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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

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Having just returned from Ottawa I am pretty happy that Finch will be getting the Alstom cars, I personally think they are FAR better in terms of layout than the Bombardier ones.

I've also heard a lot suggesting both Finch and Eglinton will be getting pretty aggressive signal priority. Given that much perhaps Toronto's LRT sub-network will actually be quite successful.
The annoying part is that the Alstom's will will be used on Finch. Eglinton would likely have more ridership than on Finch so the Alstom's would suit Eglinton better than Finch.
 

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The annoying part is that the Alstom's will will be used on Finch. Eglinton would likely have more ridership than on Finch so the Alstom's would suit Eglinton better than Finch.
Yes they should have used Alstom Citadis on Eglinton and BBD Flexitys on Finch at the start. Finch would only operate with 48' single LRVs instead of 60' trains now. I think it's late to modify the car length for Eglinton. If they are instead used on Eglinton, they'll have to extend the platform by a few metres and possibly have to modify the Eglinton MSF to fit these longer LRVs. I doubt we'll see the Citadis operate in 2-car consists in the GTA within the next 10-15 years unless they decided to operate the Hurontario LRT at unattractive headways of ~15 minutes.
 

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^ Indeed. I found that odd in the rendering. I checked the documents for the MSF and it doesn't have a specific track drawing for the entrance. Just this:

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(Source: went here and then here).

I checked the track plan here (Part 1 PDF) and it doesn't show the tracks leading into the MSF: [note two design plates have been combined]

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^ Indeed. I found that odd in the rendering. I checked the documents for the MSF and it doesn't have a specific track drawing for the entrance. Just this:

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(Source: went here and then here).

I checked the track plan here (Part 1 PDF) and it doesn't show the tracks leading into the MSF: [note two design plates have been combined]
I think this is an old design, they are leaving a 32m right of way along Finch for future development.
 

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