Vehicle model aside (Flexity or not):I rather wait an extra year for Flexity Freedom than this. The design looks so uninspiring and ugly overall. Looks almost a bit outdated. I'll be a regular commuter btw.
That correct. The station box wasn't part of TYSSE but Finch West station is designed to handle commuters coming from the LRT thus won't have an awkward connection. The LRT station is small and shallow unlike the TYSSE station which includes the crossover tracks too. It would be built with the LRT.This was discussed about on the TYSSE thread. So there was a BlogTO post that said there was a prebuilt “station box”, while someone working on the project, Joanna Kervin, said that the Finch West LRT platform was not in the contract. So fake news. At least a breakout panel should be there.
Isn't the design ultimately up to the winning bidder? if so, I wouldn't read too much into these preliminary renderings.The Finch West LRT Instagram page just put up some preliminary renderings of the line. I must say, the surface stops look much more substantial than those in the Crosstown renderings. I'm impressed. The Finch West renderings look like they could generate a bit of "excitement" for this project.
I think this line is in a dire need of shedding some stops. Definitely get rid of Driftwood and one of Stevenson/Albion.
The Finch West LRT Instagram page just put up some preliminary renderings of the line. I must say, the surface stops look much more substantial than those in the Crosstown renderings. I'm impressed. The Finch West renderings look like they could generate a bit of "excitement" for this project.
Driftwood wasn’t part of the original proposal, but was added at public request.
It is interesting to see the "underground" section trenched, with it clearly being designed to allow a future extension. This station reminds me of Ottawa's Confederation Line LRT stations.
I know. That's the problem with the non-grade separated surface transit. Stops are cheap to build so if some constituents make a bit of noise (everyone wants a stop in front of their bungalow/apartment building) they can easily have new ones added even when unwarranted.
Or the Mississauga Transitway, but with trains.
Maybe low-ridership stops could be by request only? Trains don't have to stop if there's no one on the platform and no one wants to get off.