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  1. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    I think it is very unlikely that it would start in 2019. The lrt is somewhat nearing completion; Stations like Blair, Cyrville, St. Laurent, Tremblay, Hurdman, Lees and uOttawa are actually sort of nearing completion, especially the ones Tremblay eastwards. Also I am sure they have done more then half of the trains as that’s what it was in the spring. Stations west are coming along, with still a decent amount of work to do obviously. The bulk of the work is definently in the tunnel stations and laying the track in the tunnel. This track not being in the tunnel is a pain as it means that they cannot test trains west of the tunnel on the tracks nearing completion there, unless they were to put a train on a truck and put it on the rails there. In my guess, the lrt will open fall/early winter 2018.
  2. The Trillium Line

    I understand them not being to operate with the full size equipment, however, in Europe they have cars and trucks too, so I don’t understand why they aren’t aloud to go through railway crossings, but maybe it is just the press they would get if a train that’s not up to crash standards crashes into a truck that went through a railway crossing and bad things happen. -Charlie
  3. The Trillium Line

    Don’t the current Alston DMUs also not comply with the crash standards? I thought this is why they weren’t aloud to have and railway crossings on the line and that they can’t operate with full sized North American equipment.
  4. The Trillium Line

    I realise that this is an older post, however I was on geottawa today looking at the Walkley yard on the new 2017 satellite images and you can clearly see the 3 Bombardier talents on one of the sidings. I can guarantee that this photo was taken sometime after April, so the trains might be gone by now but probably not if they haven’t been bought. Also, I’m not sure who would buy them since they are older trains and one of them derailed. -Charlie
  5. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    I believe they are doubling the fleet or so, hence the expansion of the train shed at Belfast yard that they are doing right now and the smaller yard at moodie that they will build. -Charlie
  6. GOA transit news, info etc

    Presenting the OC Transpo December 2017 system map! http://www.octranspo.com/images/files/maps/system_map/systemmap_dec2017.pdf
  7. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    So I was looking at the maps for the new bus routes starting Christmas Eve, and I noticed that on the routes that connected to St. Laurent, Blair and Hurdman, they all had the icon for the Confederation Line 1. However, the new route 17 that ends at Rideau does not have the 1 icon. Maybe I am just saying nonsense, but, could they possibly, maybe run the train from Blair to Hurdman or uOttawa before the rest of the system? This would also go with them officially changing the Trillium Line’s name to Line 2. I am not saying they would run it starting anytime soon, just before the rest of the system starts up. Thoughts? -Charlie
  8. GOA transit news, info etc

    I was more referring to the nearby Brookfield High School but I still see your point.
  9. GOA transit news, info etc

    I don’t really agree with OC Transpo to rename Confederation Station to Mooney’s Bay Station since google maps says it is a 20 minute walk to the beach from the station. I would have thought they would have renamed it Brookfield (after the nearby high school, not the siding) or Heron (even if they aren’t connected it’s still just a very short walk) or even Confederation Heights. -Charlie
  10. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    On geottawa they have put on the full-service platforms now on the east side of the highway.
  11. The Trillium Line

    As of this morning, one of two wide fair gates at Carling was broken, had s pylon in front of it and was displaying and error message. Other then that, it seems the new fare gates are great and work really well and quickly.
  12. I have to say, if that is what an invero looked like fresh out of the box, then they have held up pretty well! Regardless of their recent refurb. Also, on the topic of these buses getting refurbished, how many years is OC Transpo expecting to prolong their lifespan?
  13. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    I am almost wondering. Especially because it is only single track, that it might be showing a temporary station? With a proper one being built when the lrt is extended out to Kanata. I just find it hard to believe that they would get rid of Moodie once the lrt goes out to Kanata. I had also thought that they were going to put the station on the east side Moodie drive but maybe not? Of course, most of this is purely speculation, so don’t take this comment too seriously
  14. GOA transit news, info etc

    In case you missed it, the fare gates at the OTrain stations will be powered up in a week or so. http://www.octranspo.com/tickets-and-passes/customer_testing_of_new_fare_gates_and_ticket_machines