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GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

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The trains are proven as they are standard Coradia EMU trains, it's just the power source is different. Alstom are contracted out to run the trains/maintenance.
source that the Coradia EMUs are certified or will be certified to run in Canada?
 

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Announcement today, likely GO related:

 

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Announcement today, likely GO related:
My bet is Off-corridor (Package 2) station enhancements.

There are only 2 Exhibition related tenders that IO is involved with, and I still believe Ford would announce the $8B+ On-Corridor results himself (probably at Union Station).

Scroll to bottom to tenders involving IO:
APP-2020-Final-External-Updated-May-21-2019.xlsx

Edit: Sometimes I wish Canada had UK style bookies so I could place an actual bet on this type of thing.
 
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My bet is Off-corridor (Package 2) station enhancements.

There are only 2 Exhibition related tenders that IO is involved with, and I still believe Ford would announce the $8B+ On-Corridor results himself (probably at Union Station).

Scroll to bottom to tenders involving IO:
APP-2020-Final-External-Updated-May-21-2019.xlsx

Edit: Sometimes I wish Canada had UK style bookies so I could place an actual bet on this type of thing.
What is included in the station enhancements?
 

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What is included in the station enhancements?
Excellent question. We've been told that much of the original off-corridor (package 2) hasn't survived so I really don't know. I would assume at a minimum everything required to accommodate future track additions would survive (platform shifts, new pedestrian tunnels, etc.).

The original proposal was basically bringing all existing stations up to the same level as the newest and recently renovated stations. Adjusting platform height to get closer to a level boarding, snow melt systems, shelter from weather for the entire platform length, etc. Bloomington GO station is a good proxy for changes that would be applied to most older stations.
 
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The chances of electrification not happening now is 0.

With MTR, DB, and SNCF here I want to point out their greatest asset is experience. All of the systems they operate that are remotely similar to what GO RER is planned to be are electric. Not hydrogen, not diesel, electric full stop.
 

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With this government? I wouldn't bet the lot ...

Sure, in a hundred years, it will be electrified. Whose to say that the PCs might not just cancel this completely, in some austerity lark.
You are so cynical that you're just making hilariously impossible suggestions.

Cancelling this now would be WAY worse than a scandal like the gas plants. The PCs may be jerks, but I seriously don't think they're aiming to do that.
 

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