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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Yep, you can lead a Toronto to transit priority, but you can't make them enable it, it seems. If TSP is a boogeyman in Toronto, then we need grade separation at intersections.
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    VIA Rail

    I think that's what LemonCondo was saying, that they're in favour of a Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal service before Toronto-London is built, even if by some metric, one could argue that Toronto-London makes more sense.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Once EWLRT and EELRT are complete, line 5 will indeed be very long. Although one of my biggest gripes with the TTC is the number of transfers required for most trips, I do see the merit in splitting line 5 into a metro line and an LRT line. Maybe they could at least try full TSP before going...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Interesting, but I don't think that would explain the perceived difference, which is all above ground, because Metrolinx themselves have stated that line 5 is at full-speed testing. Whether or not there are workers on the tracks underground should affect how long an LRV dwells at an advance-left...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Damn. What's strange is that every video I've seen of line 5 shows it lumbering along the surface section super slowly. But if you've seen the line 6 videos in its thread, it appears to run so much faster. I doubt that line 6 has better TSP than line 5.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Is this a new development? I had heard that line 5 would have catch-up TSP.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    My thought is that of the 2 potential negative outcomes, the tight testing schedule for REM is more likely to result in a delay, rather than major failures at opening, as was the case with Ottawa. What gives me hope is that REM is about 95% similar to Sydney Metro, same fully automated trains...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/grand-montreal/2022-07-27/phases-de-test/le-rem-traverse-le-pont-samuel-de-champlain-pour-la-premiere-fois.php REM crosses the Samuel de Champlain bridge for the first time. Considering that this phase of the line is set to open this fall, I was a little...
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    Dundas West/ Bloor Mobility Hub +interconnected hub network (Metrolinx)

    Everyone needs to stop complaining because the existing connection to the UPX is great! You just need to exit Dundas West TTC station, cross at the lights, turn left, turn right, then up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right, walk through Freshco, ask the staff in the back if you can wheel your...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Will Mount Dennis UPX be operating on day 1 (or before day 1) of Crosstown's operation?
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    This is only going to delay what inevitably needs to be done.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Recent footage of Line 6 testing.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    That's an interesting point about the Confederation line. However, by comparison the line 5 light situation would then mean there is that longer low-floor dwell time, plus traffic light delay. Again, I hope that more aggressive TSP is implemented.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Exactly. And this appears to showcase the impact of that decision. Edit to add: if TSP isn't activated every time an LRT would otherwise encounter a red light, I think the underground section will be noticeably affected. Dwell times in underground, metro-like stations will be unacceptably long...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Here's another one from yesterday. It's not wrong-railing in this one, stops at a light, waits for the advance-left, then trundles over the intersection to its stop. It's looking a lot like the 510.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    It begins to advance after its stop, but cannot proceed due to a red light. But as far as I know, there aren't any other videos posted showing it in normal operation since the change to full-speed testing began. We shall see.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    It only suggests that, as of now, Line 5 is slowed significantly by traffic lights. Maybe it will improve, but we are getting close to the line's opening, so I am not sure how much longer they would wait to activate TSP. They would want the line to be tested with it active.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    What the video suggests is that the service will run more slowly than it should, like the streetcar, regardless of whether the vehicle speed hits 60km/h in operation. I am just as hopeful that on opening day, LRTs won't wait at traffic lights. But if I had money on it, I wouldn't bet that way.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    I noticed that too, and it could be what's causing the apparently dismal speed. I am just going with the info I have though, that ML claims the line is testing at full speed. I also agree re: TSP. There may be changes forthcoming. I want the operation of this line to be competent, but my hopes...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Line 5 is not RT. If the at-grade portion is separated from the underground portion, then the service would function as a metro and in that case we would add those 12 stations to TTC's RT total. REM and SRT are RT, so I included them. Line 5/Line 6 LRT are not RT. If I want to go to...

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