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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 1:41 PM
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I believe we are due for another instalment of "What counts as a metro/rapid transit?"
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 2:23 PM
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It's basically a metro system with streetcars.
I think the French expression "pré-métro" would be appropriate for this kind of transit infrastructure.

The Bruxelles pré-métro (strangely, there are no English-language entries for it) is similar to Ottawa's Confederation Line.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 2:44 PM
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I think the French expression "pré-métro" would be appropriate for this kind of transit infrastructure.

The Bruxelles pré-métro (strangely, there are no English-language entries for it) is similar to Ottawa's Confederation Line.
Yes it would be the appropriate term. Difference with a light metro is that light metro uses shorter "heavy rail" trains.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 3:11 PM
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I believe we are due for another instalment of "What counts as a metro/rapid transit?"
Shakes head at these silly debates.

I don't care what technology is used. What I care about is that the city protect a right of way connection between the Trillium Line and the Confederation Line at Bayview so that 100,000+ people who live between Billings Bridge and the Greenbelt, could actually use the Trillium Line that runs right through their neighbourhood.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 3:29 PM
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Like many things there will never be a solid line between terms / technologies, but the basic one I like is simply metro vs. non metro.

Is it fully grade separated? Metro.

Does it have road interactions? Not metro.

Of course this isn’t perfect either (always some caught in between) but it works for most urban rail systems.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 4:15 PM
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Is it fully grade separated? Metro.

Does it have road interactions? Not metro.
That's the simplest definition and the one I use.

Rapid Transit, though is categorized the same on Wikipedia, seems to be used by governments in a much broader sense to describe classic light rail and bus rapid transit.

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2.5 km is a good start. This is the capital. It should have a proper subway.
Including the St-Laurent Station and tunnel, we have about 3 kilometers of tunnel and 4 underground station. After stage 2, set to fully open by 2023, it adds about 4 kilometers of tunnel and at least 2 underground stations (we'll see once the winning bidder is announced and final concepts are revealed at the end of this year), for a total of 7/6.

A few station might eventually be covered in the future, such as Pimisi in LeBreton Flats, as part of the Ottawa Senator's new Ice District.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 1:43 AM
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Interesting that they're using a solid rail for overhead power rather than caternary wires. I've noticed both used on different lines here in Shanghai (all but one of Shanghai's Metro lines use overhead rather than third rail), but I've always wondered if there are advantages / disadvantages to each.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 1:48 AM
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Construction of the access tunnel to the STM's new Cote-Vertu metro garage.
Once the project is completed, the STM will be able to store 20 trains at the western terminus of the orange line instead of 10.
Combined with new track switches, it will allow the frequency of the line to improve to 2 minutes instead of 2.5.









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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 2:10 AM
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Construction of the access tunnel to the STM's new Cote-Vertu metro garage.
$400M project
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 4:34 AM
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Shot of uOttawa Station.


https://twitter.com/Milnoc/status/996716081568993280

Gantry crane decommissioned at the downtown tunnel's central shaft.


https://twitter.com/Ottawaguy/status/996440640954105856
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 8:51 PM
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New WLRT Valley Line video... interactive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPtA...ature=youtu.be
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 3:24 PM
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New WLRT Valley Line video... interactive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPtA...ature=youtu.be
That's pretty cool. How long will the trains and platforms be?
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 7:28 PM
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City of St Alberta will discuss replacing all of their Diesel fleets with EV buses as the older buses. Currently they have had 3 in operation through the winter, that was after a 1 year trial. 4 more to be added to the fleet this year. they currently have 60 buses. It may take about 10 years to replace the entire fleet.

https://www.stalbertgazette.com/arti...fleet-20180518
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 9:37 PM
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Yesterday I walked along Eglinton.....the northern stretch from Avenue Rd to Eglinton Park is blocked off....making the entire road shift to the south.
Bathurst and Eglinton:
[IMG]DSC_7900 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Just some of the work going on, near Eglinton Park:
[IMG]DSC_7903 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]DSC_7902 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 12:17 PM
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Montréal's AMT, RTM is now EXO.

http://exo.quebec
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Montréal's AMT, RTM is now EXO.

http://exo.quebec
That entity seems to change names about every five years.
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 1:34 PM
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That entity seems to change names about every five years.
In this case it changed last year. "People are confused about our name change, so let's change it again!" Also their branding is all over the place in their video.

https://youtu.be/uev7BbNw6ts
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 11:25 PM
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In this case it changed last year. "People are confused about our name change, so let's change it again!" Also their branding is all over the place in their video.

https://youtu.be/uev7BbNw6ts
Can’t believe it’s Sid Lee who made that design... Way too simplistic and bland.
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Old Posted May 25, 2018, 12:07 PM
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Can’t believe it’s Sid Lee who made that design... Way too simplistic and bland.
And they explicitely referred to copying the TEO taxi design with the allo instead of bonjour...
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Old Posted May 25, 2018, 2:07 PM
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And they explicitely referred to copying the TEO taxi design with the allo instead of bonjour...
Well it's the whole taxi industry that adopted the "bonjour". Each company has its own colour, but they all have "bonjour" on the side :



Like it or not, I'd say that the allo design on trains and buses makes sense, at least in terms of regional branding. It's consistent.





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