I mean it is bad? The region is indeed a region and minimizing confusion is good - if someone wants to go to Steeles it would be good for that to not potentially be many rail stops in different places!On a recent map I noticed it said the station names are "subject to change". If Metrolinx has a say in the names, and decides that the "Dundas" stop shouldn't be the name for the stop on Dundas because there's a Dundas station on the Yonge line, I'll have a meltdown. Same thing for "Eglinton" come to think of it.
ETA I just noticed that the Steeles stop is named "Brampton Gateway Terminal" instead of the more logical "Steeles"....ughhhh.
I have ridden a fair number of so call LRT in NA and they offer a smooth rider compare to any type of bus system. Same can be said for Europe with the exception of a few system with open tracks that need work. This includes the U-Bahn line 4 and 7 ROW in Frankfurt that used to be a tram line at the north end.I recently has the chance to ride both the ION LRT in K-W and the Züm bus in Brampton. It was day and night.
The Züm articulated bus was pretty quick, especially in the late evening when it really... zoomed... but it was loud as heck, both from engine noise and from what sounded like hundreds of loose screws only barely keeping the thing together. Every bump on the road made a racket. The bus kneeling was loud, as were the doors. The whole experience was uncomfortable at best.
The LRT was luxury by comparison. The ride was completely smooth with the exception of running over switches, which had a muted rumble. It was fast too, with priority signalling that made it feel like first-class traffic. The trip I took was faster than it would've been by car.
If the HuLRT takes its lessons from ION, it can be amazing. So many people in this thread criticize it, I think, because their idea of light rail is based on the Toronto streetcars. That's not what a proper LRT is. Seriously, ride the ION to get a real sense of what we can accomplish with these kinds of systems in the GTA.
I mean it is bad? The region is indeed a region and minimizing confusion is good - if someone wants to go to Steeles it would be good for that to not potentially be many rail stops in different places!
Does every under construction thread need to turn into a we should have built this instead thread?Imagine this was a raised transit network instead of an LRT. Way faster service and would be immune to all traffic concerns below.
Great shots and still a hell a lot work to be done 9 days.At the QEW.
@drum118 is right. This is going to be a complete cluster Oct 28th to 31. Let's just hope they reopen on time!
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I don't know how they plan on getting two lanes east bound here on the eastbound ramp. That newly paved one just dies and it doesn't look like they are going to extend it. Same thing happens westbound so I don't know why they say they are maintaining two lanes in each direction.
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Westbound off ramp
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Where the big dig will occur.
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Another southbound view
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Looking at your shots is showing the same things I saw on the ground a few weeks ago and raise some questions then as well now.Some photos from today. I had planned to scope out the northern sections of this project but man, those winds today! I need to shoot when I have calm winds or an east wind so if I lose signal and GPS, Mini2 won't drift into Pearson
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Here are the only two shots I managed to make yesterday between Port Credit GO and QEW. Winds were gusting pretty good and I couldn't maintain position. Something went awry with the water in front of this building.
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