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cplchanb

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All the wasted space makes me regret we didn't go with 7 segment trains . . . or just fully grade separate it and do a metro
wasnt 7 segment trains offered after they purchased this? a considerable premium to make changes like this aftter all the budgetting has been completed
 

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what you lose in "wasted space" you gain in operational flexibility. There's very little need to run a 3 car train at 11 PM most of the time.
True, but at the same time there isn't much of a cost to it either. Maybe the cost of maintenance is higher if you run full length trains, but the most expensive part of running trains is operation costs, and the costs of having a driver, and in that case whether you run 3 car trains or a single car doesn't matter too much. If we have a fully automated metro like what Vancouver has, then yes there is incentive. Since there is no operator, it costs as much to have a 2 car train run every 6 minutes as it does a 1 car train every 3 minutes. This isn't the case for what's being built on Eglinton.
 

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All the wasted space makes me regret we didn't go with 7 segment trains . . . or just fully grade separate it and do a metro

If this line reaches overcapacity (which is not projected for a long time), the gov can grade separate it eventually. That is what LA is now doing with their old LRTs. Not sure how the political climate will be then. But hopefully, attitudes will warm to elevated rail after other ones open in Toronto. (Ontario Line)
 

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Ottawa is learning that the convenience of being able to do that, does not actually exist. They had that plan too, but they have left them connected.
Ottawa doesn't always try very hard. They bought hybrid buses years ago and decided it was too much work to actually drive them on urban stop and start routes, so they drove them on express routes and decided they didn't save money. I am not sure they aren't doing the same thing with running shorter trains at night.
 

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This is the first of 3 posting for the line as the 3 posting are for 3 different areas that are tag different and in their own album. There is a lot more up on site for the 2 main areas at this time and the 3rd will be up by tonight.

Kennedy Intersection with traffic lanes being move back to their original location along with new sidewalk and driveways
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Kennedy Rd to Victoria Park
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Last Town Hall for the crosstown lrt (Don Mills to Kennedy portion) starts in 20 minutes. ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS!!

 

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Last Town Hall for the crosstown lrt (Don Mills to Kennedy portion) starts in 20 minutes. ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS!!

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