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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:02 AM   #1181
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yep, they hold 1500+ passengers.

as for electrification, there are plans for 3 of the 7 GO lines. They rely on a transit tax for funding though (which is mentioned in the map I posted above)



Big news for GO..
I wonder why GO only has 7 lines when even cities like Boston and Philly have 11 and 13 respectively. And GO has far higher ridership than either of them with lower trip frequency.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:23 PM   #1182
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I wonder why GO only has 7 lines when even cities like Boston and Philly have 11 and 13 respectively. And GO has far higher ridership than either of them with lower trip frequency.
Its because per line and per train GO on avg. carries more people thats why the trains are so long.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1183
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I know why it has higher ridership. What I'm curious about is why they don't expand services.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1184
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I know why it has higher ridership. What I'm curious about is why they don't expand services.
They'd like to, and they've identified additional corridors they'd like to operate but they have to fight tooth and nail with CN and especially CP for rights to use their tracks. Even the act of adding an additional train can be a long drawn out process.

Bolton, Seaton and Locust Hill/Cornell as well as a Mid-town line are all places GO wants to add service in the long-run.

There are also extensions of existing routes into Niagara, Bowmanville, Uxbridge, Vandorf/Gormley and possibly Cambridge.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 01:49 AM   #1185
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle11458558/

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Ontario budget to include funding to expand public transit in Toronto, Hamilton

Ontario's budget will lay out the province’s plan for paying for transit expansion, adding financial teeth to the government’s infrastructure-building ambitions, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Monday.

In a speech to the Economic Club at a downtown Toronto hotel, Mr. Sousa set the budget date for Thursday, May 2, and revealed that the Liberals have slashed $5-billion off the deficit over the last year. He revised the provincial deficit for last year to $9.8-billion, down from the $14.8-billion projected in the 2012 budget.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #1186
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Not really much commentary on urban design and transport planning but a good summary of the legal and financial challages, goals, and accomplishments with transit expansion in Toronto.

To Immediate Controversy, Toronto Region Unveils Potential Revenue Sources to Promote $34 Billion in New Transit
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Old June 7th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #1187
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The trains of Toronto's GO Transit are about as long as the trains of any country's intercity/high-speed rail system.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #1188
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yep, platforms are often over 350 meters long to accommodate the 12 car trains that run.

The Eglinton crosstown LRT officially started tunnel boring last week.. (the line comes in at $4.9 billion)

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013...g_machine.html

Union station is starting to take shape, with the first fully renovated platform open. full completion is scheduled for 2015.

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some old trainshed demo:

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by Jasonzed here




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In expectation of doubling the tracks in this corridor from 4 to 8, Metrolinx has completely cleared the corridor of trees, some over 50 years old.

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Old June 18th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #1189
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Union Station is going to be beautiful when it's done.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:00 PM   #1190
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Some pictures of the VIVA rapidway BRT U/C in York Region. (northern suburb of Toronto) by Urban Toronto member Reaperexpress

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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:14 PM   #1191
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:31 PM   #1192
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What is the route of this BRT?
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:48 PM   #1193
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What is the route of this BRT?
This particular one is between Richmond Hill and Markhan on Highway . It opens June 30.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:59 PM   #1194
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What is the route of this BRT?
On Hwy 7

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Old June 21st, 2013, 10:19 PM   #1195
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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1196
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What is the route of this BRT?
it is the first portion of the highway 7 BRT in the northern Toronto suburbs. the portion opening next week is only 3 or so km long, but when completed in 2018 (there will be more openings slowly between now and then) the entire line will be 27km long, with a similar style BRT stretching up Yonge street (The busiest bus corridor in the northern suburbs) for another 8km. overall Toronto has 56km of BRT funded right now, with another portion opening in October in Mississauga (a suburb to the west of Toronto)
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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #1197
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Gee, I thought this would be a trolley BRT.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #1199
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Just came back from Toronto.
I like the metro there. The trams are ok, but the buses are really old. How come such a big city doesnt invest in new bus flet?
plus the old fashioned fare.



The metro trains are pretty wide which is very good.
the new ones train sets are even better.
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sooooo much god darn traffic there evertime i go

i really hope they finish as soon as possible especially at the highway 7 leslie junction
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