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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Pretty sure the concept of an express train that only saves 2 minutes wouldn't have passed any quantitative analysis. The reversal is also clearly done without data analysis given that it all happened within 24h.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I don't think it means anything. The Bramalea service likely would have departed 4 min behind the UP train and fallen gradually further back due to slower acceleration and lack of level boarding. By Weston it may be 6 min back which is totally fine. Although GO service will now only be half as...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-not-proceeding-with-planned-up-express-changes-minister-1.6849432 I particularly enjoy the residents' description of Weston as being underserved while it has literally the most train service of any suburban station in Canada.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    see these posts from the previous two pages of this thread:
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    This is the most creative spam bot I've seen yet. Now they just need to learn how to reply to the latest post rather than one from 2007
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I wonder how severe the crowding has been since the introduction of free transfers, given that it applies to GO trips but not UP Express trips. Trips from Weston to Union would probably benefit a lot from a free transfer to a TTC bus (e.g. at Weston) or subway (e.g. at Union), which may have...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Indeed, the metric for service to Weston should be its use to get to the airport (not only for travel but also for work). From what I've seen there are very few boardings toward the airport at Weston, it's almost entirely to/from Union. Once Mount Dennis opens, I think it would be best to just...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    It is very relevant to the story that the GO service during weekday off-peak periods is being doubled at the same time that the UP Express service is being cut in half. Service during peak periods (peak direction) is already frequent enough that alternating with UP every half hour still provides...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Also as expected, the Start "forgets" to mention that GO service to Weston and Bloor is being doubled at the same time during weekday off-peak periods. I'm in no way in favour of the change to the UP Express service pattern (the time savings are too small to be worthwhile) but that doesn't mean...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Very impressive that they managed to make a map that's so legible considering what an inconsistent mess the GO bus network is. I personally wouldn't have used the faded lines to represent "rail support" routes since the colour already does that. I would have used the faded lines to represent...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Dynamic envelope is the stated reason (UP Express trains have a metal step sticking out that gets close to the high-level platforms) but as Dan noted, the validity of that rationale seems dubious. The platform edges already have a tearaway edge so if there ever were to be contact it wouldn't...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    UP Express trains have a 10 mph (16 km/h) speed limit while passing UP Express platforms so the express trains will hardly save any time at all. They'd be lucky to save 1 minute per skipped stop, in which case the travel time would be 23 minutes. GO Trains don't have that speed restriction so...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The AM trip make sense: there's now service every arriving at Union every 15 minutes from 07:30 to 09:00. The PM trip is definitely bizarre though... I was so certain they'd add it at 17:40 that I hadn't even checked the times in the new schedule. I guess the silver lining is that there's...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Great to see the improvements as expected. Indeed the 21 direct to Union is the only surprise, though I don't think we were confident that the skip-stop Union Pearson Express would be happening this month. The timing of the Route 30 buses with the new Bramalea trains seems like a missed...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The NDP won all three ridings in London with a fairly large margin so maybe they have given up on trying to buy votes there. St Marys is in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and they may be annoyed that they lost half of their train service. Prior to the pandemic and during the pilot they had two round...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Yes and I literally said that on the previous page of this thread. I even outlined the changes we should make to the HTA to enable more intuitive signal indications.
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    First of all, no, there's a pretty long process for HTA updates that involves consulting engineers and other practitioners and doing research. They don't just change the HTA on a whim. But even so, the post was not asking for the HTA to be changed, it was saying "why is the City so stupid that...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    His design violates countless HTA regulations. Everything seems easy when you don't know what you're talking about.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The Acton and Guelph sidings are currently under construction, but the CN segment is not. It is therefore safe to assume that the Breslau, Guelph and Acton sidings will be activated long before CN expands the trackage east of Georgetown. So I think that as soon as Metrolinx's sidings are...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    You are certainly not the only person with an irrational aversion to buses, but I think you are overestimating how many others have that same prejudice. For example, the bus+train combo is so popular that during busy periods GO needs to run three double-decker buses back-to-back just to handle...

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