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  1. Well look at the examples. TTC staff have no problem doing the same thing. Stand at Coxwell station for 10 minutes. Subway operators treat the no-entry sign for pedestrians at the bus bay as a joke - despite no operational reason not to walk through the front door a few steps away. Why should clients not follow the lead of staff?
  2. How do you know they don't have a Metropass in their pocket? I've entered the Presto-only entrances for Spadina at Walmer several times with another adult who does use a Presto card at the accessible gate. It looks to anyone like I'm entering without paying, but I have a Metropass in my pocket (but no where to swipe it to enter).
  3. Streetcar News

    So much for the promise that the new cars would go 50% to 504 and 50% to 512.
  4. PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    The caveat I realized pulling into Kitchener station the other day, is : you must tap off at Union, if your second train is Via Rail and not GO Transit! (doh! - they kindly refunded the 100%-my-fault penalty-fare though, when I phoned GO Transit after my next trip!). I wouldn't assume that every remote GO ticket agent can handle Presto - and what if the station is unstaffed that day?
  5. Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I thought the first TTC delivery wasn't targeted for the fall, when they made the initial announcement. There was a picture of the first completed Edmonton car last week.
  6. TTC Service Changes

    Though that document contradicts itself many times, in other places noting that 506 is still being run out of Russell and Roncesvalles. The best one is that on page 10 of the PDF, it notes that although the 306 will be run out of Bir/MtD, it will still be using CLRVs!
  7. That must have been it, and the predesign that went further west, along with the 3 platforms for Line 3, must have been my imagination.
  8. As the original design anticipated a westward extension to Downsview, I would think that the design for the existing track already took this into account. Otherwise, I would have not built a curve west of Yonge, not west, and cut down on the length of the tracks west of Yonge which extend all the way to the station box for Senlac station.
  9. PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    Why, I don't know. But it does often to be at, or near a garage location. Presumably Prest software issues. I think after one of those, it just kind of gives up completely, and you've magically got a 2-hour transfer.
  10. TTC in the news

    You can see examples on Streetview: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.8408548,-79.2330688,3a,50.5y,174.95h,92.05t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1scd088luhHxibw92brSRgkw!2e0!5s20090501T000000!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e2?hl=en https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.8401064,-79.2363537,3a,27.1y,238.99h,90.09t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swhg99G1h5AGy_ebxo1ljCQ!2e0!5s20140701T000000!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e2?hl=en https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.8399026,-79.2370995,3a,50.4y,61.24h,92.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMkRJFUJzAbMgkEAY4Xcz6Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e2?hl=en https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.8219308,-79.2018679,3a,75y,100.69h,93.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sa9xBgBMigzWsV0FxJ1__mg!2e0!5s20150701T000000!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e2?hl=en
  11. Streetcar News

    What does my horizontal velocity have to do with this? Cars can take Church or other lane on Parliament. I don't see enough cars in AM peak on Parliament at Carlton to believe that is significant. The busiest section is south of Dundas, not north of Carlton.
  12. I'd think Eglinton would be too far south. More likely that Line 2 would go there I'd think. But with Line 5 and 6 both going there, maybe unnecessary.
  13. TTC dropped the new 5-year corporate plan and Ridership Growth Strategy in the documents for next week's TTC meeting - http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2018/January_25/Agenda/Agenda.jsp The highlight would be the new map showing the Toronto Transit Network Plan that council approved in 2016 - http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.EX13.3 Obviously some changes since then, such as Line 6 possibly heading to Pearson, Waterfront Transit probably stopping at Leslie instead of Woodbine, the Sheppard West portion of Line 4 that's in the current draft Regional Transportation Plan, along with an LRT heading up Don Mills from Sheppard (Line 9?). We already knew about the Line 5, 6, and 7 colours, and that of the Relief Line (Line 3). But here is the pink Line 8 - Jane!
  14. Streetcar News

    Line 3? Sumach station is just south of King and Sumach. East Harbour (aka Broadview) station is Eastern and Broadview. Not sure it's much further in the future than putting in a Parliament service. In the new 5-year corporate plan, TTC is targeting 2028 for the Relief line, along with the Yonge line extension and the Sheppard East LRT.
  15. Streetcar News

    Yes, part of it is. Some of it is simply 6 lanes (plus 2 bike lanes). Only need one turn lane - which can be shared with streetcar traffic, unless we want to make Parliament have it's own streetcar ROW - in which case don't want anyone turning left here - push them down Sherbourne or Jarvis - which don't have streetcars. Not sure why most on westbound Bloor would even want to go down Parliament unless just going a few blocks. By that far south DVP is probably a better option, and come off at Richmond. Or make it easier to take Bayview from westbound Danforth, which currently requires you to go all the way up to Pottery, or do a U-turn just as you get on the bridge, onto the DVP northbound, and come off at Bayview/Bloor, and then onto southbound Bayview. Must be a way to add another ramp to that cloverleaf. Possible. Would also be tempting to run into into proposed Line 3, to provide a better subway connection. Possibly just turn west on Queen into Moss Park station - or perhaps to McCaul loop. Or turn somehow down to Sumach station. Or here's a neat one - turn east on Front St or Mill Street, into the West Donlands and terminate at the combined East Harbour GO/TTC station. Finally push some transit into the West Donlands, instead of around the edges. Though a bit of a walk to the TTC part of the station. I wonder if there's a way to go past Sumach station on the way to East Harbour station (western entrance). I'm not convinced that a single station at Sherbourne between Queen and Sumach is the best choice - I'd be tempted to add one at Parliament, and perhaps shift Sherbourne to Jarvis.