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Took this last night, at Eglinton and Bayview...where an underground streetcar station will be for the future Eglinton Crosstown;
TJ095819 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr
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REM's Hwy A40 overpass demo photo



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where is that?
The western part of Montréal island I'd say.
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where is that?
It's this train overpass here.
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It's amazing how quickly they demolished and cleaned the highway afterwards. Just a bit more than 24h.
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Thanks for sharing that video!

Looking pretty slick Ottawa!
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I’ve heard tell that this is a higher quality version.
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PARLIAMENT

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St-Laurent is an impressive looking station given how far out of the central city it is.
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Looks amazing.

As much as I love the Waterloo Region LRT project, I wish it could look as great as Ottawa's
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 3:21 AM
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St-Laurent is an impressive looking station given how far out of the central city it is.
I'm flabbergasted at the Parliament/Parlement fiasco. Not only is it confusing and a waste of space, but the station is a few hundred meters from Parliament. They should have named it for the cross-street; O'Connor. Keep it consistent with the other stations downtown.

As for St-Laurent, it was quite impressive as a Transitway station. It was overbuilt at the time, and the platforms now take two of the four original lanes.

Here's how it looked like before conversion;


http://www.raisethehammer.org/articl...ing_brt_to_lrt


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I don't know, I like the Parliament/Parlement name. It sounds "international".
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Not a fan of Parliament/Parlement either, or of unwieldy bilingual names of that sort. (Perhaps the feds, who ponied up a lot of money for this line, put backroom pressure on OC Transpo for this name?)

They could have named it O'Connor and placed a symbol representing the parliament buildings next to the name. This would have been intuitive enough.

I think this is what they will do for Tremblay Station which serves Ottawa's VIA Rail station - there will be a VIA logo next to the name Tremblay.

BTW, Tremblay Station replaced an old BRT station that was called Train. A BRT station called "Train" was confusing for some people. But I suppose they all ended up where they needed to go eventually.
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As for St-Laurent, it was quite impressive as a Transitway station. It was overbuilt at the time, and the platforms now take two of the four original lanes.

Here's how it looked like before conversion;


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St-Laurent never struck me as being overbuilt. At least not in terms of the infrastructure for passengers - it was always pretty busy.

Sure, the tunnel is massive but that's at least in part due to its location with the mall and its parking facilities on one side, and a multi-lane expressway (417-Queensway) that it has to pass under.
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Looks amazing.

As much as I love the Waterloo Region LRT project, I wish it could look as great as Ottawa's
And had they spent another billion on it, it might have. As it is, K-W is really stretching the envelope (imo) in terms of viability of LRT, given its population. That they've achieved even this bare-bones line seems remarkable to me.
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And had they spent another billion on it, it might have. As it is, K-W is really stretching the envelope (imo) in terms of viability of LRT, given its population. That they've achieved even this bare-bones line seems remarkable to me.
They're saying so far there's been around $3 billion in investment along the line
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They're saying so far there's been around $3 billion in investment along the line
Yes, ion seems to be achieving its objective in that regard.
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Yes, ion seems to be achieving its objective in that regard.
I always found it funny and a little surprising how open politicians have been stating that that was the primary objective.

Not people moving.
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