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  1. I don't think it's possible for the loop to connect to Queen without making the curve radius worse. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.6664225,-79.3162558,3a,60y,284.59h,73.97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqOdWdCn6UrNr9YughoX2bQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  2. " Company representatives said the problem is a “lack of fusion” in some of the welds on the car’s skeleton, particularly around bogie structures and the articulated portals where different sections of the articulated vehicle are joined. The company says it brought the issue “under control” last June and it won’t be repeated in future deliveries. " " A spokesperson for the company stressed the welding problem, which originated at Bombardier’s plant in Sahagun, Mexico, poses no safety risk to the public. Eric Prud’Homme described the work as “preventative maintenance” and said Bombardier ma
  3. I wonder if the one used on 4000 still exists.
  4. Well, we could always call them Turboliners: The Next Generation.
  5. On the other hand, if you believe that the corridor fleet replacement order is going to be another Bombardier make work project and you've been following the TTC streetcar delivery saga...
  6. The sad thing is, this whole thing would be a lot easier to resolve if VIA still had combine cars. Edit: I'm referring to the 9300's that ran in the corridor when I say that.
  7. The question is whether the accessibility ruling against VIA is forcing their hands on the matter. In other words, rebuilding the cars satisfies "as soon as possible" while buying new cars would satisfy "as soon as practical."
  8. One wonders if VIA is going to finally bite the bullet and pad the schedule including the turnaround in Toronto and Vancouver.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. To the point that we're getting deep into Theseus's paradox territory.
  16. Because some of them are pushing 3/4 of a century old.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Or they just built the west curve to minimize disruptions on the Yonge line.
  20. 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.)
  21. Murray Ross. Although, we're still at the lines on a map stage.
  22. 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
  23. Spending more money on a white elephant will not end its status as a white elephant.
  24. So why spend tens of millions when you can just adjust those routes?
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