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(01-17-2018, 10:02 PM)timio Wrote: That makes sense.  Would the double deckers fit under the rail spur on Wellington?  Google suggests it's 4.5m clearance.

Yes, but also that spur is abandoned so it'll fall down on its own soon enough.
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(01-22-2018, 02:02 PM)kps Wrote:
(01-17-2018, 10:02 PM)timio Wrote: That makes sense.  Would the double deckers fit under the rail spur on Wellington?  Google suggests it's 4.5m clearance.

Yes, but also that spur is abandoned so it'll fall down on its own soon enough.

True... that spur line looks ripe for a Spur Line Trail 2.0
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(01-22-2018, 02:21 PM)urbd Wrote: True... that spur line looks ripe for a Spur Line Trail 2.0

Would be nice if it ran the original length of the spur (to the Lancaster mill in Bridgeport) and connected to both the Grand trail and a trail through Bechtel park at the north, and a trail along the Metrolinx corridor at the south. Won't happen, though.
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(01-22-2018, 02:02 PM)kps Wrote:
(01-17-2018, 10:02 PM)timio Wrote: That makes sense.  Would the double deckers fit under the rail spur on Wellington?  Google suggests it's 4.5m clearance.

Yes, but also that spur is abandoned so it'll fall down on its own soon enough.

According to Wikipedia, the double decker buses are as follows

The first generation stood at a height of 4.3 metres, and second and third generations were built and acquired at even lower heights – in 2013 and 2016 at 4.15 and 3.9 metres, respectively – that allowed them to pass under lower bridges and trees and be used on additional routes.

So even before if falls down of neglect, they should fit under it.
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Jumping the Expressway would be the biggest problem. The old spur looks like it peters out around the ramp from Lancaster to the Expressway. Perhaps connecting along Guelph Street to Riverbend would be an easier route for a MUT. But I digress.
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