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There's actually a potential third entrance in the CentreCourt Condo.
There is (or was supposed to be) a knock-out panel within the station, yes.

But did they say that they were going to build that entrance there as part of the building construction? If so, that's fantastic news.

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There is (or was supposed to be) a knock-out panel within the station, yes.

But did they say that they were going to build that entrance there as part of the building construction? If so, that's fantastic news.

Dan

Here you go:

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Source: CentreCourt's e-mail newsletter

The project name is actually The Forest Hill Condominiums, though CentreCourt is the name of the developer.
 
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If your headway is low enough, street crossings far enough apart, etc, I agree it can work just fine. A quick look at Denver LRT and the shortest headway I found was 10 minutes with most 15 or 30 minutes, and at that length of headway (and more spread out western city/int he burbs), signal priority will work just fine. Trying to make it work with 90s headways (which are awesome as a user, going from 10 minute to 90s headways saves everyone 4m15s per trip per direction!) not so much.

So why build 75% of a line to support 90s headways and all the expense related to that, to then ruin it with a section that can only reasonably support 5+ minute ones (or if your metrolinx, apparently they think they can get to 2 minute headways over that section based on the 15000 people per hour per direction). The only good news is that by pissing off both sides equally, it may actually be fixable with a better solution than a non-sense linear transfer and making this line what it truly should be. What is most annoying is that I doubt it would have cost that much more to do it right the first time....
Calgary and Edmonton both have the same crossing gates on its lines and they had very frequent service pre-pandemic. In the 3 minute range IIRC. There's no practical reason that they couldn't have done the same on Eglinton.
 

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i was thinking the same... it's June 2021 and they're only now just starting construction??
That taller grey building in the background of most of the photos? That's the secondary entrance structure, which also contains a lot of the ancillary equipment for the station. Transformer, ventilation, switchgear, etc.

So no, they're not only now just starting construction. They've been working above ground level for some time.

The main entrance will be located in the north-east corner of the intersection, and as it is a simpler facility - basically just an entrance pavilion - it will take far less time to erect.

Dan
 

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That taller grey building in the background of most of the photos? That's the secondary entrance structure, which also contains a lot of the ancillary equipment for the station. Transformer, ventilation, switchgear, etc.

So no, they're not only now just starting construction. They've been working above ground level for some time.

The main entrance will be located in the north-east corner of the intersection, and as it is a simpler facility - basically just an entrance pavilion - it will take far less time to erect.

Dan
well also since they found out that they got an extra year to complete the line they might as well relax their construction schedule. I fully expect them to be much farther down the road had the 2021 deadline been adhered to
 

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