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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. But would it really be much of a hassle considering their experience with the CLRV/ALRV fleets?
  4. Actually, it would be better if you didn't add two modules to a three module Flexity fleet later on. With only five module Flexitys, the TTC currently has the temptation to offer same capacity but less frequent service on existing routes and it takes more riders than with a CLRV & ALRV before they can justify adding another Flexity to a route. Keeping a chunk of the fleet as "stubbies" would help avoid those two problems.
  5. On the other hand, it could just be a case of "They were not allowed because they were not allowed" with no further justification.
  6. Actually, it was a simple case of what would you have used on the Sheppard line since you can't have two Yonge stations on the network. Going with Sheppard-Yonge was a simple solution to that problem.
  7. Well, if the damage is caused by fire, then it's possible that the frame may be salvageable even though everything else isn't. Of course, that leads to the question of how could you have a fire that only damages one module bad enough that you would consider an outright replacement while the rest of the car is still repairable.
  8. On the other hand, once you reach the level of damage to the car body where the outright replacement of the damaged module is a viable option, you are probably facing frame damage. As a result, the question of wiring and piping is going to be weighed against retiring the entire car.
  9. Naturally this proves that the Relief Line is not necessary and we should be spending billions to build subway lines to parking lots in suburbia. Posted from an ambulance taking me to the nearest hospital to have my tongue surgically removed from my cheek.
  10. But would they be sold out for the entire length of the trip? I'd be surprised if there wasn't space in the sleepers east of Edmonton. Of course, I'm assuming that VIA does have the ability to properly clean the sleepers between Vancouver and Toronto when I'm saying this.
  11. The funny thing is, as bad as Tory has been with the subway debate, I think the Doug threat is not as bad as people think. Simply put, you can't really quantify the problems that Tory has into single images. (No garbage piling up in parks. No picket lines. Tax bills would backfire the second you point out which administration introduced the Scarborough subway tax.)
  12. I am disappointed by the TTC denying us the opportunity to name it Fluffy the Terrible.
  13. I'm somewhat curious as to why they stopped allowing that seeing as it's not a free upgrade.
  14. I am curious if you still can do the old pay for the sleeper upgrade on route with this even though I can't take advantage of the pass.
  15. Hell, with the money that this "crack pipe" will need, you can substantially add to that plan.