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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #1581
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Glad to see BRT in Mississauga is up and running but it looks like stations are in the middle of nowhere, wonder if it covers main destinations like Square One. In any case, a step in the right direction, and also still can't figure out need for all those stairs.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #1582
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Old November 19th, 2014, 01:40 AM   #1583
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Glad to see BRT in Mississauga is up and running but it looks like stations are in the middle of nowhere, wonder if it covers main destinations like Square One. In any case, a step in the right direction, and also still can't figure out need for all those stairs.
You can see from this map that the stations are connected with the major bus routes, and it's connected with Square One as well.

Transitway is full grade separated, that's the reason for stairs and escalators.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #1584
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Glad to see BRT in Mississauga is up and running but it looks like stations are in the middle of nowhere, wonder if it covers main destinations like Square One. In any case, a step in the right direction, and also still can't figure out need for all those stairs.
It runs through the hydro corridor/ 403-Eastgate Pkwy. ROW. It's mostly industrial north of the corridor and residential south of the current corridor. For those advocating a transit line through the Finch hydro corridor, grade separation (and the fact that Enbridge's Line 9 also runs through the corridor)aside, this is what you can expect. The hydro corridor being what it is, really inhibits growth and development on either side of it.

Finch Station and the Old Cummer GO Station are probably the only major attractions ON the corridor itself. It's great for getting across town but would be heavily reliant on either transfers from intersecting routes or on routes hopping on to get somewhere else. You'd also need some significant anchors at either end or near the ends.

Then comes the issue of grade separation. Do you simply use transit priority signals like the York University Busway, or do you want to grade separate at (all? major?) intersections which then drives up the infrastructure costs with stairs, elevators, station superstructure. Other obstacles like the G. Ross Lord Reservoir, Humber and Don Rivers plus crossing the 400 and 404.

Aside from getting permission from Hydro Ontario and Enbridge Gas, these are some things that need to be considered. I'm not shooting the idea down, but it's a lot more complicated than what it appears at first look.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #1585
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I'm going to Toronto in a few months and I need to know if it's possible to transfer from bus to subway to streetcar on $3.00?
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Old November 19th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #1586
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I'm going to Toronto in a few months and I need to know if it's possible to transfer from bus to subway to streetcar on $3.00?
As long as you have a valid transfer you obtained when you entered the system and the transfer isn't a circuitous route then yes. At several stations buses directly enter the fare-paid section of the station negating the need for a transfer. Get one just in case, they're free!
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Old November 25th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #1587
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October progress on rebuilding of Bloor GO station:


construction on the accessible platform 2 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


construction on the accessible platform by Metrolinx, on Flickr


new GO shelters are almost ready by Metrolinx, on Flickr


progress on a light box and elevator by Metrolinx, on Flickr


progress on canopy structure at Bloor by Metrolinx, on Flickr


stairwell progress by Metrolinx, on Flickr


structural rebar slab is ready for us to pour concrete by Metrolinx, on Flickr


UP Express platform by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old November 26th, 2014, 08:20 AM   #1588
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Missisauga has done a first rate job on the Transitway.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #1589
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Brand new ticket hall for Erindale GO station on Milton line with parking facilities:


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Nov 2014 - Erindale GO Station by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Old November 27th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #1590
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Neat!
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Old November 28th, 2014, 05:29 AM   #1591
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Interesting that there is bilingual signage. Would you be able to get personal service in French as well?
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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:14 AM   #1592
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Interesting that there is bilingual signage. Would you be able to get personal service in French as well?
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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #1593
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Interesting that there is bilingual signage. Would you be able to get personal service in French as well?
no haha. Only in quebec, and technically Ottawa (though not really) are you really able to get bilingual service. Signage in Ontario is really hit and miss on bilingualism, and bilingual service is absolutely nonexistant in most of canada.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:50 AM   #1594
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From Metrolinx, there was October progress at Bloor, right now - here is November progress:


concrete work for tunnel roof - Bloor Nov 2014 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


crane installs steer for GO canopies - Bloor Nov 2014 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


