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Old November 6th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #1561
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Also, how many tracks will the Union-Pearson Express need, one or two (not counting the new spur to the Pearson Airport)? I'd hate to think that the Union-Pearson Express would be single-track and the trains would have to run back and forth on that one track.
Don't think it can be single-tracked if it runs at 15 minute intervals and the journey time is 25 minutes.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:04 PM   #1562
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:05 PM   #1563
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Rendering of the new GO Transit cab car.



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What company is manufacturing these and in what city?
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Old November 6th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #1564
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Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunde...cars-1.2509793

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Old November 7th, 2014, 03:16 AM   #1565
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the UPX will run on a corridor that varies between 4 and 8 tracks wide, with 2 of those tracks generally used for the UPX.

The airport spur has 2 tracks.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #1566
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Finch West station construction

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Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Finch West Station
November 7, 2014 3:58 pm | by Nathan Christie

Work is continuing on the TTC’s ambitious Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Today, we look at the construction progress of the second subway station on the extension—Finch West Station.

Finch West Station will be located at the intersection of Finch Avenue and Keele Street in North York. The main street entrance to the subway will be a small building on the northwest corner of the intersection, while a bus terminal with an automatic entrance is going in on the east side of Keele next to the Finch and Keele Commercial Centre and across from Four Winds Drive. North of the bus terminal and situated between Keele Street and Tangiers Road will be a commuter parking lot with nearly 400 spaces.


The above-ground plan for the station layout. North is to the right. Image courtesy of the TTC.

So far, work on the track level has been completed up to Finch West Station’s south end. There is, however, still plenty of work yet to be done in the station box itself.


The station box, looking north from Finch. Image by Nathan Christie.

While some parts of the platform and concourse levels such as stairs and foundational pillars can already be seen completed, the chamber for the station box leading to the bus terminal is still very much open.


The station box, looking east from Keele. Image by Nathan Christie.


The structure for the station is steadily taking shape, but there is still plenty of work to be done. Image by Nathan Christie.

The structure for the main entrance is currently further along in construction, and will likely be completed before the bus terminal.


The station entrance in construction. Image by Nathan Christie.

The lands that will eventually become the aforementioned commuter parking lot have not seen any construction yet. The field is currently being used as a storage area for construction materials, and north of that is a section of the York University Busway. The busway, which leads from Downsview Station to York University, will be made redundant once the subway extension opens, and the section between Keele and Tangiers is expected to be removed. However, it is not clear yet when construction on the parking lot will commence.


Part of the field that will be used for the future parking lot. Image by Nathan Christie.


This section of the busway between Keele and Tangiers will be demolished when the station opens. Image by Nathan Christie.

Since Finch West Station is being built in one of the busier areas on the planned extension, commuters in the area have gotten used to numerous lane closures on Keele, ranging from Murrary Ross Pkwy south to Toro Rd. Currently, only southbound traffic including the 41 Keele bus is allowed in this section, while northbound traffic is forced to detour via Toro and Tangiers roads.


This section of Keele St between Murray Ross and Finch is currently open only to southbound traffic. Image by Nathan Christie.

The 107 Keele North bus is not servicing Keele in this section at all, and has to take the detour both ways. As a result of these traffic changes, pedestrian walkways and even traffic signals have been relocated at the Finch-Keele intersection. There is no definitive date set by the TTC as to when the intersection will return to normal.


The Finch and Keele intersection, looking southwest from the Finch Keele Plaza. Image by Nathan Christie.

Finch West’s unique architectural concept is courtesy of aLL Design and Stevens Group Architects. If the stark patterns and vibrant colours remind you of the OCAD building, it is no coincidence—aLL Design’s lead architect Will Alsop is responsible for both. There was some controversy recently when recently released renderings showed the station revised as something more akin to brutalism. However, TTC spokesman Brad Ross still confirmed the original design as the one planned for the station.


The main building as it should look in 2016. Image courtesy of the TTC.

