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GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

Some photos of Bloomington GO Station.
The train station area was not open a few weeks ago, however there were cars parked and buses in the station with thView attachment 570471View attachment 570472e schedules running.
Ahh yes the crown jewel in the eyes of Metrolinx that is Bloomington GO. Why spend money on making stations like East Harbour look any good, when they can spend on palatial parking garages like this and win awards for it right?
 
Ahh yes the crown jewel in the eyes of Metrolinx that is Bloomington GO. Why spend money on making stations like East Harbour look any good, when they can spend on palatial parking garages like this and win awards for it right?
What, no love at all for the 'ol Garagemahal?

One can at least say; it's the monument the GTA deserves, if not the one it needs. 😏
 
Picture I took at West Harbour GO, indicates they may be close to completing all the preparatory works for connecting the station tracks to the main line?
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What, no love at all for the 'ol Garagemahal?

One can at least say; it's the monument the GTA deserves, if not the one it needs. 😏
The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
 
The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
I wouldn't be surprised if they just terminate trains at the Richmond Hill subway station when that opens.
 
The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
What, not even a wink towards the CP Don Sub?
 
The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
What’s this?
 
The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
The speed limit on the southern part of the Richmond Hill line is 35 mph (56 km/h) not 40 km/h.

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The best part about this huge waste of money is that its on the least used GO train line with a section that is in serious jeopardy of erosion and being abandoned, requiring trains to crawl through it at 40kmh, with next to 0 chance of frequency increase in the next 20 years.
I mean, part of the line will have to be upgraded and remain in use. Isn’t Metrolinx putting a rail yard in at York Mills/Leslie?
 
Using the former CP Belleville Sub (aka the Don Branch) assumes that ML would reactivate the old CN Leaside Spur which ran from the Bala Sub at Oriole down to CP at Leaside.

While some might argue that it was "railbanked", I am confident that there would be intense pushback if the idea of restoring a rail line along that corridor were put forward..... partly from residents along the trackage, and even more from people who have come to see that as part of the city's trail network.

I am willing to bet a steak dinner that it will never, ever be repurposed as a transit line. Be sure to call me to collect if it happens, but in the meanwhile - I really think this has become a fantasy idea and is no longer a serious transit option, even if it makes eminent sense..

- Paul
 
Using the former CP Belleville Sub (aka the Don Branch) assumes that ML would reactivate the old CN Leaside Spur which ran from the Bala Sub at Oriole down to CP at Leaside.

While some might argue that it was "railbanked", I am confident that there would be intense pushback if the idea of restoring a rail line along that corridor were put forward..... partly from residents along the trackage, and even more from people who have come to see that as part of the city's trail network.

I am willing to bet a steak dinner that it will never, ever be repurposed as a transit line. Be sure to call me to collect if it happens, but in the meanwhile - I really think this has become a fantasy idea and is no longer a serious transit option, even if it makes eminent sense..

- Paul
Agree with you 100%. There are things we can do to improve the speed on the southern Richmond Hill Corridor, such as banking the curves.

Today, Oriole (roughly Sheppard) to Union is 34 mins on the RH GO Line. It’s about 26 mins from Sheppard-Yonge to Union via TTC Line 1, and 39 minutes from Line 4 Leslie station to Union via Line 1. Obviously speeding up GO service is important, but new stations at transit deserts like York Mills and Leslie could be served with better RH GO service.
 

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