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The train would need to leave London at 6am, so the train would need to leave Kitchener at 3:30.
Earlier you said it would leave Toronto at 4 AM. which at best is Kitchener at 5:30 AM. Why then would it have to leave Kitchener at 3:30 AM?

Either way, I'm sure there's little demand for trips westbound at that time. If people are travelling at that time, the 401 is empty, and it's infinitely quicker to drive - unlike the daytime.
 

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Earlier you said it would leave Toronto at 4 AM. which at best is Kitchener at 5:30 AM. Why then would it have to leave Kitchener at 3:30 AM?

Either way, I'm sure there's little demand for trips westbound at that time. If people are travelling at that time, the 401 is empty, and it's infinitely quicker to drive - unlike the daytime.
Sorry I dont have the exact time required for the train to travel from Kitchener to London, and have enough time to board passengers and head out to Toronto.
You would want to be in Toronto before 9am.

There is a 7:24 VIA train from London that gets to Kitchener at 9:16 and gets into Toronto for 10:53. That means that train would need to leave London around 5:00 considering it makes more stops to get to Toronto by 9am.
 

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Do GO and VIA use common hookups for hotel power, given they use different voltages for HEP? If not, then presumably that would add an item to the notion of laying over GO equipment in London.
 

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Do GO and VIA use common hookups for hotel power, given they use different voltages for HEP? If not, then presumably that would add an item to the notion of laying over GO equipment in London.
The physical plugs are the same, although the pin configurations within the plugs are different.

I've never heard of setting up a dual-voltage layover setup, and considering the requisite differences in wiring - while I'm sure it could be sorted out - it would still make it far too easy to "accidentally" plug the equipment into the wrong system. That said, there are alternate ways of doing it - there are portable step-down (and step-up) transformers that allow for the required change in voltage in a unit the size of a large suitcase.

Dan
 

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Could they have different wayside power units for VIA and GO? Different colours?
Sure, but.....

You still need them to output different voltages - VIA uses 480vAC and GO uses 575vAC. That's not an overnight thing to fix - it will take several weeks at least to set up the new feeds to the distribution network, install new transformers, install the new wayside cabinets, run conduit, etc.

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Sure, but.....

You still need them to output different voltages - VIA uses 480vAC and GO uses 575vAC. That's not an overnight thing to fix - it will take several weeks at least to set up the new feeds to the distribution network, install new transformers, install the new wayside cabinets, run conduit, etc.

Dan
Someone mentioned that there is a rumor that they want to get service started in October so if that's true, then they should get started on that now....
 

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Hopefully the schedule is both ways at both rush hours (although at the speed of this corridor using the word "rush hour" is a misnomer).

Westbound (down)Westbound (down)Eastbound (up)Eastbound (up)
Toronto06:3017:1909:4320:29
Kitchener08:0819:0508:0218:51
London09:5920:5606:1117:00
 

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Only issue with that schedule is that they would likely want two platforms in Kitchener when they cross, at least for the morning trips.
 

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Hopefully the schedule is both ways at both rush hours (although at the speed of this corridor using the word "rush hour" is a misnomer).

Westbound (down)Westbound (down)Eastbound (up)Eastbound (up)
Toronto06:3017:1909:4320:29
Kitchener08:0819:0508:0218:51
London09:5920:5606:1117:00

Counter peak service just won’t happen until the sidings are restored west of Georgetown. That work is still awaiting procurement. Possibly in a year or two.

- Paul
 

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