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Old May 2nd, 2015, 09:31 AM   #1761
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From CTV News:

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Finch West LRT construction to be completed in 2021
April 27, 2015



Construction on a new light rail transit line along Finch Avenue West will begin in 2016 and be completed in five years, according to the Ontario minister of transportation.

The project was initially announced in 2009 when the province committed to footing the LRT's $1.2-billion bill.

At a news conference Monday, Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said the project will start sometime next spring

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Old May 2nd, 2015, 06:25 PM   #1762
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5 years for11 kn of LRT seems very long.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 07:54 PM   #1764
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Also some progress on Scarborough GO Station:


1. Installation of window glazing for the north entrance into the west tunnel. by Metrolinx, on Flickr


3. Installation of window glazing for the north entrance into the west tunnel. by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old May 4th, 2015, 11:40 AM   #1765
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5 years for11 kn of LRT seems very long.
people aren't robots, dude. they have families and social commitments and stuff.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 12:21 PM   #1766
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agree, that need time to be done!
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Old May 5th, 2015, 01:17 AM   #1767
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people aren't robots, dude. they have families and social commitments and stuff.
no kidding, I wasn't born yesterday. just saying that we have many years of delays to catch up on in transit construction, would be nice to see this happening faster.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #1768
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Well, why do they bury them in the ground?

Why not pull them out, recondition them and sell them? If they cannot be rebuilt and sold, why not recycle them? The metal alone would be worth enough to pull it out.

The larger point is, why do the workers stop? Get the funding, EA and the designs done on the proposed lines and once construction is done on one, put the shovels in the ground in the new line.

I know the excuses, but, what are the real reasons?
Many transit authorities do exactly that. I've even spotted a few TBMs on EBay.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #1769
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Update on the Spadina Subway extension:

http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/05/w...ike_right_now/
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Old May 26th, 2015, 07:40 AM   #1771
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James Street North GO station is renamed to West Harbour GO station. Here is latest progress:


West Harbour north view May 2015 by Metrolinx, on Flickr


West Harbour South View_May 2015 by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old May 26th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #1772
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From Railway Gazette:

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Hamilton light rail funding announced
26 May 2015





CANADA: Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne announced up to C$1bn of provincial funding to cover the entire capital cost of the Hamilton light rail project on May 26. Procurement is expected to begin in 2017, for construction to start in 2019.

The planned light rail line would run from McMaster University, along King Street and Main Street through central Hamilton to Queenston Circle. There would be an interchange with the West Harbour GO commuter rail station, which is expect to open this year, and a ‘high-order pedestrian connection’ to the Hamilton Centre GO station is planned

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Old May 26th, 2015, 10:15 PM   #1773
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Test run of UP Express:

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Old May 28th, 2015, 01:36 AM   #1774
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The Hamilton station is great news for both Hamiltonians and Torontonians. Is West Harbour close to downtown Hamilton. I remember trying to take the train to Hamilton to see college football and shocked to find out I couldn't do it. Not only did the train stop a few km before reaching Hamilton (completely moronic) but the only option was a bus. Hamilton is a city of 780,000 people so not exactly some insignificant satellite city.

I'm assuming I'll now be able to get off at West Harbour station and get anywhere in Hamilton by bus or street car?
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There is a GO train station in Hamilton already but it only runs peak GO service, into Toronto in the morning and back out in the evening.

The new GO station is a bit north of downtown, maybe a 5 minute walk. The LRT is going to have a spur to it though so you can take the LRT to downtown in a few years.
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Old June 7th, 2015, 09:16 AM   #1776
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UP Express is now opened:


Pearson Airport Station by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


Skywalk and UP Express Entrance by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr


UP Express train outbound at Bathurst Street Bridge by Sean_Marshall, on Flickr
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Old June 8th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #1777
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From Railway Gazette:

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GO Transit driving cars unveiled
06 Jun 2015





CANADA: Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca visited GO Transit's Willowbrook depot on June 2 to unveil the first of 67 double-deck driving cars ordered by regional transport authority Metrolinx to increase capacity around on Toronto commuter services.

Metrolinx has ordered a total of 127 coaches to an updated version of Bombardier’s BiLevel design since June 2012. They are being built at the manufacturer’s Thunder Bay plant

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Thanks for all your updates dimlys1994, they're much appreciated.

Can the UPx add more train cars if demand warrants it in the coming years. If so, what's the maximum number of cars the platforms can accommodate?
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nope, 3 car trains are the maximum.

That said, increased frequencies would likely be possible to meet demand if required.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #1780
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what's the go with these big, infrequent double decker trains serving the outer suburbs only in peak. How about smaller, more efficient electric, more frequent, trains all day long
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