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    General railway discussions

    Emilia-Romagna does receive some snow. Particularly in the mountain areas. Bologna for example receives snow about 5 days in every month during the winter season and an annual total of about 22 inches per year (mostly during Feb). So I imagine they'd have thought about snow cover. Then...
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    General railway discussions

    Preach my comrade! I think even Hamilton would be a candidate for a regional network. Having routes from the surrounding municipalities to central Hamilton. I believe there is a ton of missed opportunity either due lack of vision at MX, VIA, and various levels of government and,or general...
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    GO studies Bolton rail service

    I'm not familiar with Markham GO. Though taking a look on google maps I see that Main st is 5 lanes through the station area. That would require a significant rebuild of Kipling Ave.
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    GO studies Bolton rail service

    Lived in the area for nearly 30 years, a stones throw from the proposed station location. Option 4 is about 6,500 square M and includes a residential home (occupied) that would have to be expropriated I guess. Option 2 is about 21,000 square M, also includes a home but I believe it is...
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    GO studies Bolton rail service

    4 and 2 are equally small though. 4 is smaller than 2 IIRC
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    VIA Rail

    Well to bring it back around the the thread's topic. Inadequate intercity transit options are part of (maybe a small part) the problem we have where the GTAH conglomeration simply towers over the remaining urban municipalities in the province. Everything in this province is some massive thing...
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    VIA Rail

    Bah, he's not getting credit from me. He, and his brother were on the city council that mis-handled the DRL line and were on the "no subways for the downtown elites" side. So he deserves criticism for slowing the DRL construction just as much as he does for the success of the Ontario line...
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    VIA Rail

    This. The Ontario Line wasn't proposed/built because it was needed it was proposed as a way to spit in the eyes of the transit planners and city councilors who he fought his subways, subways, subways for the suburbs culture war. And for him to stand up and say "look at how I get things done"...
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    VIA Rail

    That land is very quickly being turned into sprawl. Let's not ignore this fact when arguing against improving transit options.
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    Toronto Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Is the sign directing people in an incorrect direction? What is obvious in normal circumstances may not be so obvious during a fire emergency where things might be obscured by smoke. I'm confused. Side Note: Never underestimate the stupidity or carelessness of people. When there was a fire...
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    Hamilton International Airport

    Foreign investment is a double edged sword. Sure, allowing for foreign investment would open up the amount of capital available to an airline. However what's to stop, KLM group for example, from opening up a subsidiary airline in the Canadian market thus bypassing completely having to invest...
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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413

    What time frame are you going on? 407, 407 E, 401 expansions, 427 extension, 412, 418, 410 extension have all been built within recent times. This is always an interesting discussion. A new (or addition to existing) rail line, or subway, or even LRT costs more to build than a lane of highway...
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    Hamilton International Airport

    I think it's unlikely Porter would ever fly out of Hamilton. I never thought I'd see the day that Porter would fly out of Pearson for that matter but I don't see them flying out of Hamilton. Porter's target market is business travel and slightly better than Air Canada leisure traveler. That's...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    The only reason I can think of for the sign (and there are a few instances along Hwy where the VIVA rapidways operate in the median) is where the interchange explicitly indicates that the intersection is dedicated for making a U-Turn. Often done where there is a business or some address that...
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    Bus from port hope to Bowmanville + go train to union would be a trip time of close to 2 hrs. By train it could be done in 1. That's a massive difference when someone is commuting daily or 2-3x per week. It's the difference between getting home in time to do something in the evening and...
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    Proposal for Via Rail all economy (or limited Business class) GTAH regional commuter service. With the Venture train sets giving VIA some flexibility I was thinking if VIA could introduce some peak period commuter style service to the GTAH. For example VIA currently shows the travel time from...
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    VIA Rail

    My memory was that the victim of that accident had a hearing disability, or maybe had earpods in affecting there hearing. And also recall a poster here who DID have hearing issues raising the issue of safety at union for differently abled people. Not amount of clanging bells or flashing lights...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Interesting. Without knowledge of this plan I came up with a similar line for my grand GO Transit network plan. Except my plan used the Midtown Corridor rather than heading to Union, and had more stations than the above plan as my line was more of a RER line than a commuter line. I had...
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    and not every dslr camera has wifi/bluetooth capabilities
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    I could be mistaken but an extension of the cable car would mean a reduction in service frequency since there is no infrastructure in place for the cable cars to change sides.

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