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  1. TTC in the news

    I wouldn't be surprised at that either. Ultimately though, any barrier that attempts to stop drivers who are too dumb to live or drunk to the point of suicidal is guaranteed to fail a cost-benefit analysis in this case.
  2. TTC in the news

    Because what would a gate capable of stopping any car with an intoxicated driver do to a streetcar if the gate malfunctions and the operator fails to notice it before impact?
  3. TTC in the news

    You can get that sort of spring mechanism at Home Depot. All I'm thinking of is a slightly scaled up version of a self closing fence gate.
  4. TTC in the news

    Honestly, all the gate needs to do is hide the entrance to the tunnel and put a big stop sign between the rails on both sides. It doesn't even need a motor. It just needs a spring mechanism with enough strength to keep it closed but can be pushed open by a vehicle going through.
  5. TTC in the news

    Anyone want to start taking bets on how long it will take for someone to crash through the gates and claim they didn't see them?
  6. VIA Rail Canada

    You know, if you are going to throw out ideas regarding used cars for service out east, at least ask about the ones put out of service by the Amtrak Viewliner II program.
  7. VIA Rail Canada

    To the point that we're getting deep into Theseus's paradox territory.
  8. VIA Rail Canada

    Because some of them are pushing 3/4 of a century old.
  9. VIA Rail Canada

    The plan is to rebuild the HEP 1 cars because of their iconic value on the Canadian. The HEP 2 cars don't have that same iconic value and thus aren't worth the cost of another life extension to say nothing about the additional cost of rebuilding their interiors for service on the Ocean.
  10. Toronto King Street Pilot Project

    Probably getting the Finch West LRT replaced with a subway line in his mind. Either that or compensating for his inability to get his flagpole erected.
  11. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Or they just built the west curve to minimize disruptions on the Yonge line.
  12. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I actually misread what you wrote because the Sheppard-Sheppard West extension would only move beyond a nice to have project after the line is extended to Richmond Hill and thus a Southbound-to-Westbound connection would be needed. (I read it as a question of being feasible rather than feasible with the existing junction.)
  13. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Murray Ross. Although, we're still at the lines on a map stage.
  14. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    As you wish. There is zero development potential between Steeles and Highway 407 station. This eliminates any point to the stay on Jane, shorter distance, and left turn positives. That is unless you plan to sell off public parkland and desecrate the dead for your transit idea which you better have a good dental plan if you suggest the idea to the general public. The GO argument is weak at best because you could reroute them to serve Pioneer Creek station and all but one of the GO bus routes terminate at York University anyways. If anything, you've made the argument that the Jane route should turn at Shoreham and serve both subway stops on the York U campus. So long as no more buildings with deep foundations get built in the Sheppard-Beecroft-Elmhurst-Yonge box.
  15. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Spending more money on a white elephant will not end its status as a white elephant.