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The amount of disgusting things i've seen happen on the front-to-back facing seats, would make most people never want to sit in those seats again. Part of the reason i never wanted the TTC to go with that arrangement in the first place, but here we are.
 

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The amount of disgusting things i've seen happen on the front-to-back facing seats, would make most people never want to sit in those seats again. Part of the reason i never wanted the TTC to go with that arrangement in the first place, but here we are.

The worst I ever saw was a homeless person who had a strong feces odor. It smelled like he crapped his pants and urinated himself on the regular.

He is well known for riding the subway and clearing out an entire car.

Once someone made a complaint about him at Kennedy Station and the 58s said there was nothing they could do despite the fact it was a major health and safety issue.
 

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The worst I ever saw was a homeless person who had a strong feces odor. It smelled like he crapped his pants and urinated himself on the regular.

He is well known for riding the subway and clearing out an entire car.

Once someone made a complaint about him at Kennedy Station and the 58s said there was nothing they could do despite the fact it was a major health and safety issue.
It would be very difficult to fine someone without a fixed address.
 

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Out of curiosity.
Access to rapid transit stations (grade-separated) per ward.
* if counting UP service at Weston
** Ellesmere and Midland as one station
If station falls on a border, then the station gets counted to both wards on either side.
Etobicoke North 10Toronto-Danforth 146
Etobicoke Centre 21Don Valley West 153
Etobicoke-Lakeshore 34Don Valley East 160
Parkdale-High Park 45Don Valley North 174
York South-Weston 50 (1)*Willowdale 184
York Centre 64Beaches-East York 194
Humber River-Black Creek 73Scarborough Southwest 203
Eglinton-Lawrence 87Scarborough Centre 216 (5)**
Davenport 93Scarborough Agincourt 220
Spadina-Fort York 104Scarborough North 230
University-Rosedale 1116Scarborough-Guildwood 241
Toronto-St. Paul's 127Scarborough-Rouge Park 250
Toronto Centre 138
 

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Out of curiosity.
Access to rapid transit stations (grade-separated) per ward.
* if counting UP service at Weston
** Ellesmere and Midland as one station
If station falls on a border, then the station gets counted to both wards on either side.
Etobicoke North 10Toronto-Danforth 146
Etobicoke Centre 21Don Valley West 153
Etobicoke-Lakeshore 34Don Valley East 160
Parkdale-High Park 45Don Valley North 174
York South-Weston 50 (1)*Willowdale 184
York Centre 64Beaches-East York 194
Humber River-Black Creek 73Scarborough Southwest 203
Eglinton-Lawrence 87Scarborough Centre 216 (5)**
Davenport 93Scarborough Agincourt 220
Spadina-Fort York 104Scarborough North 230
University-Rosedale 1116Scarborough-Guildwood 241
Toronto-St. Paul's 127Scarborough-Rouge Park 250
Toronto Centre 138

If GO Train stations get headways similar to rapid transit stations in the United States (IE. 15 minutes), would they be considered "rapid transit"? What about GO Train stations at level crossings?

This is...

Chicago, Illinois: The Brown Line ‘L’​


The outer section of the Brown Line runs at ground level with frequent grade crossings protected by ordinary crossing gates and signals, such as this one at Francisco, showing a station entrance sandwiched between the tracks.

From link.
 

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look at those filthy elitists in Scarborough Centre making people in Agincourt feel like second class citizens :rolleyes:
 

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If GO Train stations get headways similar to rapid transit stations in the United States (IE. 15 minutes), would they be considered "rapid transit"? What about GO Train stations at level crossings?

This is...

Chicago, Illinois: The Brown Line ‘L’​


The outer section of the Brown Line runs at ground level with frequent grade crossings protected by ordinary crossing gates and signals, such as this one at Francisco, showing a station entrance sandwiched between the tracks.

From link.

To be fair, Chicago has an abysmal level of public transit ridership for a City of its size, by Canadian standards.

Its only a 13% modal share.

