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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 10:52 PM
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There are some buildings coming down for sure but I don't think anyone is going to miss the Rub and Tug at Sherman or the ugly car wash at Wentworth, for the most part though it's just going to be small pieces of property that are expropriated, sometimes as small as a few inches to a few feet. Of the almost 1000 properties on the route only 250 are in the way and only about 70 of those are coming down completely
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Old Posted May 6, 2017, 3:26 PM
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I would not take any of these proposed pictures of the LRT route as gospel. The pictures at the open houses they had, had differences in them. i.e. the stop at McMaster was on the north side of Main Street and not in the middle as these pictures show. There would not be any trees removed in the middle of the road like the article in the paper claimed. Also the the stop at King and James. These plans shows both east and west bound stops between James and MacNab. At the open houses it shows the west bound stop between James and MacNab and the east bound stop between James and Hughson besides Gore Park.

I expect more changes in the plan as we get closer to the first shovel in the ground.

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Old Posted May 6, 2017, 3:54 PM
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Now that the Environmental Assessment has been 100% completed and approved, we should be able to expect that any future renderings that are released should be much more accurate in terms of placement and overall design. The ones we've seen to date are probably still very much subject to change.
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Old Posted May 7, 2017, 10:54 PM
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looking at the drawing, would it not make sense for them to also have one going down centennial in future, so that the lrt connects to the confederation go station?

*EDIT* nevermind, looks like they do have some long term plans for that in future - having the LRT connect to the go in this way would make it.. more plausible and logical.
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Old Posted May 13, 2017, 7:37 PM
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Possible change on who supply's Hamilton's LRT cars.

Metrolinx signs deal to buy light rail vehicles from Alstom in shot against Bombardier

Hamilton Spectator By Allison Jones

TORONTO — The Ontario government has turned to a French manufacturer for light rail vehicles as a backup plan if Bombardier fails to deliver railcars for transit projects in Toronto — a significant concern the provincial transit agency has been raising for months.

In an announcement on Friday, the provincial government said it had reached a $528-million agreement to buy 61 light rail vehicles from Alstom in case plane and train maker Bombardier is found to be in default at the end of a court-ordered dispute resolution process.

The deal ratchets up a dispute between the province and Bombardier over the Montreal-based company's ability to fulfil train orders in a city where gridlock has become an increasing frustration for hundreds of thousands of commuters.

Last month, an Ontario judge ruled that Metrolinx can't cancel its $770-million contract with Bombardier to build light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown, a transit line being built across a portion of Toronto, without first going through a dispute resolution process.

Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said that process could take up to a year, and if Bombardier "continues to fall even further behind," the transit projects will be further delayed.

"Over the past many months, Metrolinx has had extremely serious concerns regarding Bombardier's ability to deliver quality vehicles according to the contract schedule," Del Duca said. "For example, the pilot vehicle that Bombardier presented this past winter, which was late, couldn't move under its own power."

Bombardier said in a statement that it is "ready, able and willing" to deliver the vehicles on time.

"As the minister and Metrolinx are well aware, these vehicles can be ready ahead of schedule and well before a single track has even been laid on the Eglinton Crosstown," the company said, adding it is producing identical vehicles for the Region of Waterloo in Ontario that will be delivered by the end of the year.

"We've met each and every major LRV delivery milestone in the last eight months and the proof will be in the performance of these vehicles in Waterloo and on Eglinton," the company wrote. "We have addressed the issues raised in the past and we are confident this will be upheld in the dispute resolution process."

Of the 61 vehicles ordered from Alstom, 17 will be used for the Finch West LRT project in north Toronto. The other 44 will be used for the Eglinton Crosstown if Bombardier is unable to deliver. If the company comes through, those Alstom vehicles will be used for other projects, including the Hurontario LRT west of Toronto, Del Duca said.

This agreement gives Ontario more certainty that the Finch West and Eglinton Crosstown will open on time in 2021, he said.

"Alstom Canada is currently delivering quality vehicles on time for Ottawa's Confederation line LRT," he said. "Alstom vehicles are comparable in price. Alstom Canada is the only other supplier in North America able to meet the same high level of accessibility as Bombardier."

