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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 7:33 PM
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^pretty weird indeed, right between two buildings!

Looks like a disaffected freight line, maybe it was re-used just for the ION delivery:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.46435...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 9:43 PM
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Yonge and Eglinton LRT Construction

A midtown transportation core is developing.


Is there much happening around Eglinton West/Cedarville?
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 10:35 PM
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Is there much happening around Eglinton West/Cedarville?
I passed by there on the Eglinton bus, they're doing a lot of work....not to this extent though. Good amount of closed off areas in the streets, but I didn't see any pits of this size.
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2017, 10:39 PM
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This pic very old,they have put in the permanent I-Beams/Steel girders now. And it is beginning to look like an actual subway station.
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^pretty weird indeed, right between two buildings!

Looks like a disaffected freight line, maybe it was re-used just for the ION delivery:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.46435...7i13312!8i6656
This line is the Goderich & Exeter Railway's Waterloo Spur, and runs all the way to Elmira. The line is still in use regularly, and closer to Elmira/St. Jacobs is where the Waterloo Central Railway operates their steam trains.

Signage maybe out of view, or not put back in place yet due to LRT construction. Street view shows that prior to LRT construction the intersection was protected only by crossbucks.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 3:21 PM
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Full LRT route testing is now underway in KW



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Ion begins testing light rail vehicles over entire route

by Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record



WATERLOO REGION — People in Kitchener and Waterloo may get their first glimpse of Ion light rail vehicles on tracks out in the community as the system begins testing along the entire 19-kilometre route.

LRT workers were testing a vehicle Thursday afternoon between the light rail storage facility on Dutton Drive and Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, said TJ Flynn, a spokesperson for the Region of Waterloo.

Over the next week or so, the vehicles will venture beyond Waterloo, and travel the length of the system and past all 19 stops, between Conestoga Mall and Fairview Park mall, said regional Coun. Tom Galloway.

"This is a bit of a milestone for people, whether they're ambivalent about the LRT or they're supporters, to actually see the units on the tracks," he said. "Everybody saw the construction and now when you see a unit running on it, it really does bring it home that it's actually now going to be happening."

For most people, it will be the first chance to see the vehicles, and to get a sense of how big they are and how much space they take up as they move through city streets, he said.

Each vehicle is about 30 metres long with five separate sections. "They're pretty impressive units. This is the unit you're going to be seeing if you're walking or cycling or driving along the route. You'll be able to see the physical presence of it, and get a sense of its size and shape."

The tests will begin without power, with the Ion vehicles being towed, to make sure the entire system — tracks, platforms, switches, signs and light standards — was built with enough clearances for rail cars to travel easily in both directions. Once clearance tests are successfully completed, vehicles will begin to travel the system under their own power, Galloway said.

These tests mark the first time that the LRT will be travelling alongside cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles in the community.

People will need to pay more attention, since the trains will be crossing roads at several intersections, and signal lights and gates will be activating when trains approach.

"A lot of people drive on autopilot, and the signals haven't been operational for the last six months since they were installed," Galloway said. "All of a sudden you're driving down Courtland or along Erb and they're going to go off and the gates are going to come down."

Anyone who's got into the habit of parking on the tracks will have to find somewhere else to park, since there's now the very real possibility that a train will be coming along those tracks. Bylaw officers will be enforcing the parking ban more strictly; vehicles parked on tracks will be towed and subject to a $40 fine.

"It'll be fairly random. Nobody's going to be putting a sign up saying, 'Today the train is coming along this section,' " Galloway said.

Testing has been progressing slowly. In November, it began with a vehicle being pushed slowly through Waterloo by another vehicle, while an escort of workers walked along beside it to make sure there was enough clearance for the vehicle. Just before Christmas, the first powered tests took place just outside the Dutton Drive storage facility.

Testing will advance throughout winter and spring and will continue until service starts. As testing progresses, the light rail vehicles will travel more quickly until they begin to test at the speeds they will normally run at when they're in service — 50 km/h in urban areas and 70 km/h in track areas, such as the Waterloo Spur Line.

Each of the 14 cars must log 600 hours of operation on the system before it's deemed ready for service, so more and more cars will be going up and down the tracks over the next few months, Galloway said. Bombardier is completing one new vehicle about every 15 days, he added.

The light rail system is about six months behind the original launch date due to construction delays and repeated problems with Bombardier's vehicle production, but officials are still aiming for the service to start sometime this spring.

More information can be found at rideion.ca.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:55 PM
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The first official construction site for the REM is underway (Rive-Sud station site prep)

There is a Works Info page which will eventually become very useful:https://rem.info/en/works-info

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Bump, since I'm seeing lists and construction updates elsewhere...

