- May 20, 2007
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I was thinking of that TTC upgrade the other day. They were promising that with the automation, trains could be run "closer together", lessening the wait times. Yet with recent cuts to service, they are saying wait times will increase, as well as prices.
The service reductions and the price increase are political choices, and unrelated to Automatic Train Control (the signal upgrades to which are you are referring).
Those signal upgrades were only done to Line 1, not to Line 2, 3 or 4. There is also some minor outstanding work on Line 1 for sidings and the like which may or may not have been completed yet.
Makes me also wonder what happened to the promises of 15 mins service on Lakeshore East and 20 mins on Lakeshore West pre-pandemic. We got that for such a short amount of time. These are both 30 min service now post-pandemic with no indications of returning to the speedier service.
Lakeshore East is currently the subject of major construction both for the Ontario Line and the LSE Corridor expansion east thereof adding a 4th track, so it's unlikely 15M off-peak will be returning there for awhile.
LSW could see it restored tomorrow if Metrolinx were given the $$ and the political push.(subject to having enough staff) Again a choice largely made at the Ministerial level; though likely recommended by Mx, partially due to lower ridership, but also to deal with staff shortages and construction.