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So how will this work exactly? Do they just offload one of the crew at St George?
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The usual excuse given for no grass on the TTC's streetcar right-of-way, is that emergency vehicles can't use the right-of-way because of the grass.

Tell that to Europe.

Giant fire trucks on track​

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SPANISH FIRE TRUCK, RAILROAD FIRE ENGINE FOR AN EXERCISE IN THE PERTHUS TUNNEL, HIGH_SPEED RAILROAD BETWEEN SPAIN AND FRANCE, PYRENEES_ORIENTALES 66, FRANCE​

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Road-rail vehicle specialist Zweiweg will be showing one of its modified fire and rescue vehicles at InnoTrans 2016
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To be fair, the issue is not that you can't get a vehicle which can operate on rails (these are designed for tunnels etc) but that emergency vehicles want to use the space to bypass traffic. Even if using steel wheels was practical to bypass traffic, you'd still need to put them on every fire truck.
 

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To be fair, the issue is not that you can't get a vehicle which can operate on rails (these are designed for tunnels etc) but that emergency vehicles want to use the space to bypass traffic. Even if using steel wheels was practical to bypass traffic, you'd still need to put them on every fire truck.
Yet we see trucks of all kinds drive over grass in driveways, parks, baseball fields, football fields, soccer pitches, etc. where there are no roads. If there is good drainage, driving on grass shouldn't be problem. If the rainwater is left undrained, yes it could be a problem, but just do it properly.

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To be fair, the issue is not that you can't get a vehicle which can operate on rails (these are designed for tunnels etc) but that emergency vehicles want to use the space to bypass traffic. Even if using steel wheels was practical to bypass traffic, you'd still need to put them on every fire truck.
And if if you have ever watched the change-over of a rail service vehicle, it's not exactly quick, certainly not in emergency response times.
 

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Toronto made the list.

The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World


I have to say, my rides on GO have been much less pleasant ever since they installed the "airliner gong" for their station stop announcements. That particular sound is burned into my brain as a part of air travel, and every time it goes off I am reminded too much of how jangling air travel can be. Pavlov at work.

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Toronto made the list.

The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World


I have to say, my rides on GO have been much less pleasant ever since they installed the "airliner gong" for their station stop announcements. That particular sound is burned into my brain as a part of air travel, and every time it goes off I am reminded too much of how jangling air travel can be. Pavlov at work.

- Paul
Unfortunately it requires an account.
 

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The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World


I have to say, my rides on GO have been much less pleasant ever since they installed the "airliner gong" for their station stop announcements. That particular sound is burned into my brain as a part of air travel, and every time it goes off I am reminded too much of how jangling air travel can be. Pavlov at work.

- Paul
And Japan has these melodies before each announcement on their high speed trains.
 

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Queen Street will be closed at Yonge for 4+ years to build Ontario Line. Metrolinx will pay for upgrades to streetcar tracks on Richmond, Adelaide, Victoria and York to allow Adelaide and Richmond to be used for diversions.
 

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Queen Street will be closed at Yonge for 4+ years to build Ontario Line. Metrolinx will pay for upgrades to streetcar tracks on Richmond, Adelaide, Victoria and York to allow Adelaide and Richmond to be used for diversions.
That's only for construction of the Yonge & Queen Station. They'll need to do the same with the University & Queen (Osgoode), Spadina & Queen, and Bathurst & King Stations.
 

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The TTC might as well just bustitute the 501 from Long Branch through to Church up until ~2030. I swear there hasnt been streetcar service on this stretch for half of the past decade if one puts all the construction timelines together.

Now what's going to be interesting is what will the city do (assuming TIFF) comes back. They used Queen as an alternative and without Queen being available, King will pretty much be the only major East-West arterial available between Dundas and Queens Quay.
 

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The TTC might as well just bustitute the 501 from Long Branch through to Church up until ~2030. I swear there hasnt been streetcar service on this stretch for half of the past decade if one puts all the construction timelines together.

Now what's going to be interesting is what will the city do (assuming TIFF) comes back. They used Queen as an alternative and without Queen being available, King will pretty much be the only major East-West arterial available between Dundas and Queens Quay.
If you read the full Metrolinx statement, it appears that Metrolinx will be spending $$$ to improve and restore tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and York.

“As part of this partnership, we’re also going to be funding the construction of diversion tracks that will link up with existing streetcar tracks, ultimately providing the TTC with the ability to offer more reliable service to its customers for years to come.”

“Even after the Ontario Line is completed, if streetcars need to divert from this area for special events, planned construction work, or unplanned detours, this new infrastructure will make that possible,” MacKay added.

Streetcar tracks that connect Queen Street to Richmond Street already exist for westbound route diversions, but Metrolinx will fund the construction of new tracks that will link Queen Street to Adelaide Street via York Street for eastbound diversions, as well as any other upgrades that may be needed on existing tracks in the area."
 

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If you read the full Metrolinx statement, it appears that Metrolinx will be spending $$$ to improve and restore tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and York.

“As part of this partnership, we’re also going to be funding the construction of diversion tracks that will link up with existing streetcar tracks, ultimately providing the TTC with the ability to offer more reliable service to its customers for years to come.”

“Even after the Ontario Line is completed, if streetcars need to divert from this area for special events, planned construction work, or unplanned detours, this new infrastructure will make that possible,” MacKay added.

Streetcar tracks that connect Queen Street to Richmond Street already exist for westbound route diversions, but Metrolinx will fund the construction of new tracks that will link Queen Street to Adelaide Street via York Street for eastbound diversions, as well as any other upgrades that may be needed on existing tracks in the area."
Guess I should always learn to read the full article before I open my mouth. My casual glance clearly isnt good enough.
 

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