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micheal_can

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Lets hope GO-RER is done by then, or else these are going to be some really undesirable stations.

"The next train will arrive on platform 2 in 2028...wait time until the next train is 2 years"

One would hope the 2 agencies are talking to each other to ensure that the stations will be used once opened.
 

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Thats interesting because I could have sworn that the 2018 Toronto transit expansion map showed Bloor/Lansdowne station as a Metrolinx station (green)
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Yeah, in the 2016 agreement the Smartrack Stations were to be Toronto's responsibility to design and pay for, with Metrolinx handling the tender process.

The 2 GO stations are for Metrolinx to design/tender, and Toronto to pay for via $20M/year in GO capital fees.
 
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as much as this program has been a bit of a joke since the beginning, its hard to argue that these stations won't bring big benefits to their local areas. I am looking forward to seeing this happen, and greatly improve the business case for fare integration in the process.
 

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as much as this program has been a bit of a joke since the beginning, its hard to argue that these stations won't bring big benefits to their local areas. I am looking forward to seeing this happen, and greatly improve the business case for fare integration in the process.
exactly! I can't wait for the Bloor-Lansdowne station (with all-day two-way service) to cut my commute in half
 

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The Bloor-Lansdowne Station is almost useless - poor connections to Bloor Street, and awful access to the subway, especially without a multi-use path overpass to the north side. Cutting the south side tunnel and stairs makes access to MoCA and the bike parking areas really bad. Imagine you get off a northbound train and you're at the south side of the platform.

It's been value engineered to death. And we're paying for it and calling it SmartTrack?

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Interesting how some station structures, tunnels, etc have been "deferred". These stations will be quite bare bones.

Perhaps that will be a contrast to the more customary Metrolinx design largesse.

- Paul
 

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Interesting how some station structures, tunnels, etc have been "deferred". These stations will be quite bare bones.

Perhaps that will be a contrast to the more customary Metrolinx design largesse.

- Paul

But no reduction in budget.

These stations are strikingly expensive for what they propose to deliver.

At this price point, I expect granite platforms, elaborate canopies, and finishes second to none.
 

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