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On 12/21/2017 at 9:36 PM, ttc rider said:

76 vehicles are enough for Eglinton and that is the only LRT line to be built in Toronto in the foreseeable future. Considering the recent developments and the election coming up in 2018, I would be astounded if the Finch West LRT is ever built.

Knowing bombardier's track record, and considering that Eglinton West and Eglinton East are on the way (Hopefully), I have no idea why they seem to think that 76 will be enough. It's a 19 km line running 3 car trains. Even if there's one 3 car train every kilometer, you need 114 trains just for phase one alone. If it's one train at each stop, that number goes up to 150 at peak. Now considering that there needs to be a considerable spare ratio, I don't know why they think 76 will be adequate. Do they want us to be sardines on opening day or do they want space for the future? Reminds me a bit of the BD line, the Yonge University Line, and the Streetcar Network (Especially the king street pilot). 

 

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10 hours ago, Streety McCarface said:

Knowing bombardier's track record, and considering that Eglinton West and Eglinton East are on the way (Hopefully), I have no idea why they seem to think that 76 will be enough. It's a 19 km line running 3 car trains. Even if there's one 3 car train every kilometer, you need 114 trains just for phase one alone. If it's one train at each stop, that number goes up to 150 at peak. Now considering that there needs to be a considerable spare ratio, I don't know why they think 76 will be adequate. Do they want us to be sardines on opening day or do they want space for the future? Reminds me a bit of the BD line, the Yonge University Line, and the Streetcar Network (Especially the king street pilot).

 

I think that you're confusing your dreaming with reality.

 

When the line opens in 2021, the 76 cars that are currently on order will be more than enough to handle the opening-day crowds, and the projected passenger loads for quite some time.

 

Let's worry about additional cars for the extensions when they actually happen - if they eventually happen.

 

Dan

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13 hours ago, dowlingm said:

Did we ever settle whether Mt Dennis MSF will have a delivery spur off CP MacTier? Apologies if I missed a confirmation upthread.

 They've never identified one in any of the EA documents. It could have been added later in the process, but to the best of my knowledge there are no plans for one.

 

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34 minutes ago, smallspy said:

 They've never identified one in any of the EA documents. It could have been added later in the process, but to the best of my knowledge there are no plans for one.

 

Dan

Thanks Dan.

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11 hours ago, smallspy said:

And indeed it does.

 

I guess they've decided that they wanted one after all.

Seems sensible, particularly as Bombardier has the maintenance contract. Makes it easier to ship them back and forth frequently to La Pocatiere to re-weld the thing every few years. :)

 

 

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As the work on the North platform at Kennedy's terminal is finished, South Service Road West access and exit will be closed until December 2020. The new temporary roadway will be used by 34, 43, 113, 334 and 343. Buses who normal used South Service Road West will have to use Transway and Kennedy to get to Eglinton, again, this will be used by 12, 20, 21, 43, 57, 86, 116, 175, 300B, 334, and 903. North Service Road West will continue to use buses entering and exiting.

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Elsewhere, as far as progress goes on Mount Pleasant Road, the 103 MOUNT PLEASANT NORTH is still suspended because there are no left and right turns along Mount Pleasant/Eglinton intersection. Could the 56 LEASIDE be short turned to Brentcliffe if there are calls for no left/Right turns on Eglinton between Laird/Brentcliffe? Time will tell.

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11 hours ago, BYD said:

Elsewhere, as far as progress goes on Mount Pleasant Road, the 103 MOUNT PLEASANT NORTH is still suspended because there are no left and right turns along Mount Pleasant/Eglinton intersection. Could the 56 LEASIDE be short turned to Brentcliffe if there are calls for no left/Right turns on Eglinton between Laird/Brentcliffe? Time will tell.

 

Wherever possible, they have maintained as many of the pre-existing turning movements at the various intersections along the line. Mount Pleasant stands out as a particularly glaring exception to that, as does Dufferin - but these are the hassles that we will have to choose to live with while construction progresses.


As for Laird and Eglinton, the station cavern is apparently progressing quite nicely and should be done in a couple of months. Why would you think that there would be the need for future turn restrictions there or at Brentcliffe when there haven't been any up to this point during the construction?


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On 10/25/2018 at 9:42 PM, BYD said:

As the work on the North platform at Kennedy's terminal is finished, South Service Road West access and exit will be closed until December 2020. The new temporary roadway will be used by 34, 43, 113, 334 and 343. Buses who normal used South Service Road West will have to use Transway and Kennedy to get to Eglinton, again, this will be used by 12, 20, 21, 43, 57, 86, 116, 175, 300B, 334, and 903. North Service Road West will continue to use buses entering and exiting.

I don’t think the routes will divert via Transway and Kennedy. There are traffic lights being set up at North Service Rd West and Eglinton Ave. There is a left turn lane so I think the buses can turn left from North Service Rd onto Eglinton. It seems faster than diverting  Transway/Kennedy.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, your new ride has arrived. Bombardier will supply 76 cars for the crosstown with the completed first set to arrive in November with another five rolling in by February.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/get-your-first-look-at-the-new-eglinton-crosstown-lrt-vehicles-1.4884677?fbclid=IwAR2qnj6bftLxAG3svMo3rJR7RjeF4R09D7nhqbTA6WlQXg_aGPLke3IsjN0

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On 10/30/2018 at 8:46 AM, DAT_28 said:

I don’t think the routes will divert via Transway and Kennedy. There are traffic lights being set up at North Service Rd West and Eglinton Ave. There is a left turn lane so I think the buses can turn left from North Service Rd onto Eglinton. It seems faster than diverting  Transway/Kennedy.

This is what they are doing but i heard it was a mess the first day so some express buses were sent down transway to Kennedy.  

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3 hours ago, 0=0 said:

This is what they are doing but i heard it was a mess the first day so some express buses were sent down transway to Kennedy.  

On the first day, the buses exited Transway/Kennedy in the morning rush. Around 3pm same day, they started using North Service Rd West. The next day (Nov 1st) I’ve seen a few 131E’s detouring (westbound only) via Lawrence Ave, Kennedy Rd to Kennedy Stn. I guess so it avoids the traffic jams along Eglinton west of Brimley  

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7 hours ago, 0=0 said:

This is what they are doing but i heard it was a mess the first day so some express buses were sent down transway to Kennedy.  

I am surprise you didn't drive any route out of Kennedy yesterday.  I used Eglinton to deadhead back to the garage.  I was stuck on the bridge for at least 10 minutes.  Making the left turn out of North Service road is very painful since motorists block a portion of the driveway.  Tight turn but doable.  

 

Have Metrolinx moved the concrete wall yet?  I wasn't there today as I am off.  

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Kennedy Oct 30

Ran out of time to go outside to do some shooting since TTC had already had me down 70 minutes on either slow moving subway trains, having to wait an extra 25 minutes for a bus since the 5 that pass us were closed door and huge gaps on various routes.

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On 11/2/2018 at 1:36 PM, drum118 said:

Kennedy Oct 30

Ran out of time to go outside to do some shooting since TTC had already had me down 70 minutes on either slow moving subway trains, having to wait an extra 25 minutes for a bus since the 5 that pass us were closed door and huge gaps on various routes.

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Thanks to the trench done by Metrolinx, a bus rear wheel felt into the trench and got stuck.  It offices buses to divert enter via transitway Cres for WB buses.

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