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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Seems like that's exactly what the media is doing, twice in one day!

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-new...GQVbq4RRNo

It's a non story, but yet there's a story written.
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(11-08-2018, 03:57 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Seems like that's exactly what the media is doing, twice in one day!

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-new...GQVbq4RRNo

It's a non story, but yet there's a story written.

You'd think they would have read the news release that pretty much stated that the lost jobs were mostly from Bombardier Aerospace and not from Bombardier Transportation
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(11-08-2018, 02:40 PM)Canard Wrote: Then it seems quite obvious that testing would be suspended for a few hours, no?

This just reeks of the media trying to whip people up some more.

It barely needs mentioning this year - the ceremony is on a Sunday and testing isn't mandated to be daily.

Next year will be interesting, as the system will be running and the ceremony on a weekday. I'm picturing the intersection closed to other vehicles, and crowd barriers on either side of the tracks with designated crossing points. During the main ceremony trains can hold at the Frederick platform for a bit.
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They will likely stop service and replace with busses - or short-turn at Cameron and Green with a bus interlink.

No testing/training tonight it seems.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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A trackmobile was being unloaded from flatbed truck this morning at the OMSF, i predict a delivery in the next few days!
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So there is another delay..until the spring. What the heck is going on? Seriously...atrocious amounts of delays. I know with such a grand project of its magnitude, could they not have predicted a more accurate timeline of train delivery, testing and launch? What was the original launch date?
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Oh, hey look, there's another group of people who this delay hurts.
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(11-09-2018, 09:55 AM)Momo26 Wrote: So there is another delay..until the spring. What the heck is going on? Seriously...atrocious amounts of delays. I know with such a grand project of its magnitude, could they not have predicted a more accurate timeline of train delivery, testing and launch? What was the original launch date?

2017, exact date never specified but I always assumed Fall, maybe September. Signs posted on the Spur Line trail gave July 2017 as a date when things would change in some way, although the signs never made sense in the first place so who knows. LRV deliveries were supposed to be spread over the second half of 2016.

The early delays were mostly Bombardier’s fault, as far as I can tell; but the more recent ones are more about Metrolinx’ failure to get their equipment together. Makes me wonder what would have happened if Bombardier hadn’t messed up early on; they would have had 14 vehicles ready for delivery in 2016, but would the Metrolinx equipment have been ready? What if Bombardier hadn’t messed up and Rob Ford and then McGuinty and Wynne hadn’t screwed up Transit City? The Sheppard line was supposed to open in 2012 I think; from here it’s not at all obvious that either Bombardier or Metrolinx would have been ready with vehicles and equipment. On the other hand, maybe both groups would have had more of a sense of urgency if it wasn’t just our small town trolley that was waiting but Toronto’s big system.
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Original date was always Fall 2017, from day 1.

JCnb - I caught a new trackmobile heading north on the Conestoga parkway a few weeks ago, I wonder if they’ve bought a bunch more of them!

510 left on Wednesday, so my guess is it’ll be picked up by CN today, for Monday delivery/trip up the spur, Tuesday offloading.
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(11-09-2018, 12:09 PM)Canard Wrote: Original date was always Fall 2017, from day 1.

JCnb - I caught a new trackmobile heading north on the Conestoga parkway a few weeks ago, I wonder if they’ve bought a bunch more of them!

510 left on Wednesday, so my guess is it’ll be picked up by CN today, for Monday delivery/trip up the spur, Tuesday offloading.

That was for launch of service. Trains were supposed to have arrived December 2016.
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(11-09-2018, 09:55 AM)Momo26 Wrote: What was the original launch date?

(11-09-2018, 12:09 PM)Canard Wrote: Original date was always Fall 2017, from day 1.
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(11-08-2018, 05:04 PM)KevinL Wrote: Next year will be interesting, as the system will be running and the ceremony on a weekday. I'm picturing the intersection closed to other vehicles, and crowd barriers on either side of the tracks with designated crossing points. During the main ceremony trains can hold at the Frederick platform for a bit.

For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(11-09-2018, 09:55 AM)Momo26 Wrote: So there is another delay..until the spring. What the heck is going on? Seriously...atrocious amounts of delays. I know with such a grand project of its magnitude, could they not have predicted a more accurate timeline of train delivery, testing and launch? What was the original launch date?

Original date was sometime later 2017 (so anywhere between September and December?).

I've said a few times already they should have given an intentional delay date (late 2019/early 2020) and if there were too many delays then the announced "delay date" would have been accurate. If our LRT opens in spring 2019, then they'd look like hero's because it would be opening at least 6 months early. That really would be ROW staff's fault since most systems start late. Experience (or others experience) is the best teacher, so why we hadn't learned from it, I don't know why.
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(11-09-2018, 01:37 PM)Canard Wrote:
(11-08-2018, 05:04 PM)KevinL Wrote: Next year will be interesting, as the system will be running and the ceremony on a weekday. I'm picturing the intersection closed to other vehicles, and crowd barriers on either side of the tracks with designated crossing points. During the main ceremony trains can hold at the Frederick platform for a bit.


The Hop is from Milwaukee.  How is that helpful?
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I was about to say, what is The Hop and that announcement sounds like the LRT is up and running :\
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