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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:18 AM   #41
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They should extend GO to Buffalo like Amtrak goes to Toronto.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 03:31 AM   #42
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Update on construction to add a bridge that will hold a third track over a canal in Hamilton. This is located at a major railway chokepoint for this part of Ontario. Apparently, the new track along with reconfiguration of the adjacent Bayview Junction will allow for more frequent commuter-rail service between Toronto and Hamilton and will also help address conflicts between freight and passenger trains. It will likely figure into the future RER for greater Toronto.


more info here: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/01/...rail-expansion

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Old February 7th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #43
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GO Transit passengers at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust
Metrolinx, which operates GO, says it has already taken measures to address pollution inside its coaches.
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Feb. 7, 2017

If you’re a regular GO Transit commuter and you’re concerned about your health, you may want to start sitting at the back of the train.

New research from the University of Toronto has found that in some circumstances passengers on commuter trains are at risk for exposure to “markedly high levels” of carcinogenic diesel exhaust. Passengers in the car directly behind the locomotive are at particular risk.

The study recommends that “immediate steps be taken to evaluate and where needed mitigate exposure in all diesel powered passengers trains” and that “passengers with existing cardiac or respiratory conditions may as a precaution want to travel near the rear” of trains being pulled by a locomotive.

The study was shared with the Star in advance of its expected publication this week by the journal Atmospheric Environment. Over the past year its authors showed their findings to Metrolinx, the provincial agency that operates GO, and officials say they have already taken steps to reduce pollution inside their coaches.

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Old February 7th, 2017, 05:48 PM   #44
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Basically... duh. Big diesel locomotives create exhausts. Electrification ftw!
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Old March 24th, 2017, 07:41 PM   #45
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From Metro Report


Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins
24 Mar 2017

CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project in the Greater Toronto area.

The scope includes laying a third track on the 11 km between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction, rebuilding two bridges at Rouge River and Highland Creek, modernising culverts and building retaining walls

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Old December 8th, 2017, 02:07 AM   #46
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Downsview Park commuter rail station (connection to subway) opens 2017.12.30


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