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GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

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Ohh i must have gotten confused, wasn't the issue caused by a cable problem (in really simple terms)?
At this point, I have no additional information beyond what I've already given - i.e. the problem originated within the leading F59.

Did the issue occur while still in the yard or while loading passengers at Union Station? I imagine that you can't block a platform track at Union Station forever - especially during PM peak...
The train had arrived at Union and was ready to start loading passengers. And yes, it did end up tying up a platform track for several hours.

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This is a political promise, and as such could go in the relevant political discussion thread; but as the subject of the promise is a hot topic in this thread, I will drop it here too:

From Stephen Del Duca:

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This is a political promise, and as such could go in the relevant political discussion thread; but as the subject of the promise is a hot topic in this thread, I will drop it here too:

From Stephen Del Duca:

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Every 15 minutes during the peak?

Somebody forgot to tell Del Duca that the AM peak service on Milton line was already every 11 minutes when he was transport minister...

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Oh man, so many ribbons to be cut! I'm surprised Del Duca hasn't combusted in delight.

You don't know that 1/2 of it; there's likely to be a Tim Horton's kiosk at every stop that opens after the station, justifying a second ribbon cutting!
 

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This is a political promise, and as such could go in the relevant political discussion thread; but as the subject of the promise is a hot topic in this thread, I will drop it here too:

From Stephen Del Duca:

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This guy couldn't even deliver on his own promise of all-day service to Kitchener. His words are not worth the toilet paper it's printed on.

As for the Hwy 413 comment, his party did plenty of their own highway projects like the 407 East extension. Where was all the concern for the environment when they did that?
 

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As for the Hwy 413 comment, his party did plenty of their own highway projects like the 407 East extension. Where was all the concern for the environment when they did that?
The local communities supported the 407 extension. Also, it was planned from day one, and the dead-end in Pickering was very problematic.

413 is very different - there are 3 other east-west highways already - and only one to the east. It's not supported by the municipality. And it doesn't fix a dead-end like problem.

I'm sure extending either extending 427 to Bolton, or 410, would not have the same issue.
 
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This guy couldn't even deliver on his own promise of all-day service to Kitchener. His words are not worth the toilet paper it's printed on.

As for the Hwy 413 comment, his party did plenty of their own highway projects like the 407 East extension. Where was all the concern for the environment when they did that?

It's been awhile since the various promises were discussed here. I do remember that there was a service expansion in August 2015 on a portion of the Kitchener Line when Del Duca was minister. Is there a specific promise you're recalling? I seem to recall that he seemed to be fairly careful to note expansion required negotiations with CN Rail, and this was noted in one of the provincial budgets. Maybe the 2016 or 2017 one I would have to double check. His predecessor may not have been as careful.

 
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This seems a bit old as news goes, and so may well have been posted already, but I couldn't turn it up with search............

Tender is out for the 4th track in the K-W corridor from Lansdowne to Black Creek:

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Issued: Oct 6th

Closes: Dec 17th
 

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You don't know that 1/2 of it; there's likely to be a Tim Horton's kiosk at every stop that opens after the station, justifying a second ribbon cutting!
Del Duca would totally attend a ribbon cutting for a the installation of the raised warning tiles at every single station if he was Transport Minister.
 

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The local communities supported the 407 extension. Also, it was planned from day one, and the dead-end in Pickering was very problematic.

413 is very different - there are 3 other east-west highways already - and only one to the east. It's not supported by the community. And it doesn't fix a dead-end like problem.

I'm sure extending either extending 427 to Bolton, or 410, would not have the same issue.
"Not supported by the community"?

Random environmentalists on Twitter do not represent the community unfortunately - most of the people living in Caledon and in the area unfortunately do strongly support the highway (notice how most of the municipalities that denounced the highway are nowhere near the highway).
 

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"Not supported by the community"?

Random environmentalists on Twitter do not represent the community unfortunately - most of the people living in Caledon and in the area unfortunately do strongly support the highway (notice how most of the municipalities that denounced the highway are nowhere near the highway).
Like Caledon, Brampton, and Vaughan, who oppose the highway and are nowhere near (that was sarcasm) the highway?

The GTA West will have regional impacts. Just like we take the considerations of all parts of the city when deciding where to build transit, and not just the immediate communities, we do the same with highway projects.
 

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