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Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

They could've easily opened the Eastern above grade portion and terminate at science centere but in pursuit of their politcal ego verster insisted it all open at once... shame really..
And how exactly would they reliably get trains from the MSF, and back over there reliably on a day to day basis?
 
And how exactly would they reliably get trains from the MSF, and back over there reliably on a day to day basis?
remember theyve been running trains on test end-to-end for a few months now.
just because you cant use the station doesnt mean that the rails are fully operational
 
Why didn’t they construct those two first and foremost then?
In all fairness, those stations have a complex issue none of the other stations have. Underpinning an operational subway line. At Kennedy the platforms are parallel so they didn't have that problem, but Eglinton and Cedarvale both need extensive supports built to hold the Line 1 tunnel in place before any real construction below could begin. There's just a longer timeline to build these stations than any of the others. Doesn't excuse the mismanagement of the project Crosslinx has done here, but there's a reason why it's these two stations that are the problem. And Eglinton Station also has the additional element of moving the Line 1 platform northward, on top of everything else.
 
If they built it above ground like they originally planned it would have cost half as much and would have been completed three years ago. Thanks Rob Ford.
 
remember theyve been running trains on test end-to-end for a few months now.
just because you cant use the station doesnt mean that the rails are fully operational
Running test trains is much different then running ~6+ LRV train sets regularly for an east end only regular service. It's just not feasible at all.
 
remember theyve been running trains on test end-to-end for a few months now.
just because you cant use the station doesnt mean that the rails are fully operational
I was once warm to this idea ... but I don't see a point anymore. What's the point of a Science Centre - Kennedy or Leaside - Kennedy service? It doesn't connect to anything, passes through mostly industrial land/stroad, and would be an operation headache. Not to mention the fact that the press will definitely jump on "why can't they open the whole thing?"
 

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