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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(02-20-2018, 02:50 PM)Canard Wrote: No, I see this as a hugely stupid thing because:
  • It was supposed to serve dual-duty as a cosmetic wind wall, but also as a way to prevent people from climbing on top of tbe Driver’s facility. Now, a second, probably ugly, fence will be required
  • It will block the view of beautiful LRV’s and the anchor wall from both the trail and the road
  • It will prevent people from moving between the trail and the platforms across the grass, which I actually think is the real reason they have done this

Urbd: you working on this?

You’re talking about Continuum here, right? I hope you’re wrong but fear you’re right. Ugly fences are not what we need. Nice art that happens to serve a function as a fence is much better. And who cares if people cross the grass to get to the platform? If enough people do it that the grass doesn’t grow they should just add a paved path.
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My interpretation is that the term "layover" refers to the time between trips, not time spent at each station. I am sure if you look hard enough the term has been clearly defined by some lawyer in those documents somewhere.

According to the system description the design goal is, "...a round trip time of 90.0 minutes or less. This time period is the time it takes for a train to depart from a Terminal Station, return back to the same terminal station and is ready to once again depart from that Terminal Station."

Plus, we have seen in the baseline service that they expect a trip to take about 46min from end to end.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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A couple of notes from the Southern portion of the line:
  • A crew at Fairway was working on the crossover switches.
  • A crew was using very large rail equipment (couldn’t see what) at Overland Dr. on the Huron Spur.
  • Hayward may be our next casualty for track gauge rework. A bunch of people were crawling around on their hands and knees measuring stuff.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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In other news. It is now the 1 year anniversary of the delivery of 501.
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