daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 6th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #1281
Innsertnamehere
insertoronto
 
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,961
Likes (Received): 681

VIVA fares are ridiculous. especially once January comes around, they will be $4.00.

Still $0.75 when you connect to GO though. (though that is a minimum $5.00 cash fare there as well)

I hope the TTC introduces $0.75 cent fares to GO once they get PRESTO, it would be a great advantage for people coming from Union to hop on the subway briefly to get to where they are going in the core.
Innsertnamehere no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 8th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #1282
Gil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,120
Likes (Received): 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere View Post
VIVA fares are ridiculous. especially once January comes around, they will be $4.00.

Still $0.75 when you connect to GO though. (though that is a minimum $5.00 cash fare there as well)

I hope the TTC introduces $0.75 cent fares to GO once they get PRESTO, it would be a great advantage for people coming from Union to hop on the subway briefly to get to where they are going in the core.
I'm torn between the discounted fare with GO and having a time-based transfer with the TTC. If ALL the subway stations were equipped with PRESTO readers and they gave you a two-hour window that'd definitely help encourage migration to PRESTO. If you need to make a transfer to a surface route regular transfers would still be used. Granted, it's not a perfect solution, but it would encourage more use if say you could run a few errands downtown on your lunch break or after work with a 90-minute or two hour window. Hell, if you timed it properly you could squeeze in a trip to Ikea, Yorkdale, Fairview or Scarborough Town Centre!
Gil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #1283
Zack Fair
Registered User
 
Zack Fair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 696
Likes (Received): 755

The new TTC articulated Nova Bus

Wikipedia:
Quote:
In 2012, the TTC placed an order for 27 articulated buses from Nova Bus, to arrive late in 2013. Early in 2013, the TTC expanded that order for another 126 units, to arrive in 2014. In May 2013, 9000 was photographed at Nova’s plant in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, generating excitement in the media.
image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

New TTC Articulated Nova Bus #9000 @ Wilson! by SkyRail Productions Photography, on Flickr
__________________

natansalda liked this post
Zack Fair no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #1284
trainrover
:-x
 
trainrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,787
Likes (Received): 738

That's odd coz Montreal's own (3-year-old fleet) is equipped with rear windshields by this (Queerbec-based) manufacturer.
__________________
.
hee hee
.
trainrover no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1285
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Eglinton Crosstown LRT | Under Construction

__________________

Zack Fair liked this post
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #1286
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Union Pearson Express | Under construction

Project website: upexpress.com | UrbanToronto database: Union Pearson Express









via UrbanToronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by drum118 View Post
Had a meeting up by the airport on Thursday and since it was a nice day, decided to some catchup on the UPX line, since I am month behind doing so.

Tracks are in place for about 50% of the guide way and pour concrete anchor. Can't get a good shot of the new terminal from the Link trains.

The Link trains are 7 section and move slower before the shut down and not a rough ride as well. Train 1 had door problem and was taken out of service to deal with it, but was put back into service later with those door out of service as well not opening.

A few videos with the first one from Viscount to Terminal 1, Backward view from Terminal 1 and one of the elevated UPX line from the parking deck. Photos should be on line in the next few days.

Quote:
Originally Posted by drum118 View Post
Yes. There is only 6 doors going in with glazing in between them
image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #1287
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,754
Likes (Received): 10974

I was surprised to see Union Station listed as 1 of Canada's 2 busiest transit hubs along with Pearson airport. Upon Googling it, Union is actually #1 handling 91 million passengers/year or 250,000/day.
__________________
World's 1st Baseball Game: June 4th, 1838, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
North America's Oldest Pro Football Teams: Toronto Argonauts (1873) and Hamilton Tiger Cats (1869)

I started my first photo thread documenting a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Have a peek: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724898
isaidso está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #1288
trainrover
:-x
 
trainrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,787
Likes (Received): 738

__________________
.
hee hee
.
trainrover no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2013, 06:24 AM   #1289
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Eglinton Crosstown LRT | Under construction | 19 kilometres

Project website: http://thecrosstown.ca/

Preliminary Designs for Yonge-Eglinton Stations Released:
via Metrolinx board document | PDF







__________________

geometarkv liked this post
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #1290
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Spadina Subway Extension | Under construction | 8.6 kilometres

Project website: spadina.ttc.ca

Completion of Spadina Extension Tunnelling
via ttc.ca

MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2013, 04:30 AM   #1291
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Bixi Toronto



Bixi bike-share program to pedal forward under a new name
via thestar.com

Quote:
Rescued from the brink of death, Toronto’s bike sharing program is going to survive — but don’t say the B word around Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong.

“We don’t mention Bixi anymore,” Minnan-Wong said at city hall Wednesday. “It’s the public bike share system, until some sponsor comes up with a very large cheque that we can use and apply to the program to keep it sustainable.”

Two days ago, the city came to a deal with Quebec-based Public Bike System Company — the creators of Bixi — to transfer all assets associated with the Toronto program.

As of next spring, Toronto’s bike sharing network will be run by the Toronto Parking Authority. Between now and then, the TPA will be seeking out a private company to operate the system, as well as a big-name sponsor to offset some of the operating costs.

Currently, the program is about $100,000-$200,000 short of breaking even on its $1.5-million operating expenses, but TPA president Lorne Persiko thinks the funding gap is manageable. Part of that will be bridged through better sponsorship deals, and Persiko thinks the rest can be found through better management.

“We will have a private-sector company who, I think, we’re going to gain efficiencies from,” he said. “We’re going to pay a fee for them to manage it. And that’s it. And then participate only in the revenues if it’s successful. We’re not going to participate in losses.”

