Comment 106064

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted November 08, 2014 at 16:13:53 in reply to Comment 106063

You mean run the LRT on the GO tracks? They're underground, incompatible with GO LRT trains, and a bit out of the way.

If that's only being used for GO (and I'm not sure it is) you'd have to rip out the GO tracks and completely convert the Hunter Street station into HSR-only (GO would switch over completely to the james north station). And then you have to make below-ground subway-like-stations instead of simple train platforms, which have accessibility issues. Expensive. If any non-GO trains use those tracks, you're SOL and this plan is impossible, because those tracks would have to be ripped-up and converted into LRT tracks.

The problem then is that you have an LRT line that doesn't connect into downtown - it's a bit out of the way. That's another reason why I like the pure main-street approach - it's close both to the Hunter Street terminal and the Macnab terminal.

On the other hand, the GO tracks are closer to the dense parts of Locke and Queen, so a Locke-street and Queen-street platforms would actually be well-located.

I can't even begin to figure how you'd get the train out of the chasm, past Dundurn, and up to Main and Macklin.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-11-08 16:15:05

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