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GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

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Isn't that a separate project that's already in procurement?
Tendered separately when the timeline was still targeting 2025.

Many Union Corridor track-work pieces were rolled into the larger tender when the timeline was extended. I expect the reconfiguration of Union Station (including decisions about what that looks like) were rolled in at the same time.

Those separate tenders haven't been officially cancelled but they do seem to be in a holding pattern; perhaps to be revived if there are no qualified/affordable bids for the giant DBOFM.
 

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^ Certainly appears to be a separate project but maybe they grouped it under "GO Expansion: Union Station Upgrade - Platform Expansion"?
 

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Passed thru Union on the way to the Jays game. 1 pre-game pic on Platforms 6/7, rest are after looking south from west-end of Platform 4

Tactile edging done. Definite improvement in lighting/brightness. New screens installed, not yet activated.

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One those screens are lit up (and the temporary lighting transfers to the new permanent lighting built into those utilities ducts)...

...It finally look like proper 21st century old-station-retrofit infrastructure rather than a Happy New Year 1983 dated train station platform look.

Welcome to the 21st century. Finally.
 

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So, the colour for those bulkheads is grey, and the turquoise is just protective covering until the installation is complete?
Yes, it's like those protective films you have to peel off your new smartphones, cameras, and gadgets.

Time to unbox the whole Union station! We've been waiting over 10 years. Less construction hoarding. More shiny please. :D
 
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Yes, it's like those protective films you have to peel off your new smartphones, cameras, and gadgets.

Time to unbox the whole Union station! We've been waiting over 10 years. Less construction hoarding. More shiny please. :D
Just look up the "new" roof - it's about as shiny as when they tore it down. Only in this town will we get all ga-ga about lights getting put up in a train station.

AoD
 

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To be fair, I meant "unbox the whole station already, please, pretty please, with sugar on top" ;)

</5 year old impatiently waiting for Christmas Day, witnessing the "first giftwrap" arriving>
 

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NOTICE - Demolition/Reconstruction of Yonge Street Bridge Trainman Walkway beginning, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

From Tuesday, October 15 to Friday, October 25, 2019 Metrolinx will be performing nighttime construction work on the Yonge Street Bridge from 8:00pm – 5:00am, Monday through Friday. Although a daytime work schedule was initially proposed, a collaborative study assessed that due to the need for specific and increased safety conditions on, under and around the bridge, it was deemed not feasible, and therefore not recommended.


Work will involve demolition and reconstruction of a new rail-side trainman walkway on the south side of the bridge.
Noise associated with this work will include:
  • saw cutting,
  • banging, jack-hammering
  • low frequency humming, and
  • back-up beepers.

Metrolinx has communicated to all contracted work teams that due diligence must be exercised at all times. A wet saw cutter will be used to reduce noise considerably.
 

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