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Everything posted by DavidBellerive

  1. They have been testing on some of the western-most part of the alignment. Not sure if it has progressed further though! Metrolinx posted this video in November 2020! As you can see, we are not talking full speed testing there. Eglinton Crosstown Vehicle Testing - EMSF to Keelesdale Station - YouTube
  2. As far as I am aware, Ottawa is the only one in the world fully grade separated. There are various networks that have them run on grade-separated for certain segments, but no-where near the scale of Ottawa with Stage 1 and Stage 2.
  3. So I've been noticing that some notice / progress events are hidden in the news feed on the Stage 2 website and are not always brought forward. Not sure if its something that can be discussed with the Stage 2 team to see if there is a better solution possible, but I have not been that impressed by the newsletters so far? EDIT: I might simply be having issue with my subscription to the newsletter, but I wish we got more regular updates similar to what was done for Stage 1. Or even some sort of "progress" chart / timeline. Also higher resolution photos. But thats just me being picky.
  4. Anyone had the chance to try it out so far? I'll mostly be waiting for the full implementation unless I only need a one-way trip as the lack of transfer can be annoying for a lot of users.
  5. Well gotta say this is really refreshing to see. First time I hear about the initiative but the rational seems to make a lot of sense.
  6. The latest proposal is the least terrible of the bunch. I still don’t think it should be built, but it’s their right to do so if they want to. I get that building extensions the way it was done in the past is not much an option nowadays, but at the same time the chateau-esque features should remain the key visual point and such a square box is… uninspiring. I do agree the views from the South / West side are more important than the North ones, but I think we are just shooting for “okay” more than “excellent” with the whole thing.
  7. Looking at current ridership (pre-Covid), any reason to expect it to 2x in usage over medium term? Something tells me platform lengthening is far from a priority, unless funding was available.
  8. I do think the new renderings look better overall, and really happy with the upgrades. Indoor green walls are amazing tranquility havens, wish it was a more common feature within developments.
  9. I’d be curious to know where, but my guess is they’ve all been overtook by LRT now, or by the time phase 2 is done…
  10. TRAMWAY AND SUBURBS: LABEAUME JUDGES THAT LEGAULT’S DEMANDS ARE “UNCLEAR” https://thetimeshub.in/tramway-and-suburbs-labeaume-judges-that-legaults-demands-are-unclear/4125/ Obviously, the tram file is not really advancing at the rate hoped for by the mayor, who is still so jealous of the metropolis. Last week, he was publicly sorry that the capital was being treated as “a village” in terms of public transport. Again this morning, he said to have “escaped part of his coffee” while reading in Press an article on a possible 3e phase of the Metropolitan Express Network (REM).
  11. I am more than pleased to "sponsor" this first livestream camera on the O-Train! Not only a first for RailFans, but also for Ottawa! For those curious about the setup and wondering if you can do the same from your place! Camera positioning: inside, behind a window (you can probably observe the slight color shift due to glass reflection. Inside a "black bag" to remove undesired reflections. Camera: Reolink RLC-520 or you can use any RTSP enabled camera. I am recording at 1440p. Software: OBS running on a older windows PC. Encoder settings are as follow: 6000kbps, Quic
  12. Yep, that's exactly what I meant, and yet managed to mess up! I recall seeing those notices once in a while for the elevator being replaced by ParaTranspo. It's really a bad system. I get they want the station to all be within the fare paid area, but the design could be better for this.
  13. I totally agree with you on all points, especially about how ineffective the strategy of cutting routes is not helping. Ridership will come if using public transit is convenient, which seems to be this city is more than willing not to do in favour of cars / taxes. Ottawa has one of the most expensive transit fare in Canada, and IMO among the worst levels of service in a major city. Interlining and frequency on most local routes is terrible, and needs to be drawn back from the ground up. You start from scratch. The TMP is being updated, we'll have a pretty good sense of origin desti
  14. Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Wellington being pedestrianized and on-street tramway, as long as it is properly integrated with the Confederation line. Even if it means digging an underground tunnel to access Lyon or something like that. If the long-term goal is really to loop back to Gatineau, the tunnel is just a barrier to actually doing anything. Of course, elected officials in Ottawa are gonna do anything they can to keep Wellington open to cars, even though it makes no sense as all this traffic can be easily diverted south towards the former transit
  15. In regards to Blair's old escalator, is there any concrete timeline for it to be replaced? If I recall funding was already approved, but not sure if anything beyond that was said.
