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EastYorkTTCFan

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Yeah but at least this time we have Mount Dennis and Cedarvale to boot, at least relieving some west end “crosstowners” that be heading downtown. This would also be fully justified if Caledonia GO Station was built in time, and if somehow the ttc extends their 6 Bay route to one of the stations like Avenue or Chaplin Stations for the time being, actually giving a purpose for this route to exist despite being in the tight crunch of basically 2 subway lines in the downtown core.
So your saying that it's ok for people on the east end of the city to not be able to have a connection to the Young line because the people in the west have a connection to the Spadina line.

I fall to see why anyone excepts it to open with a major interchange station not being completed. If it was another station I could see it being bypassed but Eglinton is just as major as Eglinton West is (I refuse to use the stupid name Metrolinx came up with their planning expert and the random group of people they asked to come up with names just to be different)
 

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So your saying that it's ok for people on the east end of the city to not be able to have a connection to the Young line because the people in the west have a connection to the Spadina line.

I fall to see why anyone excepts it to open with a major interchange station not being completed. If it was another station I could see it being bypassed but Eglinton is just as major as Eglinton West is (I refuse to use the stupid name Metrolinx came up with their planning expert and the random group of people they asked to come up with names just to be different)
It’s not about east vs west. It’s about getting some use out of the line sooner versus no one getting any use out of it even though some portion might be operable.
I’m skeptical whether they can get all the acceptance signiffs without the whole line being operable and tested as an integrated whole - but if they can, I would hope they run whatever portion they can.

- Paul
 

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I think Toronto and the TTC are doing much better than other cities by embracing technology rather than staying stuck in the past with paper maps and printed schedules that can change and need to be reprinted and updated. Most of the time if I want to plan where I'm going now if it's somewhere new or I'm unfamiliar with it I'll use either City Mapper or Google Maps to find my destination, I can't even remember the last time I looked at a bus or streetcar route map on a pole.
"I think Toronto and the TTC are doing much better than other cities by embracing technology rather than staying stuck in the past with paper maps and printed schedules."

Only a short time back we ditched paper transfers, but OK. If the crowd is feeling better about this, then I can get on board. I'd like to see more of those LED scroll boards at important bus and streetcar stops with the time to next vehicle.
 

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I'd like to see more of those LED scroll boards at important bus and streetcar stops with the time to next vehicle.
I think they are working on rolling them out unfortunately like anything with the TTC it's a funding issue and something that can only be done when funds exit or the redo a bus stop. There is also the need to power them which requires Toronto Hydro to provide a power supply to them.
 

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March 6:

Eglinton West (Cedarvale) station:

View from Aldburn Road:

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Closeups from just west of the station:
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Peeking underneath:
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I think they are working on rolling them out unfortunately like anything with the TTC it's a funding issue and something that can only be done when funds exit or the redo a bus stop. There is also the need to power them which requires Toronto Hydro to provide a power supply to them.
At bus stops or just Crosstown stops? If the second, I would think there are lights in the station.
 

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At bus stops or just Crosstown stops? If the second, I would think there are lights in the station.
At bus stops, they need a power source for them. Metrolinx is responsible for anything being installed at crosstown stops and most likely if they plan on having any sort of next LRT arrival signs they would have installed any wiring for them during construction
 

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At bus stops, they need a power source for them. Metrolinx is responsible for anything being installed at crosstown stops and most likely if they plan on having any sort of next LRT arrival signs they would have installed any wiring for them during construction

Hopefully, they would include empty conduits for any future use that may come up. Today, we can see (communication, signal control, etc.) conduits in the original stations because they didn't include them in the original design.
 

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At bus stops, they need a power source for them. Metrolinx is responsible for anything being installed at crosstown stops and most likely if they plan on having any sort of next LRT arrival signs they would have installed any wiring for them during construction
They would have installed wiring for lighting and Presto machines. They just need to extend those wiring for new signs on the future.
 

