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GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

Allandale25

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Interesting interview with Phil Verster


The very interesting bits are
9:20 - Verster indicates that changes to the design at East Harbour will mean a flyunder at Scarboro Jct isn't needed. Intuitively that implies that Stouffville trains will end up on the north tracks from Don up to Scarboro Jct. I wonder what options that creates/eliminates for VIA HFR, and how express LSE will integrate with stopping trains on that route.

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@HaydenPoon is correct. The reference concept includes minimum service level requirements - how the winning proponent chooses to do that (which grade seps to build, trains, signaling, etc.) is up to them. The contract is designed to spur market innovation in this way. 1/2 ^pp

Follow up tweet:
Metrolinx has completed the necessary TPAPs for all potential grade seps, so needed approvals are in place for financial close, expected in the first half of this year. Once the proponent is on board, we can confirm with certainty which grade separations will go forward. 2/2 ^pp

Sorry - did not realize @Allandale25 had already posted.
 

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Text below:
@HaydenPoon is correct. The reference concept includes minimum service level requirements - how the winning proponent chooses to do that (which grade seps to build, trains, signaling, etc.) is up to them. The contract is designed to spur market innovation in this way. 1/2 ^pp

Follow up tweet:
Metrolinx has completed the necessary TPAPs for all potential grade seps, so needed approvals are in place for financial close, expected in the first half of this year. Once the proponent is on board, we can confirm with certainty which grade separations will go forward. 2/2 ^pp
Where would this spur be?
 

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Where would this spur be?
lol it's a term, not a rail spur.

Spur
Essential Meaning of spur
1: a sharp pointed object that is attached to the heel of a horse rider's boot and that is pressed into the horse's side to make the horse go faster
2: something that makes you want to do something or that causes something to happen : INCENTIVE
3: a mass of sharp rock on the side of a mountain
 

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That's an image that merits being brought forward:

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From the Tweet linked above

Clearing vegetation along the LSE for Mx
 

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The Walkway bridge at the west end of the north parking lot for Port Credit is back in service since the east entrance is now close, Looks like concrete has been pour for the west new Mary Fix Creek bridge and cover up.

The next phase will see the east bridge rebuilt as well the creek and most likely encase for the LRT line.
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