Alstom Canada will also open an assembly facility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to deliver on the contract, Del Duca said, touting the job creation benefits.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking Friday north of Toronto, was asked to weigh in and said Ontario makes its own choices.

"In general we tend to respect the opportunity and the responsibility of municipalities or provinces to make decisions around procurement that is going to be based on both what they offer their citizens in terms of services and the price they're asking their taxpayers to pay," he said.

Ontario's opposition parties said it's a bit late for the government to be coming up with a backup plan.

"This contract's been signed for over seven years and now they're finally paying attention?" said Progressive Conservative critic Michael Harris.

New Democrat Peter Tabuns cited problems the Toronto Transit Commission has also had in receiving Bombardier trains on time.

"What's maddening is they've known for years there's problems with Bombardier delivering," he said. "They could have a few years ago gone to Bombardier and said, 'look, you're not delivering on the streetcars in Toronto, we have this deal with you, what are you doing to make sure that we don't get stuck in the same position as TTC?'"

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Those look miles ahead of Bombardier's design and marketing. Glad to see that we'll probably be getting those.
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People on the GO, 1973

This film, produced by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications, surveys solutions for municipal transit systems for better transportation across the province in 1973.

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^^ tiny clip of hsr and Hamilton Place right near end of video
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^^ tiny clip of hsr and Hamilton Place right near end of video
Also some trolley buses near King and Hughson at about 3/4's through.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 2:34 AM
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I'd rather traffic be completely removed through the international village than having this single east-bound lane. With no traffic, people could freely walk throughout the area and cross to the shops on the north side of the street. With the car lane just on the south, there's a danger of stranding a lot of those shops on the north side of the street. Who going east will be driving this route anyway since Main is so close and already a free flowing easterly route?
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Lengthened LRT Gets Provincial Blessing

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7...cial-blessing/

Hamilton's light rail transit project, which has sparked passionate support and opposition in the city, has received another green light from the province.

"Fantastic news!" tweeted Mayor Fred Eisenberger Thursday. "We've received confirmation today that (Ontario environment minister) Chris Ballard is allowing LRT to proceed as amended."


In the spring, the city submitted an environmental assessment (EA) reflecting an LRT route extended by three kilometres to Eastgate Square for provincial approval.

Project lead Metrolinx and the city updated design documents to reflect an additional three stops in the east end, and eliminated an earlier proposed transit terminal at the Queenston traffic circle.

Eisenberger told The Spectator the EA approval is another milestone in the life of the project but challenges remain.

"One can expect hiccups along the way, and we've had them and overcome them, and we are still on our time schedule we set out early on."

That schedule, he said, means having contracts signed in September 2018.

"I won't celebrate until we have shovels in the ground … But this (EA) was a big hurdle that had to be crossed, and now we can get on with finalizing design issues and other details and acquisition of property that needs to happen."

A letter from Ballard, which will be presented to councillors Wednesday at the general issues committee, says the Ministry of the Environment received 25 objections to the amended LRT plan, including concerns about the cost of the project, noise, pollution, construction and road congestion.

Ballard wrote he believes the project won't have a negative impact on "matters of provincial importance related to the natural environment … As such, you may now proceed with changes to the Hamilton B-Line LRT project …"
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Very few people. But there will be access for deliveries and taxis and the occasional friends and family drop off.

Those are very narrow sidewalks though, if the drawing is accurate to the plan.

Trade the traffic lane for a two way bikeway that is usable as delivery before 7 am and after 9 pm, with soft curbs for larger sidewalks that can be delivery pull off zones on one side of the street at least.
The amended EPR addendum is now available.

One of the changes described (p2-1) is a change from side-running to centre running tracks for most of the route. It looks like this will enlarge the route. The impact to traffic in section 4.5.2 describes the changes, including that "With the change to centre-running alignment on King Street from Dundurn to Queenston, all on-street-parking and loading areas in this area will be eliminated."

The sidewalks are supposed to be a minimum of 2.5 m but can be reduced to 1.5 m where there are obstructions.
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