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mind_the_gap

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After seeing firsthand the effort K-W put into their (Alberta-style) LRT, it really breaks my heart to see the future streetcar operation on Eglinton east of Don Mills (not to mention the crucial Leslie intersection any further).
Might as well just renumber Line 5 east of Laird the ”534” streetcar. It doesn’t help that TTC will be operating the service.
Just another travesty in Toronto transit planning...
 

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After seeing firsthand the effort K-W put into their (Alberta-style) LRT, it really breaks my heart to see the future streetcar operation on Eglinton east of Don Mills (not to mention the crucial Leslie intersection any further).
Might as well just renumber Line 5 east of Laird the ”534” streetcar. It doesn’t help that TTC will be operating the service.
Just another travesty in Toronto transit planning...
Doesn't help there will be little to zero signal priority on opening day. 🙄 What a joke.
 

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Can be fixed with minimal cost, just political will. Not as worried about this as most.
Unfortunately, the political will is towards...

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From link.
 

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Especially if the overground sections end up being too much of a drag factor for the underground section, unless they cheap out and separate the line at Science Centre. Couldn’t exactly continue to call it Crosstown though.
 

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Especially if the overground sections end up being too much of a drag factor for the underground section, unless they cheap out and separate the line at Science Centre. Couldn’t exactly continue to call it Crosstown though.
Crosstown is the name of the construction project. The line is Eglinton, Line 5, Eglinton Line 5 ... something like that. Similar to how the UK Crossrail project is the Elizabeth Line.

Over the years, we'll quietly forget that Crosstown name. After all, when was the last time that someone referred to the 401 through Toronto as the Toronto Bypass? When did someone last go to Malton to get a flight?
 

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Then we’d have Line 5 Eglinton off the road, and perhaps a Line 7 Eglinton/Scarborough in the middle of the road with a linear transfer at Science Centre.
 

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