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  1. Honestly, with the entitlement complex for subways on Sheppard, proposing a BRT on Sheppard now would be worse politically than doing nothing.
  2. Looks like we're going to have to close this thread down. Federal funding shuffle casts doubt on Sheppard LRT
  3. The coupler adapter can be attached to any ren car. It's just that VIA has doubts over the crash worthiness of the cars when in service which is why they have the baggage or transition car.
  4. Does the roadswitcher for the Uxbridge sub originate out of Mimico or MacMillan yard? CRO is reporting that ONR 1409 and 842 are on the move to the YDHR and I'm hoping to catch them before they reach Stouffville.
  5. As smart an idea as that would be, there isn't a spare set in Toronto. I'm not sure about Vancouver though.
  6. Hopefully they can finish the acquisition of Obico this year so they can start that.
  7. It makes you wonder how often the defibrillators at Metrolinx get used every time Hamilton has second thoughts about its LRT project.
  8. No wonder the lawyers were chanting "Make it rain!" when I was downtown today. I also find it interesting that the number of LRT's in this deal almost matches the number of streetcars that would be produced for the TTC's proposed expanded order.
  9. Hopefully they would do better than 40. With their long string of failing to meet delivery targets, it would be nice if they would surpass one for once.
  10. Yes. However, CN has all but abandoned Komoka to Windsor, the last I heard is that the plan involves building new rights of way from London to Georgetown due to the speed requirements, and GO will already be solving the capacity and electrification issues between Georgetown and Toronto.
  11. Yes, but it would result in the loss of parkland and reduced access to High Park along Parkside. Hence a price on your head.
  12. The funny thing is, I wouldn't get rid of High Park loop even if the 506 terminus was moved elsewhere. Of course, if you really wanted to do street running on Parkside, the simple solution would be to use the existing loop as part of the turn north. Simply put, an east-north curve would be much broader than a west-north one at the Howard Park-Parkside intersection. But, again, I was merely interested if the TTC had ever looked at the idea rather than the feasibility of the idea.
  13. Truth be told, either choice would probably result in you getting a price on your head since the angle of the intersection between Howard Park and Parkside would either mean a sharp turn north, with all the streetcar noises that goes with it, or the right of way being built along the west side of Parkside. However, I was just interested in whether the TTC actually looked at the idea at some point.
  14. Out of curiosity, has the TTC ever looked at extending the 506 from High Park loop to the subway at either Keele or High park?
  15. Those two routes would have higher startup ridership and revenue figures. However, those two routes also have a lot more problems with CN and CP.