I do hate GOs incremental approach. Numerous vague/ambiguous announcements and non-delivered results.
Exactly. And today, signal issues everywhere. GO takes forever to do anything.I do hate GOs incremental approach. Numerous vague/ambiguous announcements and non-delivered results.
TTC might get be a little late, but when they promise certain capacity after such-and-such a project they usually get pretty close; resignalling not included.
IMO, the resignalling project has all the same issues as GOs incremental approaches. A number of required items for the wanted results are not a part of the project or even funded.
Does this break the all-time record for the fastest Union-to-Hamilton trip time for a 12-car bilevel? (vegata_skyline, you might know) It seemed to be going almost always flat-out at the rail speed limits in most sections. This train made GO Tracker exciting to watch as I've never seen a GOtrain rush that fast to Hamilton; it might portend what is the theoretical limit of speedups we might see from RER electrification, if eventually extra tracks and electric express trains were reliable enough to allow timetabled operation this fast. This is kind of why I was watching GO Tracker -- what does rail speed limits allow, if a GO train was allowed to go flat out safely?
Yes. Would not be surprised if there was a 45 minute express back in the olden days, when there were far fewer grade crossings.47 minutes. I wonder what the record was with steam engines, back when they used to run 1-stop or so expresses frequently. As I noted previously in this thread, it was scheduled to be 55 minutes back in 1950 to Hamilton (now West Harbour) from Union, with a stop at Sunnyside.
Does this break the all-time record for the fastest Union-to-Hamilton trip time for a 12-car bilevel? (vegata_skyline, you might know)
This started out as a question of how it compared to historic travel times. Given that the platform for West Harbour GO overlaps (barely) the old platform for the CN Hamilton station, then the travel times are comparable.Is it a Union to Hamilton record? Absolutely! Then again it's not like the previous records been around for long... I mean we only started stopping at the West Harbour GO Station a couple weeks ago