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What's missing from the surface stops of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and maybe its extensions?...

New Green Line (Boston) Stops Bring New Public Art to Medford, Somerville, and Cambridge


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New stations for the Green Line Extension north of Boston won’t just provide platforms for trains – they’ll also be platforms for several new pieces in the MBTA’s public art collection.

Contractors are beginning to assemble the new stations on the Green Line Extension (GLX) in preparation for its opening later this year, and during the project’s February Community Working Group meeting, the officials shared images of how the new artworks will fit into the new stations.

In a statement, MBTA officials wrote that “this GLX Art Enrichment Program seeks to contribute to the vibrancy of the GLX communities by investing in the success of local artists… The goal is to enhance existing station elements to create a warm and welcoming environment in key areas experienced by the riding public, to both unify and differentiate stations, and to enhance the connection between the station and the community.”

The new public art was commissioned by the MBTA in conjunction with the Somerville, Medford, and Cambridge Arts Councils...

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A rendering of Field Notes, by Randal Thurston, to be installed at the new Lechmere MBTA station in 2021. Courtesy of the MBTA.

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PASSAGE, by Matt Trimble, a 3-D printed polymer sculpture, will straddle over the entrance to Union Square Station in Somerville. Courtesy of the MBTA.

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Domino Frame in Tension, by Nadir Tehrani, will be a sculpture of aluminum foam, steel rising over the new East Somerville station. Courtesy of the MBTA.

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Unfolding Light, by Aaron Stephan, will be a sculpture of solar-powered light fixtures framing the entryway to the new Magoun Square station in Somerville. Rendering courtesy of the MBTA.

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Porcelain enamel panels on the Magoun Square platform will feature additional artwork by Stephan, inspired by the graffiti at a nearby paper factory. Courtesy of the MBTA.

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Christine Vaillancourt’s Tour Jeté Series will adorn the printed glass panels on the Ball Square Station elevator tower, pictured above, and continue on several enamel panels on the station’s platform. Courtesy of the MBTA.

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Waggle Dance by Nancy Selvage, to be installed at the new Medford/Tufts MBTA station in 2021. Courtesy of the MBTA.
 

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What's missing from the surface stops of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and maybe its extensions?...

New Green Line (Boston) Stops Bring New Public Art to Medford, Somerville, and Cambridge


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A rendering of Field Notes, by Randal Thurston, to be installed at the new Lechmere MBTA station in 2021. Courtesy of the MBTA.


PASSAGE, by Matt Trimble, a 3-D printed polymer sculpture, will straddle over the entrance to Union Square Station in Somerville. Courtesy of the MBTA.


Domino Frame in Tension, by Nadir Tehrani, will be a sculpture of aluminum foam, steel rising over the new East Somerville station. Courtesy of the MBTA.


Unfolding Light, by Aaron Stephan, will be a sculpture of solar-powered light fixtures framing the entryway to the new Magoun Square station in Somerville. Rendering courtesy of the MBTA.


Porcelain enamel panels on the Magoun Square platform will feature additional artwork by Stephan, inspired by the graffiti at a nearby paper factory. Courtesy of the MBTA.


Christine Vaillancourt’s Tour Jeté Series will adorn the printed glass panels on the Ball Square Station elevator tower, pictured above, and continue on several enamel panels on the station’s platform. Courtesy of the MBTA.


Waggle Dance by Nancy Selvage, to be installed at the new Medford/Tufts MBTA station in 2021. Courtesy of the MBTA.


thats all fluff and things you can do with an unlimited coffer. All I see is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that we cant afford to buy nor more importantly to maintain a la the lighted arc en ciel art that was taken down
 

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thats all fluff and things you can do with an unlimited coffer. All I see is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that we cant afford to buy nor more importantly to maintain a la the lighted arc en ciel art that was taken down
Art makes people happier. If they aren't prohibitively expensive, we should all support them. I wish they would do more to maintain them. Better than putting an empty concrete box 9 stories under.
 

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