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Is it just me or is Hespler entirely missing?
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(11-04-2018, 10:27 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: Is it just me or is Hespler entirely missing?

This round of changes doesn't affect Hespeler
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I just noticed a new LCD monitor mounted to a light pole next to the route 7 stop @ Conestoga mall. It was not on, but maybe it's going to be a real time display like they have inside Charles terminal?
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Now, if the 206 sees more usage than the iON bus route, we'd have a good argument that the stay-off-King, stay-away-from-Preston LRT route folks aren't observing real trends.
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(11-05-2018, 12:23 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Now, if the 206 sees more usage than the iON bus route, we'd have a good argument that the stay-off-King, stay-away-from-Preston LRT route folks aren't observing real trends.

To be honest, after looking at a map, I have wondered if the "Straight down King and Coronation" option wouldn't be better.  I suspect it would be harder politically, and have less development potential, but it's more direct, visiting areas that are probably already transit oriented.

But I'm not an expert on Cambridge, so I cannot say for sure, but I do suspect the lower development potential is the real killer.
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(11-05-2018, 12:23 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Now, if the 206 sees more usage than the iON bus route, we'd have a good argument that the stay-off-King, stay-away-from-Preston LRT route folks aren't observing real trends.

the 206 is pretty much the existing 52 but with  a little bit that goes off on a separate small loop. I can't imagine it would be much different other than they can say something else is ion
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An evening curiosity...

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(11-05-2018, 10:18 PM)darts Wrote:
(11-05-2018, 12:23 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Now, if the 206 sees more usage than the iON bus route, we'd have a good argument that the stay-off-King, stay-away-from-Preston LRT route folks aren't observing real trends.

the 206 is pretty much the existing 52 but with  a little bit that goes off on a separate small loop. I can't imagine it would be much different other than they can say something else is ion

the existing 52 has more stops than the 206 will so theoretically the 206 will be much faster than the 52
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(11-05-2018, 10:39 PM)KevinL Wrote: An evening curiosity...


It happens
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GRT crews are hooking up the digital sign at the Victoria/Lancaster WB stop.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(11-05-2018, 11:42 PM)trainspotter139 Wrote:
(11-05-2018, 10:18 PM)darts Wrote: the 206 is pretty much the existing 52 but with  a little bit that goes off on a separate small loop. I can't imagine it would be much different other than they can say something else is ion

the existing 52 has more stops than the 206 will so theoretically the 206 will be much faster than the 52

if the goal is to get to fairway, it is faster t take the 200, if you are on King st somewhere the 52 won't be too much faster given half the route has been driven. Since the new 52 route is different it looks like the stops removed won't have 15 minute service down king st. And to get to ainslie st they would have to take a bus one stop down to get the 206 to get downtown.
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