Currently, Finch West Station is scheduled to open along with the rest of the new stations in Fall 2016, although TTC CEO Andy Byford has recently let it be known that the opening date may slip into 2017.


Official signage along the western fence of the main construction area. Image by Nathan Christie.

The station is also planned to be the eastern terminus of the future Etobicoke-Finch West LRT, which is planned for a 2019 opening. The LRT would connect to Finch West station from the concourse level at its south end.

Want to get a better idea of how Finch West Station will look when complete? UrbanToronto's dataBase file for the project has more information and plenty of renderings. Want to talk about it? Choose the associated Forum thread link to get in on the discussion, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #1567
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How does GO Transit manage to offload a trainload full of people at Union Station and load passengers into the same train all within the span of two minutes during rush hour?

I am specifically referring to the Lakeshore West - Lakeshore East interlining between Aldershot/Oakville and Oshawa.





Take, for example, train 906. It leaves Oakville at 7:25am on weekdays, arrives Union Station at 8:11 am, then is scheduled to depart Union Station at 8:13 am with a 9:11 am arrival at Oshawa.

I would imagine nearly all passengers boarding between Oakville and Union Station are heading to Union Station, so the train will empty out at Union Station. Even considering there will be a very small amount boarding at Union Station to go further east, how is this all accomplished within 2 minutes? Or are these separate trains on separate platforms, or perhaps there is schedule padding going on?
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Old November 13th, 2014, 02:02 AM   #1568
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trip number is the same, so it is the same train. The GO schedules typically give a bit of padding, usually meaning that a scheduled 2 minutes actually gives 6 minutes at the platform if required. My personal experience with Stouffville line trains is that the padding is 2-3 minutes each way, so 4-6 minutes padding. 906 likely arrives at Union closer to 8:08 or 8:09.

even then its only a short train pulling in, so its probably not full, likely around 1000 passengers on board, which can empty out in around 2 minutes. It'll then pick up around 200 boarding in a couple seoconds, and leave.

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Old November 13th, 2014, 04:44 AM   #1569
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Most of the time the trains offload onto on platform. Those who want to get on first will wait for the train on that platform. The designated platform then opens once most of the people have gotten off. The offloading platform doors close first before the boarding platform.

In the off-peak, due to the construction at Union, the Lakeshore West trains board on Platform 24 which doesn't have an additional platform to offload.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #1570
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Photo on opening of new PULSE BRT in Durham Region:


Nov 2014 - DRT Bus Rapid Transit Project by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - DRT Bus Rapid Transit Project by Metrolinx, on Flickr

And new look on Union station, with all glass sections:


Nov 2014 - Union Station Revitalization Train Shed by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Old November 13th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #1571
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beautiful glassy roof! Does it glow at night time?
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Old November 14th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #1572
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Progress on new Weston GO station:


Weston Formworks for Side Platform Shelter by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Side Platform East View by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Side Platform Formworks for Canopy by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Side Platform Canopy Columns by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Station Bldg Formliner_Wall by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Station Bldg Retaining Wall by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Structural Steel Framework Station Bldg by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston Structural Steel Framework_Station_Bldg2 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston UP Express Island Platform by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old November 17th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #1573
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Some photos from Mississauga Transitway East BRT, Dixie stop:


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Tomken stop:


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Old November 17th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #1575
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Being North America, this is very aesthetically pleasing.
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Cawthra stop:


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Central Parkway stop:


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Bus at City Centre Transit Terminal:


Nov 2014 - Mississauga Transitway East by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Wat's up with the stairs and elevators? What is on the different levels?
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Wat's up with the stairs and elevators? What is on the different levels?
The transit way travels under and above roads. Elevators and escalators are needed to get to the platform from the street.
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Having a hard time to envision it. You mean it uses grade separations and the stations are built into the over and under passes?
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More on MiWay BRT, from Flickr user Sean_Marshall:


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Dixie Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Tomken Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


About to board Mississauga Transitway bus by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr
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