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There are two 12-car trains parked at Park Street. There's lots of room there.
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There's been a lot of Twitter rage about the changes thus far.
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Seems to be about timing. Previously, there were 3 trains between 450 and 520. Now the trains are roughly 30 minutes apart, so capacity during rush hour is a full train less than it was. 2 cars isn't going to make a huge difference.
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Plus there is no longer an express train, which has added nearly 30 minutes travel time (never mind delays due to overcrowding and other issues) to thousands of people's trip...how many people will switch to driving over this mess.

It's no unbelievable that the intention here is to turn people off transit, but it's also believable that it's pure incompetence by the Ford government. The effect remains the same...

If I lived in Toronto, I'd be super fearful of the takeover of TTC....it's bad now, it could get much much worse.
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I think it's likely less a slight by the PCs, but more a case of good intentions (let's make the trains run at a set interval to be more predictable) gone awry(, but I would not be at all surprised to see government interference).
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I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".
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(01-14-2019, 11:17 AM)timio Wrote: I think it's likely less a slight by the PCs, but more a case of good intentions (let's make the trains run at a set interval to be more predictable) gone awry(, but I would not be at all surprised to see government interference).

This would be what I said is "incompetence"...i.e., they don't understand how to run a transit system...

It is absolutely driven by the government though, that much is clear...
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(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

I always thought this was more akin to the ends justifying the means, and less about incompetent people being bad at doing things.
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(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

The Ford government does not have good intentions.
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(01-14-2019, 02:39 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

The Ford government does not have good intentions.

I suspect the majority of people who elected the PCs would claim they did so with good intent.
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(01-14-2019, 02:55 PM)robdrimmie Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 02:39 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: The Ford government does not have good intentions.

I suspect the majority of people who elected the PCs would claim they did so with good intent.

I’m talking about the government, not the voters.

Although “screw the Liberals” isn’t exactly a sound basis for a voting decision. And why do people think the NDP is so horrible? I’d rather some people who want to do the right thing who will have to learn how things work in government (and who are smart enough to notice that they need to learn), than a bunch of useful idiots.

Ironically, this PC government is on track to repeat an ironic Harris achievement: improving matters by cancelling a transit project. Specifically, Harris cancelled what would have been another stubway on Eglinton, paving the way for the much better LRT project now under construction; and with the re-opened discussion of additional stops etc. on the Scarborough line Ford may end up pushing subway construction so far down the track that a future government returns to the much better LRT plan for Scarborough.
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