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Old August 22nd, 2014, 07:57 PM   #1461
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A Porto-like light rail, nice.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 07:49 AM   #1462
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I really like the font used in the subway stations. Very stylish. (this could quite possibly be the geekiest thing I've ever said...)

New trams look good too. Remind me of our new ones in Melbourne.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 06:45 AM   #1463
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I really like the font used in the subway stations. Very stylish. (this could quite possibly be the geekiest thing I've ever said...)
They're going back to the original font that graced the station when the line originally opened. Over the intervening years the TTC has used a variety of fonts for station signage. The font itself was created for use in the subway system and is simply called Toronto Subway.

Joe Clark has an interesting look at the evolution of fonts used by the TTC. Meanwhile, here's a visual:

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Old August 26th, 2014, 02:30 AM   #1464
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Couple things in Toronto Transit today:

Apparently the second phase of the VIVA BRT on highway 7 in Markham has opened this week, though the official ceremony and full completion is still a month or two away.

Also, GO transit issued a $50 million tender for the detailed design of the Davenport grade seperation (rail to rail) on the Barrie line, a new station at St. Clair, as well as the implementation of a second track on the line to allow for AD2W service. This is the first feature we have seen from the provincial funding passed a month ago, its amazing to see it happening so quickly. This is estimated to be a roughly $600 million dollar project in total.

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REQUEST TO QUALIFY AND QUOTE (RQQ-C1-14-055) from Consultants closes 15:00 September 11, 2014 at the owner. The owner is seeking proposals from engineering services for the provision of engineering services for the completion Phase One: feasibility studies and preliminary design and Phase Two: detailed design and preparation of construction project documents; assistance with Procurement and evaluation; construction supervision, contract administration, testing and commissioning, post construction services and management of the services. Schedules for design, tender and construction will be finalized upon award.
Project: proposed expansion of existing GO Transit rail service to Barrie including platform expansion and addition of new lines. This project will include construction of a new station at St Clair. The Allandale Station will be followed under report number 9081204.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 01:20 PM   #1465
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Hi guys, I have a question - what planned as replacement of Scarborough RT - light rail extension of Crosstown or subway extension of Bloor-Danforth Line?
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Old August 26th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #1466
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That's a bit of a political hot point in the city, for the last 5 years roughly the plan has been to replace it with a LRT and to have it extended by 4km, but last year our beloved crack smoking mayor Ford along with council changed the plan to a subway. As of right now the plan is for a subway extension for the replacement, but that could change after the mayoral election at the end of october, as several high profile candidates are campaigning on switching it back to the much cheaper LRT.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 03:16 PM   #1467
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So if opposition will came to power, there would be less subway extensions and more LRT lines? Or else?
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Old August 26th, 2014, 06:46 PM   #1468
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if current mayor wins, nothing will be built, it's all talk, if opposition wins something will be done, probably LRT because subway is just too expensive in this area and there are so many arrears in transit development in the GTA to address asap. Personally, I wish we could afford subway from Sheppard extension on to Scarborough.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 01:25 AM   #1469
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New streetcars at Spading Station (by number8888 at reddit)

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Old August 28th, 2014, 02:01 AM   #1470
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Wi-Fi installation is undergoing in the Line 1.

From the TTC press release:

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Wi-Fi installation is planned as follows:

Wellesley – September 2014
College – September 2014
Union – October 2014
Dundas – October 2014
Queen – November 2014
King – November 2014
Spadina – December 2014
St Andrew – January 2015
Osgoode – January 2015
St Patrick – February 2015
Queen’s Park – February 2015
Museum – March 2015
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The second phase of the project is the extension of the cellular network within the TTC tunnels. All work is expected to be complete in three to four years.
pics by alexb805 at UrbanToronto
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Old August 28th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #1471
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New streetcars at Spadina Station
3 more days!
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Old August 29th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #1472
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Waterfront LRT back on Toronto's transit roadmap

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Two of Toronto's top bureaucrats are pushing to bring a waterfront LRT to Toronto. TTC CEO Andy Byford and City Manager Joe Pennachetti have already had talks with the provincial government about a line stretching across the foot of the city, which would ease congestion on Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway.

According to the Globe, the prospective route would include the East Bayfront LRT and the Waterfront West LRT, the latter of which was part of the original Transit City plans. Pennachetti pegs the cost of waterfront LRT from East Bayfront to Ontrario Place at $600-million and $1-billion, which is far easier to get together than the funds required for a subway. Still, previous proposals for LRT along the waterfront have been de-prioritized over the years, so it will take a tough sell to make this line a reality.


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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:50 AM   #1473
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New TTC streetcars hit the road on Spadina


Dignitaries, riders and media prepare to board the first of two new streetcars by NWestoll, on Flickr


Riders board one of two new streetcars launched today by NWestoll, on Flickr


South Chinatown, New TTC Streetcar, Flexity Outlook, Spadina Station, 510 Spadina Streetcar, Toronto Ontario Canada, Sunday August 31 2014 by HiMY SYeD / photopia, on Flickr


First Day of Service by LRF96, on Flickr


A new streetcar enters into the Spadina Station Loop by NWestoll, on Flickr


TTC Street Car by Alex Guibord, on Flickr
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 11:00 PM   #1474
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From Metrolinx, progress on new James Street North Go station in Hamilton. The station will be located along Via Rail tracks towards Niagra Falls, will have 2 tracks and to be opened by start of Pan American Games 2015. The benefit of new station is allow more GO Transit services on Lakeshore West line in Hamilton. Track section between Hamilton and Aldershot station couldn't be redoubled, because of tunnel configuration, but even after completion of project Hamilton station will remain be opened:


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - GO Station in Hamilton by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Plus UP Express update at Bloor station:


Aug 2014 - Bloor GO & UP Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - Bloor GO & UP Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Aug 2014 - Bloor GO & UP Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Video of new streetcar launch event:

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New GO Bus facility at East Gwillimbury:


Sept 2014 - East Gwillimbury GO Bus Maintenance Facility by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old September 11th, 2014, 07:48 AM   #1477
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good to see that finally open. GO seems to have an oddly large presence in Newmarket in terms of bus storage considering how far away from the rest of the GTA it is. I guess its sort of in the middle between Barrie and downtown..
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Does anybody have a picture of how the trolley pole on the new LRVs interacts with the rear of the streetcar?
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its on the last section of the streetcar, and you can tell its meant to be temporary. there is already buildup of trolley runoff (oil?) on the rear windows, pantographs can't come soon enough.

On the other hand, the AC is a godsend.
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I can see that it's on the back section.

Ok. I wasn't clear. Here goes:

How does the rope/wire at the end of the pole get tied off onto the rear end of the streetcar?
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