 2 side by side with a few with one over the other. At various intersections, the Eastbound signals had 3 transit signals with 2 facing west and one facing east. This is to allow service in both directions for the eastbound track. Don't recall seeing 3 signals for the westbound track and could have missed them.

All or most existing bus stops going west are set up to bus stops after the LRT is open as they are the modern style with yellow edges at each end and behind the bike lane.

Overall, service can happen in the fall with some roadwork still on going.
 
^There is a large amount of paving and curb work still to be done along Finch - but on the row itself, there is virtually no material or construction equipment left staged along the line…. Just a few portapotties and some tarps protecting just-poured steps at most of the stations. The only unfinished item that I could spot were the plywood sheets covering over what I presume to be recesses for the traffic control sensors along the line. So I can accept that the line is ninety-something percent complete.
Getting the traffic control circuitry (if that’s what those plywood sheets are protecting) to 100% may take a while, but one would expect to see more frequent end to end LRV activity starting fairly soon.

- Paul
 
May CLC is now available: https://assets.metrolinx.com/image/upload/v1715346258/Images/Metrolinx/CLC_May_2024.pdf

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I believe they need to officially hand it over to the TTC? I assume they'd have a press conference for that.
 
I believe they need to officially hand it over to the TTC? I assume they'd have a press conference for that.
Yes, it is out of the question that a bunch of narcissists who did nothing except move money from one account to another would miss a chance to congratulate themselves on how great they are.

Hopefully everyone considers this a top priority or we may find ourselves waiting several months like we did with the first of the new Flexitys.
 
Seems pretty much done. Anybody know whether an opening announcement will be coming soon?
It will be in the fall when TTC funding of line 5 & 6 kicks in. As noted above, TTC wants time to test the line to make sure it is ready for service as well may sure the schedule is right. Then there is the training of drivers.

At the same time, roads, bike lanes, sidewalks need to be in place and finish.

What I have seen first hand, no reason for the line not to be in service this fall unless TTC find issues that will need time to fix.
 
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Yes, it is out of the question that a bunch of narcissists who did nothing except move money from one account to another would miss a chance to congratulate themselves on how great they are.

Hopefully everyone considers this a top priority or we may find ourselves waiting several months like we did with the first of the new Flexitys.
They do have a press conference for basically anything right? 🤣
 
Mentions an LRV has now traveled the entire line. I think that was the key piece of new news but if @Northern Light has time to listen, maybe there are other gems of info.

the ones I saw today actually had their nosecones attached so I'm thinking testing is going pretty well at this stage
 
Mentions an LRV has now traveled the entire line. I think that was the key piece of new news but if @Northern Light has time to listen, maybe there are other gems of info.


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