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GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

ShonTron

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no.

It takes years for technology to mature to a point where we will be comfortable to use. Early adopters run the risk of the technology not performing, not to mention the premium for having something that noone really knows how to install and maintain
in ample numbers. Overhead is here to stay. Lets establish the network first and then explore new tech when we have the time and money to do so.
Even Vancouver is looking to renew its trolley bus fleet when the time comes (within the decade), not replace it with a battery-electric fleet. They're also looking at battery buses that can charge off the overhead wires as well for routes that run partly under wire (the 95 B-Line to SFU is an obvious candidate).
 

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Given the fact Bombardier Omneo Premium has been around since 2010, other than France haven't seen or heard other countries buying them. In fact haven't heard much about this train at all. Then, only 177 have been delivery out of the 377 book, but no idea when book or delivery dates

Like most (ALL) Europe system DD cars, you need to be less than 6' tall to sit next to the window on the upper deck, otherwise your head is hitting the ceiling.

Haven't seen one and heard to say anything about the train. Speed is 160-200 km

Have rode a Stadler Kiss first hand and been inside of them, as well watching them arrive/depart stations. Hear and seen a lot about these trains and seems to have a good feed back. Sold all over the place. Max speed 160 km and been around since 2008

Why should we order Omneo trains over Kiss other than speed?? All platforms for Omneo trains have to be high floor.
 
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^ The RFP is still out. The next Metrolinx Board meeting is in June where in theory there should be a status update. I think that's about it.

The RFP is for "GO Expansion" formerly called GO Regional Express Rail (RER) and includes "electrification" (type to be decided by ProjectCo, the RFP winner) for "OnCorr". "OnCorr" are the designated portions of the GO Rail lines as set out in the EA/TPAP for OnCorr. There is an addendum to that EA/TPAP happening now.

Hope that helps and others can correct me if I got something wrong. @smallspy @crs1026
 

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Update May 15/20...........Hungarian railways are starting the procurement process for 50 battery powered trains. They will be able {like all battery trains} be able to run on both the electrified and non-electrified lines and will be replacing the polluting diesels they have now. They will be used on the Budapest commuter/suburban routes. There will be 2 train types.............20 200 seat trains and 30 150 seat trains and both will have a range of up to 120 km at 100 km/hr. The larger trains will begin delivery by 2023 to 2025 while the shorter trains by 2029.

Want to hear the really pathetic thing? .......... the procurment is going out now and the award will be announced late August 2020. Makes you realise how ridiculously bureaucratic Metrolinx is.
 

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^ what do you mean by "going out now"? The RFP was launched in March 2019.

 

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^ what do you mean by "going out now"? The RFP was launched in March 2019.
Launched and every single company kicked it back saying they refused to bid on it as packaged.

Metrolinx is doing some more EAs to help remove choke points BUT they're also expected to package it into multiple smaller pieces or with Metrolinx taking some of the risk.
 

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