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  • #46
    Your whole response to me was about something I wasn't even talking about... remember, this thread is about LRT in Toronto.
    A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Medwards View Post
      So would you agree, its best the tunnel through the central parts of this route? Surface LRT wouldn't cut it here?
      Im so confused.. They are tunneling through the central part of this ( The Eglinton route)... they always were..

      Please help me understand what you are asking.
      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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      • #48
        I dont get your objection to this project then...
        A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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        • #49
          This project.. (The Eglington LRT Line) Went from being a combination tunnel and surface route under Metrocity.. to being completely tunneled under Rob Fords vision which he has illegal forced onto Toronto.

          I object to needles tunneling in low density areas, large costly expansions of subway in lower density areas and doing all this at the expense of adequate transit to other neighborhoods that also need access to a higher frequencies system such as LRT or BRT.

          To add to this.. A committee made largely up of suburban councilors and Rob Ford Supporters have stopped any further study on all other routes other than Rob Fords Subway Vision.
          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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          • #50
            Thumbs up for Sheppard subway extension: Report
            Don Peat - Toronto Sun
            Mayor Rob Ford’s Sheppard subway is “doable,” according to a long-awaited report on the transit project.
            Gordon Chong, the chairman of Toronto Transit Infrastructure Ltd., told the Toronto Sun Wednesday his report shows funding of an extension of the Sheppard line is feasible and predicts it could be built for $3.7 billion — $1 billion less than originally budgeted.
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            http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/01...tension-report

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            • #51
              ^ lol Doable as long as the project comes in 20-30% under budget and they do a P3...

              Just because something is doable doesn't mean it should be done! The density of the area doesn't warrant a heavy rail system of this capacity.

              Fords plan will be killed just like his budget.
              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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              • #52
                Wow. Over 5 years since this thread has been updated.

                Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown project is now well underway. While technically light rail, most of the line will run underground and there are grade separations at remaining major intersections. Would have been better if completely grade separated but oh well.

                http://www.thecrosstown.ca/the-project

                The Line 1 extension to Vaughn which will tie York University into the main subway network for the first time will open later this month. This extension is pretty much guaranteed to be a success:

                http://www.ttc.ca/Spadina/About_the_...t/Overview.jsp

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                • #53
                  Extension of the Toronto subway system is long overdue. Their roads are gridlocked.
                  https://youtu.be/OJqgj6JfS3w
                  https://youtu.be/heT4R4bXYfc
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M8Z...&feature=share
                  “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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                  • #54
                    Fly through of Crosstown.
                    https://youtu.be/8LgFsbFB4jU
                    “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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                    • #55
                      The line will likely be extended to Pearson airport once the Pearson transit hub is built.
                      Did my dog just fall into a pothole???

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