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VIA Rail
(05-26-2018, 06:26 PM)Canard Wrote:
(05-26-2018, 06:11 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: Yes, I’m familiar with the way the Via stairs work. However, the real goal is level boarding for all trains, which the Via stairs don’t help with.

But we just spent like 3 pages talking about all these magical options that people were inventing to try and deal with it.  I'm saying:  The solution already exists.  It's existed for decades and it's what they do today.

It's a solution for boarding a high-floor train from a low-floor platform. It's not a solution for what we were talking about: boarding without stairs.
Bloor and Weston stations are essentially two separate platforms laid end to end with the high floor UPX at the south end and the low floor GO at the north with a ramp going from one to the other. Mount Dennis (at Eglinton) will likely be the same when constructed.
Another person has been struck and killed in the area, this time by a VIA train.

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