They said on the Metrolinx podcast that they don't do it because of required ultrasonic testing of the rails from the federal transit ministry, but there could be other factors too. For example environmental concerns with the paint.Paint does not work in the cold?
For just 2 trainsets (or has it now bloated to 3). Lakeshore East width is good for 6 tracks; but with 2 lost from the Don to Pape, for the Ontario Line, park some trainsets between Pape and Coxwell, along new track there. Or east of Danforth GO, where there's not any environmental concerns.What are the other possible locations?
For just parking a train or two perhaps. But the amount of other infrastructure that's too be built in an environmentally sensitive area - which seems to keep increasing - is the issue. It also makes future use of that track (which hasn't been legally abandoned) very difficult.An abandoned rail line near Union? Sounds like a jackpot to me...
While I agree with you that the "environmentally sensitive" part has been very seriously overplayed.....Oh man won’t someone please protect this sensitive part of the Don Valley LITERALLY RIGHT NEXT TO THE DVP.
If you can’t build this kind of light train parking and cleaning facility right next to a highway, there is nowhere else you could build it.