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Grand River Transit
Any word on the uw one? Have they even started that one?
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(01-18-2018, 06:03 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(01-18-2018, 11:19 AM)timc Wrote: What do you mean "no sign"? The freight crossing has a sign.

I checked on my way home today.

Southbound there is nothing near the crossing. Near Erb there might be an X painted on the pavement.

Northbound there is also nothing near the crossing. Just north of Willis Way there is a yellow diamond warning of the LRT tracks crossing at an angle; and there is a temporary yellow diamond warning of tracks crossing perpendicularly. No crossbuck, no lights, no X on the pavement.

So I wasn’t 100% correct but it is true that there is no railway crossing protection signage as such. The yellow diamonds just warn that there are tracks crossing the road and would be appropriate even if the tracks were out of service.

Huh. That's weird. I wonder why they took away the signs. Google Streetview shows them clearly all the way up to the last picture in 2015.
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(01-19-2018, 06:40 PM)timc Wrote:
(01-18-2018, 06:03 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: I checked on my way home today.

Southbound there is nothing near the crossing. Near Erb there might be an X painted on the pavement.

Northbound there is also nothing near the crossing. Just north of Willis Way there is a yellow diamond warning of the LRT tracks crossing at an angle; and there is a temporary yellow diamond warning of tracks crossing perpendicularly. No crossbuck, no lights, no X on the pavement.

So I wasn’t 100% correct but it is true that there is no railway crossing protection signage as such. The yellow diamonds just warn that there are tracks crossing the road and would be appropriate even if the tracks were out of service.

Huh. That's weird. I wonder why they took away the signs. Google Streetview shows them clearly all the way up to the last picture in 2015.

Probably because there are now traffic lights. I believe the freight train activates (or will activate? I haven’t actually witnessed the train go through there since the construction) the lights, giving a red to King St. I assume they still flag, mostly to ensure nobody on the path between the buildings or on the east sidewalk gets in trouble, but car traffic should already be stopped before the train reaches the street.
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I just saw someone tap on the bus with a proper farecard - good to see they are at least under test with actual riders.
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