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Ottawa LRT
I'm going at the end of August! I'll be sure to post pics!

My brother lives in Ottawa, apparently getting tickets was a real chore on a poorly designed site and he gave up trying. Pity.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
Bummer! I'll be going potentially this weekend, so I'll make sure to reserve tickets well in advance.
My Father-in-Law went last week. Apparently there is a standby line too, which got him in relatively quickly.

He sent me a couple pictures, but I think you have to be there to appreciate it.
From this week past:

Lyon Station - Above ground passenger entrance. [In addition to the entrance from Sparks St and the food court below the Marriott]

Looking down at the work progressing on the future underground station.

Had a bit of time to waste before my train left Ottawa, so I walked over to visit the Trembley station under construction:

The Confederation Line station as seen from the VIA Rail Station.

Looking from the west side of the station.

I did notice a WiFi hotspot called "OLRT Trembly".  Didn't try to connect, but I wonder if they will have free WiFi on the system!


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First time seeing two LRVs out at the same time! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottlrt?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottlrt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/readyforrail?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#readyforrail</a> <a href="https://t.co/HGScQIzeJw">pic.twitter.com/HGScQIzeJw</a></p>&mdash; Paul Croft (@pcplans) <a href="https://twitter.com/pcplans/status/919945601034477568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2017</a></blockquote>
They actually look not too bad. The design is growing on me (very, very slowly) Big Grin
I would still like your suggestion of the continuous black windows!
At least it looks like Toronto's going to do that!
Ottawa is going to name their LRV's!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Children/youth 16 years and under have a chance to Name the Trains on the <a href="https://twitter.com/OC_Transpo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OC_Transpo</a> ⭕️Train system! Contest info: <a href="https://t.co/4YWwqMIixs">https://t.co/4YWwqMIixs</a> <a href="https://t.co/aaojYYmOKz">pic.twitter.com/aaojYYmOKz</a></p>&mdash; Stephen Blais (@StephenBlais) <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenBlais/status/926085269903892480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

Love this so much. Besançon is my favourite, because it's so classy:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Besançon did this for their tramway, and I've always loved how it turned out. cc: <a href="https://twitter.com/rideIONrt?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rideIONrt</a> <a href="https://t.co/jMR81WcyPE">pic.twitter.com/jMR81WcyPE</a></p>&mdash; ? Iain Hendry ? (@Canardiain) <a href="https://twitter.com/Canardiain/status/926104259762053120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

But even just a simple name on each vehicle brings a smile to my face. I was grinning from ear to ear every time one of the Stockholm metro trains rolled in.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love that all of the <a href="https://twitter.com/BombardierRail?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BombardierRail</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MOVIA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MOVIA</a> trains in Stockholm are named! <a href="https://t.co/e6YTJJeOaK">pic.twitter.com/e6YTJJeOaK</a></p>&mdash; ? Iain Hendry ? (@Canardiain) <a href="https://twitter.com/Canardiain/status/885792530624860162?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
I think naming ours would be a great idea. Why not??
(11-02-2017, 12:54 PM)Spokes Wrote: I think naming ours would be a great idea.  Why not??

Two Words:  Trainy McTrainface.  LOL

I think its a great idea, I hope the Region goes for it!

We actually have a whole thread dedicated to this, believe it or not!

I don't understand why it looks like there's overspray between the stripes. That does look terrible, I agree.
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