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    General railway discussions

    Interesting. I wonder if this will change at all once we expand to see more regional express rail in the GTA and therefore higher speed trains, higher frequency, more trains bypassing certain stations etc. Thanks for the info Dan.
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    General railway discussions

    Hi all I had a general question. I was standing by a GO station the other day waiting for my train and the VIA train went quickly by as it was not scheduled to stop at this location. It had me wondering if there are any speed restrictions in Canada for when a train is passing a station that it...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    That's interesting and good to hear that Metrolinx is not running off legacy infrastructure and technology (besides the USRC and specific problem areas). I've seen pictures within the USRC towers and I can't believe this technology from the 1930's is still around! It's amazing when you think...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Hmm. That was a very interesting insight. And yeah that's what I figured in terms of coming down to the bid. I guess as an example, that's why the EU blocked Alstom and Siemens from merging last year due to fears of price gauging. It would be interesting to see how Metrolinx further transforms...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Thanks for this info! But more specifically I was referring to Safetran's (typo before) Geographic Signalling System (GEO) CTC system compared to General Electric Transportation System (GETS) CTC system. For example I have seen information that says that some control points are GETS-CTC while...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I have a general question about GO Transits signalling system. I have noticed that some control points within the CTC system are Safetrain GEO system while others are GETS. I'm wondering what the difference between the two systems, which is older, are they both microprosser solid state systems...

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