Also the Brown line has a frequency of 4-12 minutes; which certainly isn't terrible; but is also well below the TTC standard for any subway.
 

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If GO Train stations get headways similar to rapid transit stations in the United States (IE. 15 minutes), would they be considered "rapid transit"? What about GO Train stations at level crossings?

This is...

Chicago, Illinois: The Brown Line ‘L’​


The outer section of the Brown Line runs at ground level with frequent grade crossings protected by ordinary crossing gates and signals, such as this one at Francisco, showing a station entrance sandwiched between the tracks.

From link.
When GO gets to 15minutes or better headways for most of the day (morning peak/midday/evening peak/evening), then it's considered rapid transit, regardless of level crossings or not.
CTA Brown line is rapid transit. It is in their own separate right of way, is not part of a street, and the vehicles follow their own specific set of signals/rules (speed limits etc.).
 

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It's been said many times before in these pages that any comparison with China's construction is severely flawed.
Well, the same laws of physics, chemistry, engineering, etc. apply in China as here. So any difference in time to complete construction is a trade-off of cost, environmental protection, legal protections, etc. Are we making the right trade-off?
 

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It's been said many times before in these pages that any comparison with China's construction is severely flawed.

Yeah, weird that the same liberal people who are pro union, pro workers rights, etc then use China as an example of "what can be done"

Beijing also has a population thats almost 2/3 of the entire country of Canada....
 

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Something weird this morning:

My train gets to Rosedale northbound and stops in the station. After several minutes, the train is announced to be out of service due to a technical problem. We all exit and the operators set the train in "reverse" (so the tail lights face forward and the headlights face backwards) and continue driving northbound. All the while the train is beeping its horn automatically once a second.

I've never seen that happen and I have to wonder what kind of bug happened. Something to do with the ATC handoff?

(Things got more cursed with someone hopping onto the tracks for a stroll, stranding my replacement train, but that was another issue)
 

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If GO Train stations get headways similar to rapid transit stations in the United States (IE. 15 minutes), would they be considered "rapid transit"? What about GO Train stations at level crossings?

This is...

Chicago, Illinois: The Brown Line ‘L’​


The outer section of the Brown Line runs at ground level with frequent grade crossings protected by ordinary crossing gates and signals, such as this one at Francisco, showing a station entrance sandwiched between the tracks.

From link.

Frequency and grade-separation are certainly the key characteristics defining rapid transit. But what doesn't get brought up too often which I think also is defining: price. Or rather, price relative to nearby rapid transit. Also bathrooms.

How many "rapid transit" lines have bathrooms aboard their trains? And if cities have mainline rail lines running trains with rapid transit standards, what are their fares like relative to the more subway/metro systems that they're effectively or supposedly part and parcel of? This is one thing that could make or break RER being equated to a subway, at least in the public's POV. If it has bathrooms and carpets and costs twice as much as adjacent rapid transit, is it actually rapid transit?

Sort of similar thing happened with Spadina and St Clair to an extent. Was advertised as LRT, was built as LRT. But now we all consider it a streetcar.
 

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Frequency and grade-separation are certainly the key characteristics defining rapid transit. But what doesn't get brought up too often which I think also is defining: price. Or rather, price relative to nearby rapid transit. Also bathrooms.

How many "rapid transit" lines have bathrooms aboard their trains? And if cities have mainline rail lines running trains with rapid transit standards, what are their fares like relative to the more subway/metro systems that they're effectively or supposedly part and parcel of? This is one thing that could make or break RER being equated to a subway, at least in the public's POV. If it has bathrooms and carpets and costs twice as much as adjacent rapid transit, is it actually rapid transit?

Sort of similar thing happened with Spadina and St Clair to an extent. Was advertised as LRT, was built as LRT. But now we all consider it a streetcar.
At least for St Clair it was always ROW, never LRT. See below quote from the Toronto Sun in 2012 "The Ward 21, St. Paul’s councillor is asking councillors on the Toronto Transit Commission to order a third-party review of the St. Clair streetcar right-of-way project."
 

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