GO canopies - Bloor Nov 2014 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


reinforcement bar installation for tunnel stairs - Bloor Nov 2014 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


water drainage for rail bridge over Bloor - Nov 2014 by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:56 AM   #1595
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Airport train fares to be announced 2014.12.11

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Pearson airport employees will be able to ride the new $456-million Union Pearson Express train at a discounted fare as part of a freshly negotiated agreement between the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Metrolinx, the Toronto Star has learned.

The GTAA has further agreed to drop a $1.85 surcharge that was to be incorporated in every UP Express ticket, in part to compensate the airport for parking revenue it expects to lose when people start using the train rather than driving to Pearson.

The size of the discount remains unclear, as are the fares generally. Metrolinx is expected to announce the train’s fares at its Dec. 11 board meeting and they’re believed to be about $29, minus the $1.85 airport allocation.
27.15 CAD is 23.90 USD. That seems a bit steep.

New York Penn to EWR costs 12.50 USD via NJ Transit/AirTrain. New York Penn to JFK costs 14.50 via LIRR/Air Train in peak hours.

I think this will be by far the priciest airport rail link on the continent when it opens.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 01:40 PM   #1596
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no haha. Only in quebec, and technically Ottawa (though not really) are you really able to get bilingual service. Signage in Ontario is really hit and miss on bilingualism, and bilingual service is absolutely nonexistant in most of canada.
Actually in Quebec Province there are people who can't speak english at all... When I was there I've met some. Ridiculous. But that's OT...
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Old November 28th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #1597
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Dufferin Station Modernization and Expansion Opens to the Public
November 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by Cale Vanderveen

Dufferin Subway Station's long anticipated renovations and expansion opened yesterday, after a weekend-long closure to put the finishing touches on the station. Designed by the TTC's Engineering Department, the $30 million dollar upgrade features new public art, renovated interiors, an indoor waiting area for the southbound bus—replacing what was previously a cold wait on the sidewalk—and new second exits. The station is now accessible as well, with new elevators from street level to the concourse, and from there to the platforms, as well as a new accessible fare gate and automatic sliding entry doors.

The station features some new, environmentally friendly features such as a green roof, seen above. Other green features include reduced storm water runoff and low energy LED lighting.

New features to improve the TTC customers experience include 2 new second exits on the western side of the station, new bike parking, and a renovated station providing a cleaner experience. The station came under criticism when construction, which began in 2009, went beyond its initial construction timeline of 2.5 years. While it ultimately took nearly twice that time to complete, the work is finally complete.

The new second exits increase safety for the station as well, allowing for faster evacuations in the cases of emergencies. The two new exits open onto the corner of Bloor Street and Russett Avenue, further west than the main entrance. The existing entrance has been vastly expanded from its original small entry location to a large, high ceilinged and light filled entrance area with walls covered in the brightly coloured tiles from the projects public art component. It also has a new entrance door facing a laneway connecting to Russett Avenue.

The new public art by Eduardo Aquino & Karen Shanski of spmb features photos of daily life from the surrounding neighbourhood, pixelated to the point that they are unrecognizable, offering only a passing resemblance. The tiling is inlaid with metallic tiles which feature key aspects of the area, the city, and its identity.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 02:07 AM   #1598
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no haha. Only in quebec, and technically Ottawa (though not really) are you really able to get bilingual service. Signage in Ontario is really hit and miss on bilingualism, and bilingual service is absolutely nonexistant in most of canada.
No. Bilingual service is a mandatory provincial requirement for all public facilities of any municipality with a French speaking population greater than 10% of the population or 5000 people.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 03:19 AM   #1599
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which is only 1 or 2 small municipalities near the quebec border in Ontario.
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Which other stations is GO planning to building Parking Decks?
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