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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:24 PM
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Radio-Canada's Gilles Taillon has a video of everyone crammed in the double decker bus.

https://twitter.com/GillesTaillon/st...41926954676226

And CTV's Joanne Schnurr's video of the train ride.

https://twitter.com/JoanneCTV/status...47358922285056

Maybe taking the DD to Blair before hoping on the train was a strategic move by the City; it shows how much more spacious the trains are. Of course, in the big picture, that's irrelevant considering OC will probably unload 10 bus fulls (or around that number) on one train. Loading and uploading will still be much quicker and easier with trains thanks to the 14 doors vs the 1 or 2 doors per bus.
You are most likely correct.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:26 PM
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They aren't going to discuss at all about how they are launching with less capacity. Awesome.....
Did you really expect them to when you saw the list of special guests? This is a PR move through and through.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:30 PM
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They aren't going to discuss at all about how they are launching with less capacity. Awesome.....
They haven't said anything so far. It's just a ride at this point.

We'll see if there is anything of substance that comes out of the 2:30 p.m. briefing.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:33 PM
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Multiple reports that cell service works in the tunnel.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:39 PM
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This photo cracked me up. I forgot that we still need payphones:

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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:39 PM
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Multiple reports that cell service works in the tunnel.
That, I'm sure, is everyone's #1 priority!!
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:41 PM
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That, I'm sure, is everyone's #1 priority!!
Certainly the reporters' priority, so that they can keep tweeting.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:42 PM
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This photo cracked me up. I forgot that we still need payphones:
Every-time I see one, I want to take a picture. An endangered species!!

Where are you getting your info and pictures? I'm trying to follow as many of the politicians and media as possible.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:45 PM
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This photo cracked me up. I forgot that we still need payphones:
The station looks good, though. I like those vertical light strips.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:47 PM
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Beautiful.

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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:53 PM
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Looks like Shane scored a ride!! Good to see someone outside the world of politics and media, a guy who is passionate about rail and provides an important public service on a volunteer basis, getting the invitation!!

From O-Train Fans:








https://twitter.com/OTrainFans613/st...57469610823681
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:55 PM
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Lyon Station platform seems wider now than the virtual tour. Good to see.
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Close-up of "Gradian Space" at Tunney's. Looks awesome!


https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/...58181212217344
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It all looks really good in these candid shots!
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Close-up of "Gradian Space" at Tunney's. Looks awesome!
Yep, looks great!
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 6:22 PM
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Transit commissioner timed the ride, end-to-end. Just under 21 minutes.


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Looks awesome. The downtown stations are a symphony of branding potential. Those white square columns and curved walls at Rideau are pure gold.
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OFFICIAL OPENING Saturday, September 14th!!
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And of course, their was a key!!
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OFFICIAL OPENING Saturday, September 14th!!
Much sooner than I thought! Very exciting!
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