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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

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Metrolinx just updated all of their previous replies on Metrolinx Engage to the following:

"There will be traffic signal priority at all 24 intersection sections along the FWLRT alignment."
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"Direct Signaling and Train Control System interface to traffic controllers will be implemented for the Traffic Signal Priority (TSP) function, such feature is absent from TTC St. Clair Streetcar. TSP will be implemented on all 24 intersections on the FWLRT alignment."
Good! I'm hoping the same goes for Eglinton. Just wondering why they said there was no priority initially. They actually mention signal priority many times in a FAQ page as well which is something we all missed. Released on April 3rd: http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greater...chwest/Finch-West-LRT-FAQs_Revised_April3.pdf
"The LRT will provide service that is faster and more frequent and reliable than existing bus service by travelling in dedicated lanes with signal priority at intersections."
 
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This signal priority is probably similar to what we see on King St today.

My experience there is that it works fairly well, but the streetcars obviously still hit the odd red. It's not foolproof. I'm concerned about the more complicated light cycles that will be happening along Finch and Eglinton, as each intersection will require exclusive left turn cycles which aren't on King St.

Of course not every light on King St has TSP either.
 

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Hwy 400 southbound will be closed between 407 and 401 from June 12-15. Likely for the first bridge replacement
You are correct, I Got this from Metrolinx the other day:

"As part of the Metrolinx Finch West LRT project, sections of the Highway 400 at the Finch Avenue West interchange will be closed for two consecutive weekends June 12-15 and June 19-22 in alternating directions to allow crews to replace the Highway 400 Bridge in stages.

During the first weekend closures from June 12-15, the southbound span of the Hwy. 400 Bridge will be removed and then replaced with a pre-constructed bridge deck. The northbound span of the Highway 400 Bridge will be replaced using the same approach on the weekend of June 19-22."
 

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How far was the york university busway to finch? I felt like they could've used that for a link between finch west and finch. Make an lrt or put an articulated bus on it or something. You can't tell me the 984 and 939 (or even the crosstown) are good alternatives to switch between the west-east part of line 1 (and vice versa). I felt like this busway could've been utilized in another way post subway extension opening with either extending it to finch or sheppard-yonge

And yes i know the 939 uses the busway for a bit but does that truly make a difference?
 

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How far was the york university busway to finch? I felt like they could've used that for a link between finch west and finch. Make an lrt or put an articulated bus on it or something. You can't tell me the 984 and 939 (or even the crosstown) are good alternatives to switch between the west-east part of line 1 (and vice versa). I felt like this busway could've been utilized in another way post subway extension opening with either extending it to finch or sheppard-yonge

And yes i know the 939 uses the busway for a bit but does that truly make a difference?
The hydro corridors need to be explored for potentials for busways or LRT or some kind of transit system, absolutely.

There are proposals constantly to use them, from GO-ALRT to a busway plan


But there are always many hurdles. You have to deal with the hydro companies, there are those big hydro towers in the way, which can cause issues with people with pace makers, much of the land is uneven or has obstacles like buildings, valleys, lakes, etc.

However I still agree, I think extending the busway along the Finch hydro corridor all the way to the Finch East GO station being planned, would be a cheap and effective way to add an express bus service to the TTC. Perhaps even let GO Buses use it, like with the Mississauga Transitway.
 

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The hydro corridors need to be explored for potentials for busways or LRT or some kind of transit system, absolutely.

There are proposals constantly to use them, from GO-ALRT to a busway plan


But there are always many hurdles. You have to deal with the hydro companies, there are those big hydro towers in the way, which can cause issues with people with pace makers, much of the land is uneven or has obstacles like buildings, valleys, lakes, etc.

However I still agree, I think extending the busway along the Finch hydro corridor all the way to the Finch East GO station being planned, would be a cheap and effective way to add an express bus service to the TTC. Perhaps even let GO Buses use it, like with the Mississauga Transitway.
You mean this?


I cam up with that years ago.
 

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I'm curious.................will Finch LRT be extended to the new Woodbine GO/RER station? I appreciate that Woodbine was announced well after planning for the Finch LRT took place but it seems like a natural extension and isn't very far. It would be an excellent transfer point for all kinds of destination............Pearson and York U being the obvious examples. I think the ridership level on the line would soar with relatively very little extra money.
 

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