An internal safety system glitch is keeping trains from reaching 70 km/h on two key lineswww.therecord.com
It looks like the reason trains haven't been travelling at their maximum speed is because of a lack of ATC. I think Keolis' decision to launch in the summer regardless was the best decision, I just hope they get things fixed by the fall term.
I feel like much of ION was designed with little to no regard for any other mode. Walking, cycling, heck, even connections between it and GRT. Frustrating.
Excellent news that the slow speed is being mitigated
It was a bare-bones system. We paid less than a billion dollars for close to 20 km of light rail line. It makes sense that they cheaped out on things. Hopefully, they'll get fixed nonetheless.I feel like much of ION was designed with little to no regard for any other mode. Walking, cycling, heck, even connections between it and GRT. Frustrating.
I'm going by the region's quoted length (19 km), the distance they used for all the design papers back when the system was being proposed. I checked the distances as well, and the route itself is about 16 km, but when you include the split sections, it increases to 19 km.almost 20km? The line is like 16km by my measurement.
After more than 300,000 people rode the ION for free, the Region of Waterloo says rides remained up across the system even after people had to pay.kitchener.ctvnews.ca
During the paid period, average daily ridership is 14K PPD, with an additional 8-10K PPD across the entire system. As expected, ridership dropped by less than 50%.
PPD can range from anything, as passengers can get on and off between stops, but assuming that the PPD would be passengers travelling from Conestoga to Fairview,What is the as-built PPD?
I spotted some pedestrian "encouragement" at Northfield station today. The wall on the platform seemed to mostly be respected, but the cones were (clearly) completely ineffective. I'm curious to see what the permanent solution will be here and at the other stations with poor pedestrian accessibility.
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