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Old February 6th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #1661
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I saw an UP Express train moving last week, didn't get a picture though.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #1662
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The colours remind me of the horrid light green and yellow-beige fridges of the 1970s.
Those trains already look like they are 40 years old.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:33 AM   #1663
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:49 AM   #1664
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Oh my , someone had a Transit adventure eh...
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:21 AM   #1665
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Oh my , someone had a Transit adventure eh...
Believe it or not, it was my first time on a rapid transit system.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #1666
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Believe it or not, it was my first time on a rapid transit system.
Well , you certainly covered it well. Did you ride any Go commuter lines?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:48 AM   #1667
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Well , you certainly covered it well. Did you ride any Go commuter lines?
No, just the subway and streetcars. I only rode the bus when I was coming and going to the airport.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #1668
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Did Toronto number its metro lines? No more colors?
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Old February 10th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #1669
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Last time I checked yellow, green and purple are colours.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #1670
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Did Toronto number its metro lines? No more colors?
The TTC started numbering the lines last year.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 02:45 AM   #1671
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yellow, green, purple, and blue. The Eglinton Line will be orange, apparently.

Yellow and Green are the two main ones, the other two are short, underused lines.

Also, before they numbered them, the lines went by names instead of colours. Line 1 (Yellow) was the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, Line 2 (Green) was the Bloor-Danforth Line, Line 3 (Blue) was "the Scarborough Rapid Transit Line, and Line 4 (Purple) was the Sheppard Line.

What Toronto's map looks like today:



Future (apologies for the small size). Note that this map is old, the Blue line will now be replaced with an extension of the green line.

Orange is the Eglinton LRT, of which roughly 1/2 of which will run underground as a subway. The other half will run above ground in the middle of the road in exclusive lanes. The other two line additions, Sheppard and Finch, are both in median LRT lines running in exclusive lanes.

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Old February 10th, 2015, 04:50 AM   #1672
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Old February 10th, 2015, 05:21 AM   #1673
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Here's the new numbering scheme:



The 7 Finch West line is missing:


They've also renamed (shortened) the 1 Yonge-University-Spadina to just Yonge-University Line and the 3 is now simply the Scarborough Line.



The new signs with the line number (above the St. George in the foreground) have the directional arrow missing compared to the previous version. There's certainly room for it on the new sign.



They're not exactly necessary, but it helps if there are no trains in the station tell you which direction the train is heading in. Especially if you're new to or unfamiliar with the system.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 08:48 AM   #1674
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Old February 10th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #1675
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So the '6' will be a totally new, independend from the Shepards Line? No just the extension of the '4'?
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #1676
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So the '6' will be a totally new, independend from the Shepards Line? No just the extension of the '4'?
6 is an LRT and 4 is a subway
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #1677
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6 is an LRT and 4 is a subway
I wonder if they could make it like the Blue Line in Boston. It has both cantenary and 3rd rail. It switches to the other at one station between the tunneled and at grade portions of the line.
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I'm sure they could physically do it, but there are challenges that would make it expensive. The subway is high floor and the LRT is planned as low floor so they either have to change what is planned for the LRT and make it high floor (which would take more street space in addition to the expense) or renovate all the subway platforms. Also the subway cars are 3.2m wide and most LRT cars are about 2.6m wide so they'd either have to make the LRT wider (and take up more road space than planned) or make the subway platforms narrower through yet another tunnel modification. Such renos would no doubt require subway closure which would be disruptive. And the rolling stock would be unique to that line rather than being the same as the subway or the other LRT sections which would add cost and maintenance complexity.

Just depends on how much trouble and cost is worth while just to save a single transfer.
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I'm sure they could physically do it, but there are challenges that would make it expensive. The subway is high floor and the LRT is planned as low floor so they either have to change what is planned for the LRT and make it high floor (which would take more street space in addition to the expense) or renovate all the subway platforms. Also the subway cars are 3.2m wide and most LRT cars are about 2.6m wide so they'd either have to make the LRT wider (and take up more road space than planned) or make the subway platforms narrower through yet another tunnel modification. Such renos would no doubt require subway closure which would be disruptive. And the rolling stock would be unique to that line rather than being the same as the subway or the other LRT sections which would add cost and maintenance complexity.

Just depends on how much trouble and cost is worth while just to save a single transfer.
You do know that currently the Subways and Streetcars run at a special Toronto Gauge. The SRT is Standard Gauge. The Eglinton Crosstown is also being built to Standard Gauge.

They already have different cars for different lines. There is no reason they could not do it for the Sheppard LRT. It would still have the same rail gauge as the Streetcars and Subways, it would just have a dual power system.
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The rail gauge means the width between the rails. That has nothing to do with either of the things I mentioned which is total width and boarding level of the vehicles.
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