Confederation Line is supposed to be done November 2018 and ION in early December.

Funding secured (i.e. planned) for YVR's Broadway Subway, Surrey streetcar, Ottawa Stage 2 Extensions, Ottawa Trillium Line, as well as YEG's Valley Line West now too. Bloor-Danforth Extension is supposed to be 3 stations now and won't be tendered in 2018 with 30% design due Q1 2019. What's going on with Finch West - is it going to be cancelled by DoFo somehow after contract award?
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this one here already, but this project for Ottawa is kind of going under the radar due to The Light rail under construction right now over shadowing it..It's a huge sewer project worth 232 million, and one line (North South Tunnel)just got competed this week..There's still the EWT which will start in a few months once the they dissemble the tunnel boring equipment, and move it to the other site..Lots of infrastructure going on for Ottawa right now, and with the Lebreton flats re-development happening in a few years (new arena), there are some big projects coming down the pipe including a few towers, and of course the next phase(s) of the light rail.

https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/publi...ge-tunnel-csst

Some pdf images of tunnel line here:

https://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/do...sst_map_en.pdf

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Old Posted Aug 18, 2018, 5:20 PM
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Bump, since I'm seeing lists and construction updates elsewhere...

Confederation Line is supposed to be done November 2018 and ION in early December.

Funding secured (i.e. planned) for YVR's Broadway Subway, Surrey streetcar, Ottawa Stage 2 Extensions, Ottawa Trillium Line, as well as YEG's Valley Line West now too. Bloor-Danforth Extension is supposed to be 3 stations now and won't be tendered in 2018 with 30% design due Q1 2019. What's going on with Finch West - is it going to be cancelled by DoFo somehow after contract award?
Finch west is still happening. It reached financial close before Doug came in which means there would be huge financial penalties to cancel it. Prep work is still underway - full construction should begin soon.
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2018, 9:55 PM
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First pillar for the REM is up - it will be part of the elevated section to cross over the A10 to Rive-Sud Station and the maintenance facility:


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Old Posted Aug 19, 2018, 10:25 PM
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Finch west is still happening. It reached financial close before Doug came in which means there would be huge financial penalties to cancel it. Prep work is still underway - full construction should begin soon.
Hopefully Mammoliti will be out after the election. Finch West is probably going ahead but we can't underestimate the will of the PCs to cancel transit projects.
A recent good read, btw: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...-needs-to-end/
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:00 PM
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https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...691374421.html

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... There are several informational tools in place to monitor work progress, including a website that is updated daily, work notices, a telephone line, a newsletter and SMS alerts.

The REM's Community Relations Office will also hold various activities this fall to proactively and regularly inform communities affected of upcoming work in their sectors, before it begins.

In terms of [using] public transit, downloading the Chrono application will provide users with all of the information they need to travel efficiently by train, bus or metro. ...
Could be a transformative project like Skytrain in YVR for land use intensity.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:14 PM
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Could be a transformative project like Skytrain in YVR for land use intensity.
First time they called the REM a metro in English. They've been using it in French since April.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2018, 5:33 PM
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Some REM construction updates

Édouard-Montpetit station - east station building is demolished, shoring and excavation about to get underway



CDPQ Infra

Pillars along the A10 to cross over the A10/A30 interchange



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https://web.archive.org/web/20181006...olonne-rem.jpg

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The route of the Metropolitan Express Network (REM) takes shape on the South Shore. Six columns were installed at the intersection of Highways 10 and 30. ...

The reconfiguration of Highway 10 in a westerly direction will soon begin construction of the future Quartier station.

A new ramp for buses will be built this fall near the Chevrier tunnel, in anticipation of its demolition in spring-summer 2019. ...

This fall, two pillars of the future structure will be built on avenue Malo and boul. Leduc, one after the other. As the pillars will obstruct roadways, a slight realignment of these roads is also needed. ...
https://www.lecourrierdusud.ca/erect...em-a-brossard/
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Renders for Technoparc Station

https://rem.info/en/news/future-station-technoparc



Like the wood it's a warm material. Renders don't show the lighting (other than daylighting); could this feel dark with the glazing at night?
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2018, 10:58 AM
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^render for the Technoparc station was released as well yesterday:


https://rem.info/fr/actualites/futur...ion-technoparc
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From twitter

via translate; In Saint-Eustache, the construction of a temporary garage for exo trains will convert the permanent maintenance center and make it compatible with EMU cars
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