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High-Speed Rail (HSR) - Toronto/Pearson/Kitchener/London
(04-12-2019, 10:26 AM)kps Wrote: HSR would be expensive to ride as well. Better to put resources into making GO competetive with driving the 401.

They do mention improving inter-community bus service, so maybe they'll buy a couple of more buses so that they can say they improved service.
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(04-12-2019, 10:35 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 10:26 AM)kps Wrote: HSR would be expensive to ride as well. Better to put resources into making GO competetive with driving the 401.

I am ok with that if they can reduce the travel time.  2 hours isn't acceptable in today's day and age.

Yes, that's the main thing. The current right of way (including curves and level crossings) with off-the-shelf euro regional MUs, could do it in one hour, assuming the track is repaired to Class 5 and stations to short-dwell level boarding.
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(04-12-2019, 01:01 PM)kps Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 10:35 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: I am ok with that if they can reduce the travel time.  2 hours isn't acceptable in today's day and age.

Yes, that's the main thing. The current right of way (including curves and level crossings) with off-the-shelf euro regional MUs, could do it in one hour, assuming the track is repaired to Class 5 and stations to short-dwell level boarding.

Alas, I have very little confidence that the current government will actually upgrade the track and buy new running stock.

Of course, I would be very pleased to be proven wrong.
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(04-12-2019, 09:53 AM)bgb_ca Wrote: Anyone actually surprised by this?

Not I.

I've actually come to grips with the fact that I'll never see high speed rail in my lifetime
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(04-15-2019, 06:04 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 09:53 AM)bgb_ca Wrote: Anyone actually surprised by this?

Not I.

I've actually come to grips with the fact that I'll never see high speed rail in my lifetime

I as well!  Unless I win the lottery and make a trip across the Atlantic, lol
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