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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    More garage space means more buses. More buses, ideally, means more service. Sometimes the service is underfunded and not enough operators are hired to drive all the new buses.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    New progress images from REM
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Yeah, blame the immigrants for helping the economy barely replace and expand the aging workforce. What weird statements you are all making. The housing is not expensive because of immigrants, it's expensive because people are willing to pay more with historically low-interest rates and banks are...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Yes. But that rule will be removed as part of the new provincial housing rules announced yesterday. 😅
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    They will be running single cars. Trains will be scheduled to run every 5-7 minutes during peak hours and every 7-10 minutes during off-peak hours. https://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/docs/finchwest/Finch-West-LRT-FAQs-Revised-June9.pdf
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/rem-light-rail-network-south-shore-brossard-delay-1.6624701 During the official delay announcement, they emphasized that they want to use this winter for extra testing. They seemingly want to avoid an Ottawa-style embarrassment. The new target is Spring...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    I wasted 10min reading three pages dedicated to explaining why using a button to open a door is a useful idea, and 2 hours having a headache from watching people get mad that one person just doesn't get it™. Can we talk about more fun things like the shape and size of the stop button instead?
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Where can I read about the accident?
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Yeah, no. The Flexity Outlook and Freedom are new variants of the Flexity family created by Bombardier, now Alstom, for the Canadian market. The Citadis Spirit is a new variant of the Citadis family created by Alstom for the Canadian market. A simple Google search shows that Wikipedia says that...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    The REM team uploaded a video today announcing that launch beams Anne and Marie have finished their work. Video in French.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    They have been testing the trains since December 2020 between Brossard station and Milan Boulevard. The trains should be fine and now they are testing the track.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    REM opening schedule updated: https://rem.info/en/news/2022-schedule-new-testing-sequence They claim this schedule prevents delays that could have set the last opening of the Deux-Montagnes and Anse-à-l’Orme branches until 2026. They will start the testing on the branches before the tunnel...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    The downtown portion has been abandoned and now streetcar-loving councillors will come asking for urban trams again. The pessimist in me thinks they will not suddenly decide to burry the line downtown using tiny trains anymore. Instead, I see them creating a scenic LRT line that will be as fast...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    The assumption is that the TRs won't reach 90s is because the line's infrastructure, not the train alone, is not designed to handle that frequency. My understanding is that the time a train takes to clear the platform plays a big role. This gives shorter trains an advanatge. For the current...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Each consortium handles the maintenance too. Moving trains between lines is never an option even if technically compatible.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Renders from the video
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Some articles in English about the latest REM B drama. The city and the province are still on board. And seem to have reiterated their commitments with more funding. https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/hanes-rem-de-lest-drama-shows-how-artms-navigation-skills-have-been-devalued...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    I remember they were planning to have narrower trains than in Rem A. Thought it was in the Techincal Book but cants seem to find it now. That makes the future interoperably not possible. But nothing is set in stone until the contracts get signed. Who knows, maybe the consortium with Alstom will...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    The REM in Montreal is undergoing winter testing right now. Montreal get's more snow than Toronto. So far we have not heard about any winter issues. But we will see once the project opens later this year. Will be a good project to watch. That project is a good example of a contemporary turnkey...
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    TTC/Metrolinx: Scarborough Subway Extension

    It's not uncommon for tunnel boring shafts to be used as stations. I haven't gotten around looking for docs related to this. But all of this is speculation until someone does some digging. The Crosstown itself started construction on the stations after tunnel boring was finished.

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