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Old Posted Apr 15, 2015, 2:16 AM
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if we were talking platform renovations I could list like 10 more large TTC projects going on right now, I think its best to leave it to just expansion.
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I didn't say platform renovation, I said platform expansion. Makes sense though.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2015, 5:39 AM
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Yeah I think it's best to keep this thread just for new lines, as the transit thread is great for all the other projects.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:48 PM
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Some pictures I took today of the Confederation Line construction in Ottawa.

First off, the east tunnel portal:
This is where the trains will descend into the downtown tunnel from the east.


Next I headed west to the area around the future Pimisi station, just west of where the underground tunnel starts/ends.

This is the excavation for the future Pimisi station.



I took this picture standing directly atop the not-yet-built tracks. This is looking east, from just east of the future Pimisi Station towards the tunnel portal, which is a few hundred metres ahead.

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As soon as it's U/C I'll add it to the list.
Design work is ongoing right now.
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From today's Record, the statue of a young William Lyon Mackenzie King sits outside his former high school, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, watching ion construction on King St W.


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Old Posted Apr 15, 2015, 10:44 PM
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Do you have more details about the Valley line?
Blue line

*Red line to the west will follow.


(http://mastermaq.s3.amazonaws.com/pu...ew/lrt_wse.gif)

Ride the line, video

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About the Project
The Valley Line (Southeast to West Light Rail Transit) is a low-floor urban line that will run from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, crossing through downtown. The line runs a total length of 27 km and its route has been approved by City Council. Public input helped shape the route, stop/station locations and other details during the Concept Planning phase. During the Preliminary Design stage from February 2012 to November 2013, public engagement helped shape the design philosophy and aesthetic for the Valley Line LRT, providing the City of Edmonton with invaluable knowledge about the communities the LRT will eventually serve.

On March 11, 2014, at an event in Churchill Station, the provincial government announced its funding commitment to the Southeast portion of Valley Line LRT Project. With the final funding piece in place--pending Council's approval of the overall funding strategy--the 13 km Valley Line (Mill Woods to Downtown) is now free to proceed. Thanks in part to timely commitments by our provincial and federal partners, the Valley Line will remain on schedule for a construction start of 2016, aiming to be open to the public by the end of 2020.

The province has agreed to contribute $250 million in Green Trip funding, $150 million in additional funding, and $200 million in a 10-year interest free loan. This joins the City's own contribution of $800 million, along with the federal government's contribution of $250 million from PPP Canada and an expected $150 million through the Building Canada Fund.

http://www.edmonton.ca/transportatio...wis-farms.aspx
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Nice to see the limited amount of park and rides included. For all the mistakes that have been made under the veil of making the line more "urban" so far, fewer park and rides is actually a legitimate way of doing so.
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From today's Record, the statue of a young William Lyon Mackenzie King sits outside his former high school, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, watching ion construction on King St W.


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Probably wondering why it was ripped out in the first place...
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Probably wondering why it was ripped out in the first place...
Indeed. I remember my mother telling me that she used to take the streetcar through Downtown and on to KCI, in the late '30s-early 40s.
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Since we have a few LRT/rapid transit projects under construction right now and some more planned in the future, I suggest we make a specific thread where users can post construction updates of listed projects instead of doing it in one big transit thread with other modes.

Here's the list.

Under construction

1. NAIT line (ETS) - 3 stations - 3.3km - 2015
2. Evergreen line (TransLink) - 6 stations - 11km - 2016
3. Ion (Grand River Transit) - 16 stations - 19km - 2017
4. Yonge/Spadina Extension (TTC) - 6 stations - 8.6km - 2017
5. Confederation line (OC Transpo) - 13 stations - 12.5km - 2018
6. Eglinton Crosstown (Metrolinx) - 25 stations - 19km - 2020
Love this idea, but just a few ideas to add to it.

Can we have the location (metro area names) added for each line.

Also, can we add a simple title for technology type to each project as well?

Maybe use the following: Metro (fully grade separated), Partial at grade LRT (if more than half of the line is grade separated), At grade LRT (over half is at grade), Other at grade urban rail (trams), HRT Commuter Rail (not sure if this is included on this thread).
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2015, 2:26 AM
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Love this idea, but just a few ideas to add to it.

Can we have the location (metro area names) added for each line.

Also, can we add a simple title for technology type to each project as well?

Maybe use the following: Metro (fully grade separated), Partial at grade LRT (if more than half of the line is grade separated), At grade LRT (over half is at grade), Other at grade urban rail (trams), HRT Commuter Rail (not sure if this is included on this thread).
The city/metro is a good idea but for the technology I don't know if we should include categories... Most of them are either LRT or subway.

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Well maybe a more simple classification then*

Fully grade separated

Non fully grade separated

Commuter Rail

This is an important distinction used in many transit articles / ranking systems.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2015, 2:50 AM
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Well maybe a more simple classification then*

Fully grade separated

Non fully grade separated

Commuter Rail

This is an important distinction used in many transit articles / ranking systems.
Yeah we can do that if you can distinguish them. There's no commuter rail here though.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2015, 3:34 AM
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Evergreen Line is fully grade separated.

Younge / Spadina is fully grade separated (99% sure).

Confederation Line is fully grade separated (90% sure).

The rest are Non fully grade separated I think.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2015, 3:38 AM
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yup, those 3 are fully seperated.
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Tunnel Boring Machine - Eglinton West


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Yeah, the Eglinton Line is not full grade seperated yet it is the most expensive transit project in Canadian History (no inflation of course) But a large part of that is due to the 12 km of underground construction through midtown Toronto. This weekend saw the tunnel boring machine come above ground level for the first time since it went into the ground at Black Creek near the Etobicoke border on the western edge of the city. I'm not 100% but once the Tunnel Boring Machine gets to Yonge and Eglinton it will have to come above ground again before it continues it journey onto Don Mills, one suburban block away from the Scarborough border at Victoria Park, where the line will run at Street level until it hits Kennedy Road.
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^ I thought there were 2 other TBMs that entered in the east portal and they would all meet at Yonge?
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^ I thought there were 2 other TBMs that entered in the east portal and they would all meet at Yonge?
YEs, yes! All 4 TBM's get EXTRACTED at Yonge-Eglinton!
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