  16. Tramway de Québec: Régis Labeaume revient à la charge https://www.journaldequebec.com/2021/01/26/tramway-de-quebec-regis-labeaume-revient-a-la-charge For those not fluent in french, Mayor of Quebec City is arguing that the provincial government is blocking actual progress for "political reasons" and needs to happen. No concrete development beyond that talks are "supposedly" still occurring between the city and the Ministry of Transports.
  17. This thread is to discuss the rolling stock to be used on the future Quebec City tramway network. As of November 2020, no specific equipment has been decided upon by the City of Quebec, though they have offered a "vision" of what they expect the stock to look like. The city refers to them as A, B and C (from left to right). Two concepts for the interior as been proposed: The characteristics desired by the city are the following: 100% Electric Propulsion Designed for a 3.3 person per square meter, with a capacity of 260 passengers. Built-in HVAC
  18. Version 1 of the archive - Up to the end of November 2020. Size: 701 MB Link: https://mega.nz/file/KohEFB7C#u66R2P2Vp6w95h1qz0L82MT-S00I4UXULMbLUANGTHo
  19. Hello everyone! This thread is mostly meant as a way to archive the studies produced for the 2018 version of the Réseau structurant. Note that all documents linked below are in french. Note that the first version of this archive is over 700MB and includes all documents available as of November 2020. Given its size, I will not be hosting this archive locally and will be using MEGA to increase bandwidth and availability. Feel free to download a copy for your personal archival needs. While the history of the Réseau structurant generally includes pre-2018 studies for the Rapid Bus Networ
  20. Massive building! Also worth noting the progress along the guideway. A few days back they posted about progressing with the track installation so we might be close to dynamic testing! Also interesting that the tracks leading to the depot are not electrified yet. Maybe some is left to install?
  21. It was indeed quite a "redefining" perspective on a metro versus the more traditional North American subway systems (Toronto and New York for example). While I wish Montreal would push forward to develop more lines, there is a pride in the system and the way it is maintained. There is always things we want to be done different (get rid of OPUS for example), but the system as a whole is a proven system which was tailor-made to the needs and realities of the city. The MPM-10 was problematic and delayed in the beginning, but it actually built on the strengths and weaknesses of the older rolling
  22. I honestly never understood why it was never named Dow's Lake instead of Carling for those exact reasons. Even the map shown in the station guides you towards teh lake! Hopefully it gains some traction as it would indeed be a worthy change. Also agree with Phil regarding the map. It is a visually useful representation of the network and puts the network in relation to the river. Of course it is not geographically perfect, but it puts stations in perspective to another, which IMO is a better way to design a subway map (think London Underground vs New York Subway).
  23. I honestly prefer the proposed name, which IMO is more meaningful than Dominion. Gives a better idea of the general vicinity, and recognizes the heritage of the area. Kìchì Sìbì is one of those stations it seems that does not get that much attention because it will not be as high volume as others, however it is going to be, IMO one important for people looking to go towards the SJAM for a stroll or bike ride, which makes the MUP connection very important. I look forward to taking my bike and go for a ride from there once it opens!
  24. I also would love to see that potentially second entrance. The layout of Rideau means you are not only back-tracking, but "going around" if you are on one side of the mall, which makes it "annoying" if, let's say, you want to do a quick stop in the mall. We see it with the elevator access next to EBX, it is always busy because it gets you right in the middle and then you can go eitherway. I understand why Rideau's entrances are placed that way, given, but I also see it as a missed opportunity to make it less crammed on the Rideau side of the concourse given its split nature...
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