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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(10-10-2018, 10:26 AM)timc Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 09:31 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: For exactly that reason.

Huh. That's exactly the reason I would announce it before an election.

Just three weeks ago, we were told that things were still on track for December. I know that I don't like being lied to. If it is already known that that is not going to happen, then the public should be informed. As the saying goes, "a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy."

I don't think politicians are known for their honesty. While I am hopeful that it will be ready in December (which could mean December 31), I don't think we'll be seeing it before the end of winter (as in before the May long weekend, in political speak).

If they were to tell us now that it will be ready in spring (which, in political speak is anytime before the Canada Day long weekend), a lot of politicians could potentially lose their re-election bid. If they tell us after the election, then everyone has 4 years to cool off, and perhaps 3 years to see the LRT in action and 2022 won't be such an issue.
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(10-10-2018, 05:33 PM)jeffster Wrote: If they were to tell us now that it will be ready in spring (which, in political speak is anytime before the Canada Day long weekend) (…)

Technically, the spring equinox (20 March) is the first day of spring, and the summer solstice (21 June) is the first day of summer. Smile Even if those dates don't quite match our seasons in practice.

That said, I'm hoping that Iain is wrong this time and we are not that far away from operation.
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Saw 505 kissing 506 on Charles an hour ago. ❤️
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(10-11-2018, 03:55 PM)Canard Wrote: Saw 505 kissing 506 on Charles an hour ago. ❤️

I saw two of them roll by Charles while I was heading east on Stirling... too far and too fast to get a picture but it was neat.
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Will 512 be the second train that has the Metrolinx equipment installed, after 511? Have any been completed in the region yet?

(Yes, we have now confirmed it's Metrolinx equipment, so let's call a spade a spade.)
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(10-11-2018, 05:07 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Will 512 be the second train that has the Metrolinx equipment installed, after 511? Have any been completed in the region yet?

(Yes, we have now confirmed it's Metrolinx equipment, so let's call a spade a spade.)

The 3 that were being worked on here should be complete by now. Of course, we probably won't know for sure until they make an appearance out on the line again.
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Spotted on the Frederick platform tonight.

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(10-11-2018, 09:51 PM)KevinL Wrote: Spotted on the Frederick platform tonight.

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Woops someone left that in maintenance mode
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511 is out today!
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