Not to pour too much water on this idea, but I can't see it making much financial sense.
This is key.But this exercise might pay off in terms of catalyzing interest and hope where there was little before. Time will tell.
That a nice "Big Four" bridge to see a night with the light show as well walking it. Saw it last year for the first time and hope to see more of it in Aug again. It would be nice to see steam trains in Ontario, but no tracks to do so for long runs.This is key.
If I were to resurrect the wakefield steam train or fund the northern spur of this project with a Bayview stop, thos makes enough sense to look further into.
Several elements, independently, are worthy of being funded even without this project -- such as great new pedestrian/cycle infrastructure (separate govt pitch in).
Look at the pedestrianization of the "Big Four" iron rail bridge in Louisville, Kentucky -- it has become one of their bigger tourist draws! It is almost their new "TORONTO" sign now, #2 tourism right after Kentucky Derby.
Whoa...For a moment I though he was talking "catenary"...still not too sure what it is.“We will have to buy new cars, we will put at level also some station, to wire them, some wire replacement we have to make, we're talking about an elevator,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
That's relevant to a number of forums at this site, not just this one, and remains a template that others, Ottawa included, might have to copy...which is probably the *real* intent of the Moose proposal. As much as they claim to be 'without subsidy'...we all know that's just PR. They're looking to attract capital to the Capital.Much of the money for phase two will go to extended the metro’s blue line, as well as in creating a light rail system.
In April the Caisse de Depot proposed building a light rail system that would go over the Champlain bridge, and would connect to the West Island and Deux Montagnes as well, however the Caisse said it would still need $2.5 billion in government funding in order to proceed.
The announcement on that funding is expected over the next few months.
Supposedly, 3 coach consists. I think.Well. That train is big enough to scoop up most of the working population of many of the towns along the line in one fell swoop.