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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:48 PM   #321
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update on Hamilton, Ontario light-rail proposal

"Hamilton’s LRT project takes some hits from residents, but keeps going"

http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-sto...t-keeps-going/



https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiat...il-transit-lrt
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Old November 14th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #322
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The bus drivers' strike in Kelowna, British Columbia has entered its fifth day.

https://www.kelownanow.com/watercool...e_to_continue/
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 05:25 PM   #323
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The bus drivers' strike in Kelowna, British Columbia continues.

http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/402357605.html
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Old November 27th, 2016, 09:48 AM   #324
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From Transitdrum118, a look inside of new ION LRT Maintenance Yard And Complex:





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Old November 28th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #325
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The bus drivers' strike in Kelowna, British Columbia has concluded.

https://www.kelownanow.com/watercool...of_November_1/
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Old December 5th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #326
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"Is Halifax ready for commuter rail? Man behind city's transportation plan on board"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...hail-1.3873320
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Old January 12th, 2017, 03:11 AM   #327
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Progress on ION light-rail stop at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, Ontario.



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Old January 13th, 2017, 08:58 PM   #328
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Hamilton’s light rail transit system could take alternate route to Mountain

Metrolinx and city of Hamilton officials were expected to discuss the future of Hamilton’s $1 billion light rail transit project during a conference call on Jan. 12[...]
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Old January 31st, 2017, 09:20 AM   #329
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From Rail Journal

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=526

Ontario launches Hamilton light rail procurement
Thursday, February 02, 2017



INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Hamilton’s light rail B Line

The 11km line from McMaster University to Queenston Circle will serve 14 stations, including interchanges with the city’s bus network and Go Transit commuter rail services at Hamilton Go Centre

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From Metro Report

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First Waterloo LRV leaves Bombardier factory
16 Feb 2017



CANADA: The first light rail vehicle for the ION light rail project in the Region of Waterloo left Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant on February 15. Delivery is expected to take 10 to 12 days.

The project promoter aims to unveil the vehicle to the public in April at an event at its maintenance depot at Dutton Drive in Waterloo. Dynamic testing is expected to begin in the spring, starting on a section of the route between Northfield and the junction of Caroline Street and Erb Street

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Kitchener City Hall Station of the Ion rapid transit system, photographed under construction February 2017



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Borden Station of the Ion rapid transit system, photographed under construction February 2017



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First Waterloo LRV leaves Bombardier factory
16 Feb 2017



CANADA: The first light rail vehicle for the ION light rail project in the Region of Waterloo left Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant on February 15. Delivery is expected to take 10 to 12 days.

The project promoter aims to unveil the vehicle to the public in April at an event at its maintenance depot at Dutton Drive in Waterloo. Dynamic testing is expected to begin in the spring, starting on a section of the route between Northfield and the junction of Caroline Street and Erb Street

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The vehicle has arrived in Cambridge, Ontario.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/first-io...gion-1.3297040
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Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

http://rapidtransit.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3850/3...81447f75_k.jpg

Photo by me: One of the last sections of rail to be completed at King and Victoria Streets in Kitchener.
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Old April 9th, 2017, 02:19 AM   #336
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There was an open house today in K-W showing the one LRT vehicle in their garage









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Does 'ION' stand for anything in particular?
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I don't think so. Seems to be just a cool and futuristic name for the light rail network more than anything
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Waterloo is a high tech hub, home of former call phone powerhouse BlackBerry, as well as having Google offices. Hence the name 'ION' signifies electronics.
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Why are Bombardiers's trams so ugly & unimaginative ? This is even uglier than TOronto's

CAF for Luxembourg ...more worthy of a name like "ION":

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