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Old May 23rd, 2005, 09:23 AM   #61
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 03:31 PM   #62
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 09:30 PM   #63
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Such great city deserves better tram cars als those one shown
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Old May 24th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #64
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Most Torontonians LOVE their RedRockets because they are unique. No other major city in the world uses them so when you see them you know you are in Toronto. Its as much of a Toronto landmark as is the CNTower.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #65
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Such great city deserves better tram cars als those one shown
There is actually a fairly sizeable opposition to changing these trams, as ssiguy points out. They are embedded into the urban fabric of the city and many feel modern trams would take some of that character away. I do think they are actually more interesting than modern trams. The new ones are a bit too 'square' (literally and slang-wise) but they posses a number of technical advantages.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 08:21 PM   #66
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^Nice of you to drop in.

Newer trams would be more effecient and easier to maintain.

I will be sorry when the old ones go.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #67
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I don't think I'd mind an upgrade too much as long as the TTC keeps the tradition of using red streetcars:



The one thing that I would sorely miss is if the upgraded cars don't have that bell that the drivers ding everytime they pass each other going the opposite direction. I love hearing that sound.

Not only would it be really weird to see something like this roll down Queen...

... but I'm pretty sure we're pretty limited to what we can use here. I haven't read the whole thread but does anyone know what possible replacements the TTC has been looking at... or what options the city has?
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Old May 24th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #68
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I saw some nice glassy trams going to Marsille in time for the world cup. Wouldn't mind something sophisticated looking instead of the typical nasty ^ looking new versions.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #69
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Is that a complete map? I see streetcars on Parliament all the time. I see them on Church sometimes as well.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #70
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^I was wondering the same thing?

BTW, how long is the streetcar system in KM?
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http://world.nycsubway.org/canada/to...to-sc-map.html

Its conceivable, though possible explaination are route detours. The above is the actual street grid network.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #72
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yeah maybe when the College route was being worked on... but I could swear there is a Parliament route that runs along Dundas and turns south on Parliament (pretty sure it's called "Parliament"). The driver has to get out and adjust the tracks... I could be mixing something up though.





hey salvius, "Location: Berlin"... nice! How do you like it so far?
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The driver has to get out and adjust the tracks... I could be mixing something up though.

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I could be wrong, but I doubt that having to manually adjust the tracks is a permanment occurance. It sounds like a route adjustment.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #74
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It would be great to see Toronto being able to get new cars but similar to today's red-rockets. The new trams/streetcars can look very sleek and clean but are also a dime a dozen. The RedRockets are unique to Toronto.
I could see them first transferring over to a newer form of streetcar at first being the Spadina/Harbourfront ROW line.
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I could be wrong, but I doubt that having to manually adjust the tracks is a permanment occurance. It sounds like a route adjustment.
I see this happening from time to time, it usually happens when the cars turn around downtown, like McCaul on Queen, York on King via Wellington and Church. You'll notice on some of these streets like Church that the stops specifically state that they provide rush hour sevice only, because off peak runs don't turn back in the core, but pass through it.
Parliament is also a portion used for detouring routes during times of construction.
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The streetcars are really distinctive. I wonder if any city has the same model of streetcar, but just painted with a different livery?
No, these streetcars are unique to Toronto. Nobody else has them.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 11:54 PM   #77
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[QUOTE=SpatulaCity]yeah maybe when the College route was being worked on... but I could swear there is a Parliament route that runs along Dundas and turns south on Parliament (pretty sure it's called "Parliament"). The driver has to get out and adjust the tracks... I could be mixing something up though.

The college/carelton streetcars end at parliament. The streetcars turn on parliament and then turn again onto dundas or vice versa.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:44 AM   #78
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TTC: Building a Transit City

I believe residents in the GTA will find this very interesting. A little outdated (2003), but none the less interesting. Lots of maps.

http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/pdf/buildi...ansit_city.pdf
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