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allengeorge

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So...uh...if they couldn’t find a place for the TPS, what does that mean? The article is rather short on the result of that. Kinda throws its hands up in the air.
 

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It appears that not only could they not find a location, they've apparently put the entire study on hold?
I don't understand, why can't it just go next to Hanlon Pkwy, or next to Guelph Jct, or next to the Costco or something? Why did they have to choose the park in the first place? And why do they put everything on hold? Seems a bit ridiculous...
 

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How about Rexdale GO Station?
Actually, that's absolutely what it should be. I take back my earlier suggestions. It might even be nice to get Woodbine Racetrack renamed Rexdale Racetrack (although, that'll never happen I'm guessing).
 

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I don't understand, why can't it just go next to Hanlon Pkwy, or next to Guelph Jct, or next to the Costco or something? Why did they have to choose the park in the first place? And why do they put everything on hold? Seems a bit ridiculous...

At first glance on Ye Olde Google Maps it looks like there's tons of room in the junction triangle, but unfortunately the city already has big plans for that:

Guelph Today | Massive subdivision proposed on former Lafarge lands

This is the only area on the west end of the Kitchener line with a major hydro line crossing it for the tap, maybe for the TPS they could expropriate the Maxwelton Therapy Group property (which I imagine would also not be popular) or Granite Homes just south of the wye.
 

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At first glance on Ye Olde Google Maps it looks like there's tons of room in the junction triangle, but unfortunately the city already has big plans for that:

Guelph Today | Massive subdivision proposed on former Lafarge lands

This is the only area on the west end of the Kitchener line with a major hydro line crossing it for the tap, maybe for the TPS they could expropriate the Maxwelton Therapy Group property (which I imagine would also not be popular) or Granite Homes just south of the wye.
How about the houses on Service Road?
 

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Metrolinx recently concluded the third round of virtual open houses for the GO Expansion Program. The GO Rail Network Electrification Project is one component of the broader GO Expansion program. Specifically, the purpose of this Environmental Project Report (EPR) Addendum is to assess additional electrification infrastructure required for new/upgraded tracks and layover facilities (which were studied as part of separate Metrolinx undertakings: “New Track & Facilities TPAP” and “Scarborough Junction Grade Separation TPAP”) proposed across various portions of the GO Rail Network and as such were not previously examined as part of the 2017 GO Rail Network Electrification Project TPAP.

We now are providing an update to the consultation materials posted during the recent Open House to include information about the Don Fleet Junction scope of work.

As part of GO Expansion, Metrolinx is working with Hydro One (as EA Co-Proponents) to define areas in the vicinity of Metrolinx rail corridors where proposed electrification infrastructure will conflict with existing Hydro One transmission lines, and to establish Environmental Assessment requirements for the new conflict solutions that were not previously assessed as part of the 2017 GO Rail Network Electrification EPR.

The purpose of this consultation is to provide updates regarding the proposed scope of work at the existing and new Don Fleet Junction. Proposed works at the Don Fleet Junction (JCT) are required to support the resolution of Hydro One conflicts within the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) and surrounding area previously presented as part of PIC # 3. Upgrades to the existing Don Fleet JCT (east side of Lower Don Trail) and construction of the new Don Fleet JCT (west side of Lower Don Trail) are required for the transition of the underground transmission circuits to overhead circuits. Please refer to the attached Figures.

The updates to the GO Rail Network Electrification Project regarding Don Fleet Junction have been posted on Metrolinx Engage here. The public review period for the Don Fleet Junction update is from February 2 to 11, 2021. During this period, we encourage all stakeholders to review the updates and share any questions and provide feedback to TorontoEast@metrolinx.com (East of Don River) and TorontoWest@metrolinx.com (West of Don River).

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Last slide tonight's in the Small's Creek presentation tonight. In response to a question, the contract has been tendered/awarded and they are working on the execution of it.


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"Originally, it looked as if GO trains couldn’t get over the GM bridge with its sharp bend and steep incline. Metrolinx worked out a way to get lighter, shorter passenger trains across the spur bridge."

Would this mean new rolling stock? Maybe they would use UP Express equipment from Bowmanville to Oshawa if it's replaced by electric rolling stock as part of the On Corr deal?

"The GM bridge reopening means Metrolinx will build a second bridge right next to the spur bridge, which may be a better way forward, according to Verster. It means passenger trains won’t have to pull over to wait for freight trains to pass. Operationally, the GO trains and CP freight trains will be very separated as they cross the highway."

UPDATE: Just realized this was posted in the GO Service thread.
 
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