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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 9:25 PM
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Moved the above posts over here, the proposals thread is about building proposals, not transit proposals.

Sounds intriguing, but is transit ridership high enough on certain routes to justify using trolleys? I'm not familiar enough with St John's transit to comment.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 9:28 PM
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Nope. We have, basically, almost no public transit. It's called the Loser Cruiser in town. It has a horrible reputation. Anyone earning more than minimum wage would rather die than be seen on it. It's for people who simply can't afford cars/taxis, not for commuters.

BUT... downtown, tourists... they are more open to it. So it could work. And if it changes it's appearance/reputation, others would start using it as well.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 11:20 PM
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And it's a ****ing city bus. That nobody even rode when they tried it a few years ago, and then it was free - not $5/day.

Disgusting. They should be ASHAMED that they even tried to promote it. Any other city would be embarrassed to be offering such a pathetic form of public transit.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Mohkínstsis — 1.6 million people at the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 400 high-rises, a 300-metre SE to NW climb, over 1000 kilometres of pathways, with 20% of the urban area as parkland.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 2:25 AM
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Oh lordy. So they're not considering actual trams?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 2:29 AM
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Maybe wait until tomorrow and find out what the deal is??
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 3:21 AM
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Does it really say 'Lamers' on the side?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 3:27 AM
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Charlottetown has those except they're green. Not an attractive look for sure.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 4:27 AM
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Ottawa's new Alstom Coradia LINT diesel trains for the O-Train line arrived in Montreal. The 6 new train sets will replace 3 old Bombardier Talent DMUs, doubling the frequency of service on the north-south line in the fall.

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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 4:44 AM
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Hey Ched.........

About the Calgary CTrain platforms............what is their current lebgth and how long will they become? Also, what are the demensions of one individual LRT carriage as a comparison to a standard 20 meter subway car? Thanks.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 4:47 AM
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Ottawa's new Alstom Coradia LINT diesel trains for the O-Train line arrived in Montreal. The 6 new train sets will replace 3 old Bombardier Talent DMUs, doubling the frequency of service on the north-south line in the fall.
The vehicle looks good, but isn't it about time the O-train is electrified?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 11:30 AM
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The vehicle looks good, but isn't it about time the O-train is electrified?
Yeah, but it would be expensive and would not significantly improve the service. The new east-west Confederation Line under construction is electric, and I reckon the O-Train will get its turn when it is eventually double-tracked and extended southward in the future. The nice thing about these diesel trains is that they could easily be re-used in another section of old track or resold. The success of the pilot project has been instrumental in convincing the public that LRT is a better ride than buses, and has lately fuelled a redevelopment boom with proposals for the city's tallest buildings around Carling Station. A few medium-sized cities like Halifax and Winnipeg should try them out.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2013, 9:23 PM
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W. Sobchak posted this in the Halifax section. A WWII-era map of the city's tramway system (it is quite large).

During WWII, some routes ran at 1 minute or 90 second frequencies. The system handled over 30 million passengers in 1945; today the system only gets about 24 million riders per year.

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Old Posted Jun 24, 2013, 9:31 PM
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Metrolinx has put out the offer to bidders to submit studies on a "Downtown Relief Line" - Now called the "Relief Line"

Metrolinx will also considered up-usage of the Existing GO-Transit lines as part of the mix, which would mean that you could have real movement on using GO - Transit as a real inter-city and intra-city transit line, that people within Toronto could use to get into the core.

Here are some of the links

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/tran...metrolinx.html

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"up-usage"? I don't see how they are going to get GO trains to go up.........
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2013, 11:34 PM
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"up-usage"? I don't see how they are going to get GO trains to go up.........
Well the study that Metrolinx is going to consider can include the use of the exisiting GO Transit lines as part of the overall mix in creating a downtown relief line. One could assume that national and international rail and transit congolmerates can include upgraded railcar sets, upgraded service infrastructure, service times in addition to the electrification of existing rail corridors to maximize transit use on this service to assist in aliviating some of the overcrowding pressures on the Yonge Line.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2013, 8:31 PM
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http://m.thestar.com/#!/news/go-tran...62558f7970eb2b

GO Transit Increases Service Times to Every 30 minutes, with 2-Way, all day service on the Lakeshore Line.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2013, 3:19 AM
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Sounds interesting but your link isn't working for me.
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