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Old February 9th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #1321
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Let's not forget though that there are already limits imposed by the track and signalling system that determine how many trains per hour can come in and out of a station and use the rail corridors leading up to it. so increasing the number of trains isn't always an option without incurring huge expense. Most metro systems usually only have one or two branches per line that feed the stations in the centre of the network, but mainline rail stations may have many more services - both commuter rail lines and intercity passenger routes - all converging into the same station and central track corridor. So in that sense, being able to serve the same number of passengers with fewer train movements can actually reduce the strain on the tracks at the station and central rail corridor.

And since the outer parts of the network tend to have limitations on trip frequency imposed by other reasons like single track sections and sharing with freight services, high-capacity bi-levels really can be quite efficient. They're not as convenient for commuters of course, because people like to be able to have access to more departure times, but in terms of the number of people moved relative to the capital investment, they're very efficient.
exactly. anything other than the current model would involve huge amounts of money. DMU or EMU service will become increasingly possible in the coming years (and GO seems to be considering switching its Lakeshore corridors to it once they are electrified) but as GO stands now and has stood for the last 50 years its not really possible.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #1322
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Nouvellecosse, double-deckers are common practice, but the problem is the fact that classic NA bi-levels are relatively heavy and have low power to weight ratio - http://pedestrianobservations.wordpr...level-version/
FRA compliance has added unnecessary bulk to mainline passenger operations of all types across NA for a long time now, and even though the FRA is a US agency, railroads in Canada tend to follow the guidelines as well. But the recent announcement that the requirements will be relaxed means there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=208274
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Old March 6th, 2014, 10:21 PM   #1323
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I watched a video on Youtube. A man takes a video while the front door is open in H5 or H6 car.
How he could open the door?
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #1324
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How he could open the door?
Funny, I think the federal requirement that the rear door on any Canadia/en inter-city train remain unlocked during passenger service still stands.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #1325
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bp1ECiBAL8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ijt...E81A7012593F92
These are the videos i said.
In the first video, he/she is pulling door left, and the door is opening.
But in Ankara's H6 cars; there is a lock on the door, and there is no instruction for how to open that door, or in which situations we can use it. It's totally prohibited.
TTC's H6 and the other subway cars dont have locks on the doors?
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #1326
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What part of deregulation slips by you?
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Old March 9th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #1327
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I watched a video on Youtube. A man takes a video while the front door is open in H5 or H6 car.
How he could open the door?
The doors in Toronto are unlocked, even though you are not allowed to move between cars.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #1328
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Big update of the second platform expansion at Union Station, by salsa from Urban Toronto.

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Site tour, Friday March 21
















Terrazzo floors are starting to appear in the new concourse.


Some test panels have also been installed on the ceiling.


New stairs leading to a platform, enclosed by glass walls. It seems somewhat narrow.




My condolences go out to whoever has to keep track of all those wires.












Another new set of stairs leading from the platform.




On the other side of the wall is the sidewalk on Bay street (tracks are above). Eventually this area will be open to pedestrians.













I'm looking forward to the day when the concourse is done, which is only a few months from now. It's going to be a lot more spacious compared to the current one.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #1329
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How is the original platform to be used?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #1330
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How is the original platform to be used?
used for trains bound to Downsview.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #1331
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Good news Might the same sort of platform configuration be brought about for the Yonge stop, do you know?
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Old March 26th, 2014, 03:23 AM   #1332
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Not likely to happen in the near future.



CTV aerial footage of the new streetcar:

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clip...ylistPageNum=1
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:05 AM   #1333
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What cheek! that FOREVER-DAFT channel lobbed me some dynamic advert of one of their competitors yet, as usual, the actual video couldn't be played



Astonishing that that operator still give no priority to squelching their screechy wheels, especially in their underground concourses there

There's a thread in this forum dedicated to the trams there, by the way.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #1334
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As for me, I would like to see Waterfront West LRT. As far as I know, Ford cancelled it, isn't it?
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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #1335
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cancelled all of the LRT's and even removed some bike lanes...he wants everyone to be as morbidly obese as him
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #1336
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What brand are these new streetcars?
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #1337
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Bombardier Flexity Freedom

http://www.bombardier.com/en/transpo...y-freedom.html
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Old March 27th, 2014, 12:32 AM   #1338
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Do you have any idea why Flexity Freedom is more aproppriate for North America then Flexity 2 ?
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Do you have any idea why Flexity Freedom is more aproppriate for North America then Flexity 2 ?
Other than they are built in North America, I could't find any differences with the Flexity 2.
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Old March 27th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #1340
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Good news Might the same sort of platform configuration be brought about for the Yonge stop, do you know?
FYI the existing platform will be walled off from the tracks for finch bound trains. It will not be a Spanish Solution setup.
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