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I've been finding the Dundas West streetcar loop behind the station to be deafening lately. Is there any way to submit a complaint or encourage more regular greasing? Any way to garner support for a sound barrier?
Te new streetcars all have lubricating units on half the fleet either the odd numbered cars or the even numbered ones which are designed to apply a set amount of grease on the rails as they go b. When it rains though any existing lubricate is washed away and can take some time to build up again.
 

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What tram of that size only carries 40 people? Even iON is carrying more people per train than that.
From TFA:
"The second video did the same, but with the occupancy levels of the vehicles tweaked so that they were all full to capacity (the previous video showed them at typical occupancy levels). "
 

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Regarding the noise of the turn around of the Dundas West Streetcar:
> What are the chances of the TTC running the Dundas/Roncesvalles streetcar line up to the Junction?
> What is the path to having a sound barrier installed to mitigate noise from the surrounding areas?
> What are the chances of a developer building on top of the Dundas west station and revitalizing the whole corner?

Any of these would mitigate the sound issues...
 

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Regarding the noise of the turn around of the Dundas West Streetcar:
> What are the chances of the TTC running the Dundas/Roncesvalles streetcar line up to the Junction?
> What is the path to having a sound barrier installed to mitigate noise from the surrounding areas?
> What are the chances of a developer building on top of the Dundas west station and revitalizing the whole corner?

Any of these would mitigate the sound issues...
1. Of course, if there are no streetcars on the current Dundas West loop there will be no noise - but what about 504?
2. To get a sound barrier erected at the station loop would doubtless mean work by the local Councillor BUT many people like sound barriers even less than they like noise and any barrier (unless right AT the homes) would need gaps for streetcars and streets so would probably not even work.
3. Any development on the site of Dundas West station would need to be pretty tall to make it financially viable and I wonder how THAT would go over in the area.
 

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1. Of course, if there are no streetcars on the current Dundas West loop there will be no noise - but what about 504?
2. To get a sound barrier erected at the station loop would doubtless mean work by the local Councillor BUT many people like sound barriers even less than they like noise and any barrier (unless right AT the homes) would need gaps for streetcars and streets so would probably not even work.
3. Any development on the site of Dundas West station would need to be pretty tall to make it financially viable and I wonder how THAT would go over in the area.
Could you expand on the 504 consideration? Just curious why it wouldn't make sense to send it up to the Junction as well? Isn't extending the area served a positive?
 

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Could you expand on the 504 consideration? Just curious why it wouldn't make sense to send it up to the Junction as well? Isn't extending the area served a positive?
I was not commenting on the desirability (or not) of extending the 504 to The Junction. Your post referred to the Dundas/Roncesvalles streetcar (the 505). I think that before one extends any line you need to look at the demand. How many people now transfer from 505 or 504 to the bus going to the Junction?
 

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Regarding the noise of the turn around of the Dundas West Streetcar:
> What are the chances of the TTC running the Dundas/Roncesvalles streetcar line up to the Junction?
> What is the path to having a sound barrier installed to mitigate noise from the surrounding areas?
> What are the chances of a developer building on top of the Dundas west station and revitalizing the whole corner?

Any of these would mitigate the sound issues...
If they "surround" the streetcar tracks at the Dundas West Subway Station, like the McCaul Loop, they maybe able to reduce the noise.

From link.

They are working on plans for 1540 Bloor Street West (see link). In exchange for building OVER the streetcar tracks, they may get some concessions in return.
 

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Anyone know what is going on with this?
 

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Anyone know what is going on with this?
See: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/20...ning-after-mysterious-ttc-issue-resolved.html It is also being discussed on the UT Streetcar Thread
 

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