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GO Transit
Timio- yes, Georgetown to Bramalea is the CN-owned section. But Metrolinx last year reached a deal with CN to build a new freight line in that section for CN traffic.

I'd be curious to find out how much travel times would be reduced by the work announced today.
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(03-31-2017, 11:33 AM)Markster Wrote:
(03-31-2017, 11:21 AM)SammyOES2 Wrote: Is that the section that's the limiting factor for two-way all-day GO service for KW?

Yes. Or rather, it's one of many limiting factors for two-way all-day to KW.  The other big one is the shoddy single track from Mount Pleasant to Kitchener.

The big item is that it limits RER service (15 min frequencies) for Brampton. It's the last blocker for that.

Hah, true.  Do they have plans for this?

I think I mentioned it before, but I was once stopped by a GO train just outside of Guelph, and I still made it to KW before it.
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(03-31-2017, 11:03 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-...-1.4049446

So Kitchener Centre MP Raj Saini is announcing three quarters of a billion in federal funding for the GO line...

...that goes towards funding improvements only between Union Station and Brampton? Why wouldn't a Brampton MP make the announcement, or have the announcement made in Brampton?

Another Article

http://www.570news.com/2017/03/31/752-6-...ce-closer/
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(03-31-2017, 11:45 AM)SammyOES2 Wrote:
(03-31-2017, 11:33 AM)Markster Wrote: Yes. Or rather, it's one of many limiting factors for two-way all-day to KW.  The other big one is the shoddy single track from Mount Pleasant to Kitchener.

The big item is that it limits RER service (15 min frequencies) for Brampton. It's the last blocker for that.

Hah, true.  Do they have plans for this?

I think I mentioned it before, but I was once stopped by a GO train just outside of Guelph, and I still made it to KW before it.

I once "raced"* a train from Rockwood.  I won.

*by driving the speed limit or slightly above and not actually intending it to be a race.
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Would there be any advantage to bypassing Guelph to speed up the overall route?

There are plans to build a Breslau GO station and Acton has a GO stop. That is about a 10-15 minute drive from the Guelph location to these areas.

It seems to me that whenever I ride that train one of the slowest sections is the crawl into and out of Guelph.

The plans for the Hi Speed "magic" train that we like to dream about has bypassed Guelph. Would there be a political appetite to do it with GO as well?
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I think its a lot harder to bypass Guelph with GO.

It's more of a commuter system than the "hi speed" train. So its more important to have local cities on the route. And of course, they already have it, so its harder to take something away.
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You can have high speed with lots of stops. You just have to have good acceleration - that's how the Shinkansen does it. It'll never be ideal with lumbering diesel engines. Electrification (and proper EMU selection) is the key.
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I think Guelph has problems other than just as a stop, right? Like having a lot of at grade crossings that they'll be unable to remove cheaply?
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(03-31-2017, 04:47 PM)SammyOES2 Wrote: I think Guelph has problems other than just as a stop, right?  Like having a lot of at grade crossings that they'll be unable to remove cheaply?

Can't do a grade separation on Kent St.  The tracks go down the middle of the street.
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(03-31-2017, 05:57 PM)jgsz Wrote:
(03-31-2017, 04:47 PM)SammyOES2 Wrote: I think Guelph has problems other than just as a stop, right?  Like having a lot of at grade crossings that they'll be unable to remove cheaply?

Can't do a grade separation on Kent St.  The tracks go down the middle of the street.

Not easily, no. I have heard bits of a plan (not sure how official) to expropriate the houses on the south side between Glasgow and Dublin; and have the ones beyond Dublin be accessible from Waterloo Avenue only. Then the rails can be shifted slightly southward and movement can be freer, even if they don't actually separate the grade.
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