I guess we could mothball some of the excess surface stops if there is parallel bus service, to increawe average speeds. Just a shame that we spent money on them....Which I find incredibly annoying. There are a few on Eglinton that should be cut, and clearly only exists so that they could replace bus service. But now we have a bus service, so it effectively becomes a situation of "we have a local bus service, and we have an LRT that has too many stops that slow down trip times.
Is it my poor understanding of grammar, but doesn't it say the Finch lrt is late and over budget? The title says otherwise, but when I read and re-read it looks as if they are talking about the Finch line.
No track bed installation begun yet all the way from Weston to Islingtion? Yeah, this ain't opening in 2023.
If utilities are relocated and everything is ready to go, it shouldn't take too long to install them. A couple of months is all they need. If they can finish all the tracks by spring 2023, they should be able to open in fall 2023 (which is the targeted time). I suppose their expertise track installation team is small, so they'll have to do sections by sections.No track bed installation begun yet all the way from Weston to Islingtion? Yeah, this ain't opening in 2023.
I’m pretty sure there’s a hefty financial penalty if the consortium doesn’t finish on time unless there’s a Covid or act of God event that disrupts the whole project.Well looks like I may be wrong they just posted a bunch of notices that they are starting a lot of the guideway work b/w islington and weston in the next few months:
If they can get the tracks done by spring and testing started on the full route then maybe there's a chance this opens next year as planned, fingers crossed.