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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
I did want to see concrete on Frederick!

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I know I always say it, Kevin, but you're so lucky you get to see all the mid-day action! If the crews are out on the weekends, I get to see the odd thing here or there... but I so wish I could have taken a 2-year sabatical from my job and just documented the entire project coming together. Smile

Just stumbled across this incredible resource: https://rac.jmaponline.net/canadianrailatlas/

This is wonderful for understanding exactly where all the existing rail corridors are, all across Canada.

I wonder when they'll update it with the new trackwork for ion. Big Grin
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(01-21-2017, 09:32 AM)Canard Wrote: Just stumbled across this incredible resource:  https://rac.jmaponline.net/canadianrailatlas/

This is wonderful for understanding exactly where all the existing rail corridors are, all across Canada.

I wonder when they'll update it with the new trackwork for ion. Big Grin

That's pretty cool, but you can also try http://www.openrailwaymap.org/ - which puts an overlay atop Open Street Map and is maintained by volunteer editors in a similar fashion.

By the looks of it, they are starting to draw in Ion tracks.
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As of 8am Sunday the Mark IV was already working along Courtland near Block Line station. Pretty cool scene with all the fog.

Mill Station curing:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Earlier on we talked about u-turns at marked intersections. Those familiar with the Northfield/King area know there are two lines of track are on King, and two lines on Northfield going through the intersection at a 90 degree.

Got me wondering how the rail traffic would be regulated? Some sort of train-only signals where car traffic stops and the trains go (like a rail crossing)? btw In my short stint at this intersection, 6 out of 6 cars doing a u-ey drifted over in the far lane which is bad enough in itself, but throw a train in the mix and ugh.
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There will definitely be phases at these sorts of spots where vehicle traffic all get reds and trains are free to move.
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interesting. any idea if it's a 10 second crossing vs. 10 minutes? (order of magnitude)
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(01-22-2017, 11:35 AM)embe Wrote: interesting.  any idea if it's a 10 second crossing vs. 10 minutes? (order of magnitude)

Oh, definitely in the 10-20 second range, long enough for the train to move through.
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I think it will be closer to a minute. Signal lights and arms come down 20 seconds before train arrives (I think - going from memory in the Project Agreement), then remember the train can only go 10 km/h through that curve.
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There's no lights and arms at Northfield/King though, right? Everything is controlled by (traffic) lights.
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