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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:12 AM   #1421
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It really helps keep the traffic volume down coming in before and heading out after games. The Rogers Centre/Skydome is just down the street. The trains are always full of fans in various paraphernalia. Beats paying the parking premium whenever there's a game downtown!

There was an early proposal when they were trying to figure out where the new stadium/arena would be built to place it on top of Union Station similar to Madison Square Garden/Penn Station.
BMO Field is at Exhibition. Really, in Toronto, why not take transit?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:20 AM   #1422
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BMO Field is at Exhibition. Really, in Toronto, why not take transit?
Exhibition, aside from for special events, requires a transfer at Union from the other lines which can be a deterrent for some people who can't easily get to the Lakeshore Line. GO is slowly catching on, and when large crowds are expected at Exhibition they do through-route some of the other lines that normally terminate at Union.

Not sure if they'll be doing that this year with the construction work taking place in and around the station.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 03:34 PM   #1424
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July update on new Union station:


July 2014 - Union Station Revitalization Train Shed by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old July 29th, 2014, 12:34 AM   #1425
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UP Express

Renderings of the new platform at Union Station.






Rendering of the new UP Express Bloor Station


DMU being tested in Rochelle, Illinois.


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Old July 29th, 2014, 02:07 AM   #1426
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Holy hell. That DMU looks like it's come straight from the 70s.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 05:21 AM   #1427
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Yeah, I hope we'll get something better looking once the line will be electrified.

They're getting the same type of DMU for the S.M.A.R.T. in California.

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Old July 29th, 2014, 06:38 AM   #1428
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Apparently those things are set up for easy conversion to electric operation.

Guess they'll be retained under wire.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #1429
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I like the design. This is for a powerhouse Toronto. I like the tough, yet nice, style. Reminds me of a well designed wallet that will carry credit cards and cash very well.

(I often wonder about Toronto- do the movers and shakers have any real comprehension of just how huge and important the City is becoming?")
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Old July 30th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #1430
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I guess this is what we get with the current crash-worthiness standards and regulations. I don't mind the color scheme, BTW.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #1431
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Dundas


Upcoming WiFi installation at Dundas station
by randyfmcdonald, on Flickr

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Old August 8th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #1432
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Holy hell. That DMU looks like it's come straight from the 70s.
It looks like a late 1970s or early 1980s Winnebago. Even has the same color scheme.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:32 AM   #1433
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UPExpress' Nippon Shayro DMU being tested by Metra in Chicago.

Bound for Gresham by Robby.Gragg, on Flickr

35th Street DMU by Robby.Gragg, on Flickr
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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:40 AM   #1434
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Union

Things are getting together.


Union Station Second Platform by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr


Union Station Second Platform by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

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Old August 15th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #1435
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Toronto airport express trains arrive in Canada
Friday, August 15, 2014



THE FIRST two of 18 DMU cars being supplied by Sumitomo to Toronto transport authority Metrolinx for use on the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) airport rail link have arrived in Canada.

The fleet will be formed into two or three-car sets seating up to 180 passengers and comply with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions standards

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Old August 16th, 2014, 02:24 AM   #1436
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Omg, so ugly. What's up with the color scheme? It reminds me of something from North Korea.
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Reminds me a bit Dallas DART which was made by the same company.
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Old August 16th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #1438
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The design of the box itself is very outdated, but the color scheme is making it even more bad...

Ahh btw - anyone know where they will be serviced?
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Old August 16th, 2014, 07:51 AM   #1439
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The design of the box itself is very outdated, but the color scheme is making it even more bad...

Ahh btw - anyone know where they will be serviced?
It was mentioned in the last dimlys1994's post, three posts above yours, and we have been talking in the last pages as well...
Those trains will be sere the Union-Pearson rail link.



About the design, these DMU are FRA complaint and they meet the same crashworthiness standards of larger, heavier locomotives. That's why we don't have (unfortunately) lighter and faster cool looking trains like those in Europe.

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Old August 16th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #1440
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Reminds me a bit Dallas DART which was made by the same company.
No they are not, the Dallas DART light rail trains are made by Kinki Sharyo, these are made by Nippon Sharyo, which are 2 different companies.
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