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TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

micheal_can

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Once the extension is completed and operational, am I correct that none of it will use the existing SRT infrastructure?
 

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If this is the case, if they can find a way to temporarily use the ROW of the SRT for buses, that would work. Mind you, why can't they just keep the SRT running till the extension is open?
The current fleet is 10 years past it's original life expectancy. The average life expectancy of subway and similar rolling stock is about 25 to 30 years with rebuilds. The current trains are near 40 years old at this point and getting parts for them is getting harder and harder now.
 

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The current fleet is 10 years past it's original life expectancy. The average life expectancy of subway and similar rolling stock is about 25 to 30 years with rebuilds. The current trains are near 40 years old at this point and getting parts for them is getting harder and harder now.
I used to be in the military. We made our own parts.... What is 5 more years? Run them at a lower frequency if need be.
 

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I used to be in the military. We made our own parts.... What is 5 more years? Run them at a lower frequency if need be.
The difference is funding. The TTC doesn't have the money too keep them running any longer. If Rob Ford hadn't cancelled the LRT projects we would have two LRT lines running by this point. The original plan was that the SRT would close after the Pan Am games was over and buses would run until the existing right of way was converted to be able to run the LRTs on at the same time a line was going to be extended from Don Mills sation to Sheppard Avenue East and medovalle road where both the Sheppard line and the extended Scarborough line would meet with one of them branching off to serve the Toronto Zoo. However do to city council changing the plans and everything having to go back to the planning stages it ment that they had to extend the SRT for longer and then with the province and Metrolinx redesigning everything again it delayed things even more than if the city of Toronto was building the line.
 

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P3 Market Update will be held today at 12:00 p.m. with Minister of Infrastructure. The SSE will likely be a topic of discussion. Link below if you are interested in attending.

 

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SSE mentioned in the IO CEO's letter and the latest market update.

 

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You are a funny person if you think the Canadian military has an almost infinite budget. We aren't the USA.

Its not just budget. Its risk. There is an expectation of safety that is on a civilian transit system that is not expected in the military. You can't just MacGyver and hack parts together on a public transit system like you can in the military. There are wayyyyyy stricter standards etc for a public transit system, and I know what you will reply with "the military has strict standards too" and, they do, but nothing near what is required for the TTC and GO.

People join the military with an expected understanding that there is risks involved with such a job. People do not go on a transit system expecting the same level of risk.
 

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They have a budget, but infinite is an amusing joke. The reason they make parts is because there is no budget for procuring newer equipment.

Militaries have strong maintenance teams (compared to private corporations and other government departments) because supply chain disruption during war is an expected problem with potentially severe consequences. Equipment is old due to budget, but essential new equipment can be largely rebuilt by staff too.

If TTC lost 10% of their fleet tomorrow, it would be frustrating but not particularly deadly.
 

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