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GO Transit
(04-14-2018, 06:41 AM)MacBerry Wrote: Some folks here might be interested in how GO Transit says it develops and decides on station modeling: 

Technical Report: GO Expansion New Stations Modelling Backgrounder

Strange. I didn’t see any discussion of how they gerrymander their model outputs to support whatever harebrained scheme the Minister or Mayor wants.
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Does this mean that PRESTO card will soon have an option to be a card in a digital wallet on phones?


http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf/boa...ile_EN.pdf
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(04-26-2018, 09:10 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Does this mean that PRESTO card will soon have an option to be a card in a digital wallet on phones?

That's in phase 2 of the plan laid out here:

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04...ystem.html
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Looks like they are looking at a feasibility study to connect go trains from Cambridge to Guelph then to Toronto.

http://www.570news.com/2018/05/03/study-...cambridge/
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Yesssss! They can put stations at Hespeler, Ion phase 2, and Preston. 100% support this option.
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The radio was reporting the line will go from Cambridge to Guelph. I don’t understand this - I thought the plan has always been to extend the Milton line?

I need pictures or diagrams.

Kevin, I don’t see them having 3 GO stations in Cambridge... that seems like a lot. The trains are so long they’d span all 3. You could board car 1 and walk to car 10 and exit at the other station. Big Grin
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Down the Fergus sub from just west of downtown Guelph approximately along 124 under the 401 west of Hespeler and into Cambridge.

Not the most direct route, and likely requiring a large number of modifications to ensure it's not a painfully long trip, but it is /a/ way to get GO to Cambridge.
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Is there a diagram? I don’t know what any of those things are except 401.
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(05-04-2018, 07:35 AM)Canard Wrote: Is there a diagram? I don’t know what any of those things are except 401.

I'm guessing this route?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ji4Yrv...sp=sharing
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LOL, cross Black Bridge Road and look at the condition of those tracks... surely it would be cheaper to pay CP to twin the line between Milton and Cambridge.
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Yes, bgb_ca has it right.
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Why are they suddenly exploring this route? And not Milton?

Those tracks are in terrible shape, we’ve walked the Mill Run Trail next to them.
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(05-04-2018, 08:04 AM)Canard Wrote: Why are they suddenly exploring this route? And not Milton?

Those tracks are in terrible shape, we’ve walked the Mill Run Trail next to them.

Because CP is being completely unreasonable in negotiations, and they can probably fix these tracks faster than get a deal for using the Milton line.
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Re the route: It probably won't go down to Galt, and maybe not even connect with the tracks in Guelph.

This was mentioned in the Moving Forward RTMP consultations.

The question of why, it's driven by the region, and it was likely sparked by Metrolinx continued disinterest in including the Milton line extension in their plans. It's disappointing because it's pretty likely that Milton extension is the better option (it would be faster, lead to more transit expansion, although the Guelph plan does provide Cambridge-Guelph link that wouldn't otherwise exist), but at the end of the day, the region wants to explore improving Cambridge->Toronto transit options and this is an alternative.
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Would it hurt service to KW? You're going to have "double" the trains from Guelph onwards so you'd need only half the trains in Waterloo.

That might still be worth it, but I think often twice the coverage with half the service ends up with fewer overall riders.
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