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High-Speed Rail (HSR) - Toronto/Pearson/Kitchener/London

Quote:Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic sat down with Toronto Mayor John Tory in Toronto on Thursday morning promoting the importance of two-way all-day GO service and/or high speed rail between the two regions.
Vrbanovic and Tory are expressing the need for an innovation corridor between the two cities – similar to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Vrbanovic says “Transit drives innovation and innovation drives economic growth….Now is the time to lead not only the province, but the country in creating a high quality of life, and a strong and competitive economy.”
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There was a follow-up at 6 as well, couldn't copy the link for some reason
(02-11-2016, 09:30 PM)white_brian Wrote: There was a follow-up at 6 as well, couldn't copy the link for some reason

Here you go: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/toronto-kitc...-1.2774587
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I find it amazing that the part that CTV thinks the story is the lack of mention of Guelph in any future potential rail service when the actual story is the lack of ownership on a critical section of track preventing any 2-way all-day service. They do eventually mention it at the end, but they fail to say where it is.
My understanding is that CN still owns the section from Bramalea GO to Georgetown GO.
(02-12-2016, 04:06 PM)jamincan Wrote: My understanding is that CN still owns the section from Bramalea GO to Georgetown GO.

Here's an ownership map for the GO system.
what happen to this? I thought we were supposed to get something in the fall....
Another study, maybe.
Nothing's going to happen without a financial commitment from one or all levels of government. I'm not going to hold my breath.
The government has a survey that seems based around either HSR cost/financials or else HOT lanes on the 401.

And as a follow-up to that survey, I now know through a colleague one of the people working on the EA for this. Trying to convince them that skipping Guelph is something that should at least be considered.

Also wondering if they're working in concert with things like SIXO at all. Would hate to think that the location/configuration of one development might be allowed to proceed in such a way that it precludes or greatly cost-increases a project like this. Are EAs ever allowed to impose restrictions on developments coming online which could be in conflict, or at least give warning to them that, hey, if you build here, you can't complain about what's to come, whether you don't like trains coming by, vibrations, construction, or whatever else?
It looks like they are doing a study and getting ready to make a recommendation. http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1108882
Another study, yay!
(04-25-2017, 08:18 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: Another study, yay!

It will probably conclude that the issue should be studied some more. But it seems that could have been determined just by sheer extrapolation, rather than going through a full study.

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