Lots of ways to do it. For the power - options vary from "reading the meter" on each locomotive/EMU to negotiating a per train or even annual set price for the electricity using some base assumptions about the likely energy consumption. for operating and maintaining the catenary, determining the relative share of maintenance and operating costs to be covered would be much like determining dispatching and MOW maintenance charges. I'm sure that provision would just find its way into the service agreement between VIA and ML.I wonder if the VIA Trains that use this corridor could get a dual-mode loco and use the electrification to their benefit.
Not only talking about whether its technically possible or worth it for them, but I mean more along the lines of would Metrolinx allow them to?
Whats the protocol on overhead power sharing? It must be different than allowing trains to use your track
Have we heard anything that states definitively that CN and ML have reached an agreement over the Halton Sub section? The recent service improvements appear to imply that, and ML must have some confidence in CN's comfort with their plans to proceed with this TPAP . But I haven't seen anything saying this for the record. The concept of dual mode is speculative (and not a bad idea) - but do we know anything as fact?
Certainly a good question for upcoming town halls.