Welcome Guest!
WIn order to take advantage of all the great features that Waterloo Region Connected has to offer, including participating in the lively discussions below, you're going to have to register. The good news is that it'll take less than a minute and you can get started enjoying Waterloo Region's best online community right away.
or Create an Account




Thread Rating:
  • 8 Vote(s) - 4.38 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(11-10-2017, 02:42 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: There's a 1 foot section of the sidewalk on King between Victoria and Francis which has been jackhammered open by Grandlinq.

I saw this too. I wonder if they're adding the black brick-like stamped concrete like all the other sidewalks in the area?
Reply
1/2 - Friday, November 10, 2017

I hadn't been able to see any of the pull-through testing in Waterloo Region this week, but was lucky enough to see the rest of the family today in Millhaven!

   

   
You can see the right-angle gearbox and drive motor for the lead axle in this photo.  The second axle is powered by an identical setup, albeit rotated 180 degrees, on the far side.

   

   

   
Out back: some touch-up paint being applied to the cab of one of our LRV's!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
2/2 - Friday, November 10, 2017

   
I see you, Metrolinx Pilot LRV!

   
The end of the high-speed test track. The track was powered up, but unfortunately, we didn't see any motion while we were there.

   
Always a beautiful and welcome sight: The third-generation ICTS prototype out on the primary LIM test loop at the front of the facility.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
Monitoring Change in the Central Transit Corridor – 2016 Annual Report
   
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
Reply
When they're doing all of this testing, is it to test the tracks, the trains, or both?
Reply
Both, but pull-through testing is mostly the tracks and wayside structures.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
I wonder how many people will see the Ion during the testing phase, completely empty, and say, "I knew no one would ride that white elephant!"?

It would be the one time transit wrapping ads might do some good. Maybe put some cardboard cut-outs in the windows for good measure?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
Reply
This would be ideal:

[Image: bd9454f3969e2968846ccbe56fb4da0b]

http://ridetheg.com.au/rhino/

Keolis did this in Gold Coast, and now Bordeaux.

Edit - Oh wow, Angers too, and also Melbourne. Everywhere Keolis is!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
(11-14-2017, 09:36 PM)Canard Wrote: This would be ideal:

[Image: bd9454f3969e2968846ccbe56fb4da0b]

http://ridetheg.com.au/rhino/

Keolis did this in Gold Coast, and now Bordeaux.

Edit - Oh wow, Angers too, and also Melbourne. Everywhere Keolis is!

It's a common thing they do during testing phases to alert and educate people on aspects of safety. (It might be a reason why 502 hasn't been decked out in decals yet). It also screams "I may be empty now, but in a few months I won't be and you need to be aware of that"
Reply
It’s common to have testing signs. It’s not as common to paint a rhino on it. Smile That’s what I was getting at. The rhino would be cool. Or beavers.

How many beavers does an LRV weigh?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
« Next Oldest | Next Newest »



Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 6 Guest(s)

About Waterloo Region Connected

Launched in August 2014, Waterloo Region Connected is an online community that brings together all the things that make Waterloo Region great. Waterloo Region Connected provides user-driven content fueled by a lively discussion forum covering topics like urban development, transportation projects, heritage issues, businesses and other issues of interest to those in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the four Townships - North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

              User Links