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Old Posted Jul 4, 2017, 2:36 PM
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Russia has a couple of HSR lines. Not sure if this is a satisfactory example for you.
Yep, I'd say so.
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Big drifts here. Not going full speed though.
https://youtu.be/nvOViVoO8XA?t=2m14s

There are videos on youtube of german ICE trains entirely clearing a track.
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High speed rail plans may yet again be a election ploy

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High speed rail plans may yet again be a election ploy

http://www.lfpress.com/2017/07/11/on...ncial-liberals
At least it is now set up as an issue for the next election.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 10:19 PM
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China also has HSR up into northern parts of the country like Harbin, which is pretty darn cold in the winter.

I've never heard that harsh winter conditions were an automatic deal-breaker for HSR.
Yes, China's HSR system is the system that operates in the coldest conditions in the world. The parts that are up near Harbin are designed to operate in temperatures down to -40.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:49 PM
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Ontario NDP seems to be for the project now:
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/08/04/an...ed-rail-friday

They really haven't had a clear stance. Could prove crucial if the next Ontario government is a minority.
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One thing that the article correctly stated is that it runs thru vote rich areas that could determine the next election. Of the 9 core urban ridings in Windsor/London/KWC, the Tories only hold 1 seat and none in London or Windsor.

The Tories continue to show strenghth in SWO but that is VERY deceptive. Their support in rural areas of SWO are very high which masks the fact that they are weak in the urban areas particularly more left-leaning cities of Windsor & London. The Tories need to turn their fortunes around in these 3 key metros if they hope to get government and especially a majority.

This is not only about inftrastructure and construction jobs but also about how people in SWO feel completely ignored by Queen's Park as Wynne is viewed much more as the Premier of Toronto, not Ontario. People in SWO want their big slice of the infrastructure spending which the GTA has gotten in spades with no contribution expected from the local cities. The Tories have to be very sensitive to this view.

People in SWO are not homogeneous and the Tories already have the rural areas by a long shot but are very weak in London/Windsor urban voters and these are the voters who would benefit the most from HSR.
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Anything said or done by any of the 3 parties from now till the dropping of the writ is all just trying to buy votes.

So, what looks worse - The Common Sense Revolution, or the Rae Days?
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Probably never going to get built but hey, would be cool.

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Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutes? Hyperloop judges say this route is a winner

The Toronto-Montreal travel corridor has been identified as one of the strongest candidates for a hyperloop system that could cut the travel time between the cities from five hours to just 39 minutes.

The route is the only Canadian winner among 10 international entries chosen in a competition sponsored by Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One and now will be studied to determine commercial viability.

Hyperloop is a technology promoted by Tesla founder Elon Musk which would place passengers or cargo in a cylindrical vehicle which accelerates via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube, lifting above the track using magnetic levitation. The vehicles are expected to glide at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.

The route proposed by the Canadian arm of U.S. engineering firm AECOM would include a stop in Ottawa. The proposal suggests a trip from Toronto to Ottawa would take 27 minutes and the Ottawa-Montreal leg would take another 12 minutes.

It says the next logical step would be to extend the hyperloop system into the U.S., west to Detroit from Windsor, Ont., and east from Quebec to Niagara Falls and Buffalo and on toward Chicago, New York and Boston.


It adds that connecting Canadian ports to an extended network could enable long-haul cargo deliveries to customers within hours instead of days.

The nine other winning entries include four in the United States, two in each of the United Kingdom and India, and one in Mexico.

Hyperloop One also announced it has struck a public-private partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and AECOM which will begin a feasibility study for a system in that state.

One of the winners was a proposal to connect Colorado cities Cheyenne, Denver and Pueblo with commute times between any cities clocking in at under 30 minutes.
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/...te-is-a-winner
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The vehicles are expected to glide at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.
TransPod Inc.

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Looks like something out of Futurama....what the hell.
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I wonder how loud that would be. I assumed they would bury the thing. Would be pretty scary to see something going at airline speeds so close and if it's above ground like that if it breaks it could damage a hell of a lot of other stuff.
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Don't know if this is old news or not, but Ontario Govt is moving forward with the advisory board for implementing the high speed rail line.

From my understanding the RER upgrades being made on the Toronto portion of the route will be compatible with High Speed Rail.
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Don't know if this is old news or not, but Ontario Govt is moving forward with the advisory board for implementing the high speed rail line.

From my understanding the RER upgrades being made on the Toronto portion of the route will be compatible with High Speed Rail.
Not clear to me that there was any real substance to Wynne's announcement - there was no detail offered re the mandate of such an "advisory board".
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2017, 8:28 PM
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Very true. But also, better than nothing.
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Washington State governor is in BC today stating he is almost ready to announce further plans for high speed rail between Seattle and Vancouver.
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