Earlier this year it looked like the entire Bixi network was on the verge of collapse. Bixi Toronto informed city officials that it was in serious financial trouble. This wasn’t a huge surprise, given the fact that in 2011, Montreal was forced to give Bixi a $108-million bailout package.

Apart from the danger of losing the bike network, Bixi’s financial issues posed another problem. Toronto City Council agreed to guarantee a $4.8 million start-up loan — enough to help get 1,000 bikes and 80 stations on city streets.

If Bixi went under, Toronto would be on the hook for millions.
But then Minnan-Wong, the city’s public works chair, came up with an odd idea to save the network: pay down Bixi Toronto’s loan — currently about $3.9 million — with money that had previously been earmarked to build public washrooms.

Under a 2007 street furniture contract with Astral Media, the company was supposed to build 20 self-cleaning public toilets at a cost of $450,000 each. They proved impractical for various reasons, and Bell Media’s Astral agreed to move its dollars from toilets to bikes.

“It came very close to dying,” Minnan-Wong said of the bike-share program. “This was a creative solution.”

In the next year, the City of Toronto plans to expand the bike-sharing network to 102 stations, with the help of some Pan Am Games legacy funding.
__________________

geometarkv liked this post
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #1292
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Union-Pearson Express | Under construction | 25 kilometres

Project website: upexpress.com

November 2013 Progress
via flickr.com | Metrolinx

image hosted on flickr

Hoarding in the APM by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Lower level of Pearson Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Pearson Station progress by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Pearson Station progress 6 by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Pearson Station progress 7 by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Pearson Station progress 2 by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Rail and plinths on the deck 2 by Metrolinx, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Looking south-east from the highest point on the deck. by Metrolinx, on Flickr
__________________

geometarkv liked this post
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1293
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Union Station Shed Replacement | Under construction

Project website: gotransit.com

10 December 2013 Progress
Photos by me

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Union Station Revitalization by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

DSC_00Union Station Revitalization17_1 by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr
__________________

Zack Fair, geometarkv liked this post
MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #1294
Zack Fair
Registered User
 
Zack Fair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 696
Likes (Received): 755

Source: Urban Toronto

TTC Launches Free WiFi at Two Subway Stations
by Jack Landau

Quote:
If you ride the Yonge subway line through central Toronto, you have most likely seen half of your subway train’s passengers simultaneously scramble for their cellphones when traversing the short stretch of outdoor track between Summerhill and Bloor-Yonge stations. It may seem like a puzzling coincidence to tourists from New York, Hong Kong, or other cities with WiFi-enabled underground rapid transit, but in reality it is more than just a mass Pavlovian response to the blast of sunlight experienced upon exiting a subway tunnel.


Image courtesy of BAI Canada from Urban Toronto

More: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2013/12/...ubway-stations

Read more:
http://www.baicanada.com/transit-partnership/
__________________

geometarkv liked this post
Zack Fair no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #1295
MafaldaBoy
Registered User
 
MafaldaBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 406

Eglinton Crosstown LRT | Under construction | 19 kilometres

Project website: http://thecrosstown.ca/

Preliminary Designs for Kennedy Station Released:
via Metrolinx board document | PDF















MafaldaBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #1296
Innsertnamehere
insertoronto
 
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,961
Likes (Received): 681

First two are Pharmacy, not Kennedy. They are preliminary surface station designs.
Innsertnamehere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #1297
Gil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,120
Likes (Received): 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere View Post
First two are Pharmacy, not Kennedy. They are preliminary surface station designs.
No, not quite. Take another look:

The top one is PHARMACY.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MafaldaBoy View Post
The bottom one is VICTORIA PARK.

The repetition of the station name along the canopy is a nice nod to the station names along the trim in the subway stations. It's just missing the larger station name at eye level. I realize it's preliminary, perhaps they'll consider some sort of directional signage (eastbound/westbound) as well. Even with streetcars there are people who are unsure as to which direction the vehicle is headed! Try and incorporate as many of the features of the subway in this project to try and foster familiarity and ease of use and eventual acceptance of this technology.

I'm kinda torn about having the canopy extend over the entire length of the platform. Granted it will provide complete coverage against rain and snow, but depending on how it's constructed it will also block daylight.

Would it be possible to incorporate supports for the overhead wiring into the station structure/canopy itself so that you don't have the poles at the station? It cleans up the appearance of the station somewhat.
Gil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 02:37 AM   #1298
Innsertnamehere
insertoronto
 
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,961
Likes (Received): 681

I would really like it if they could include an indoor area as well for winter months.
Innsertnamehere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #1299
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,342
Likes (Received): 26132

Today on Railway Gazette:

Quote:
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/p...o-transit.html

More BiLevels ordered for GO Transit
29 Jan 2014

CANADA: Toronto area transport authority Metrolinx announced a C$481m order for further 65 Bombardier Transportation BiLevel double-deck coaches on January 24. Ontario's Ministry of Transportation said the order is 'an important step toward introducing two-way, all-day service on all seven GO rail lines.'

The coaches are scheduled to be delivered from Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant between June 2016 and July 2017, taking GO Transit's fleet to 743 coaches.

There are two options for an additional 75 coaches.
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #1300
ssiguy2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: White Rock BC
Posts: 5,404
Likes (Received): 858

What a stupid idea, buying more bi-levels.

Toronto is never going to get a true City Rail system with bi-levels.

They are slower than regular EMUs even when electrified, take longer to board and much longer to empty at busy stations like Union. More short-sighted thinking from Metrolinx and furthers their belief that GO rail should be nothing more than a 905 to Union service.
ssiguy2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
canada, ontario, toronto

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium