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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(03-13-2018, 07:04 PM)trainspotter139 Wrote:
(03-13-2018, 06:03 PM)Canard Wrote: Canada Day Weekend?!

More like June 20.

Also known as "late spring".

Found the link:
https://ats.region.waterloo.on.ca/region...=2018-1246

This of course assumes that these positions are related to Ion and not just regular filling of vacancies for staff turn-over or season call volume.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Finally caught a few shots!!

[Image: 26921200688_2bfd903a37_b.jpg]ION Testing 2 by Matt, on Flickr


[Image: 40081352334_8ae772f75e_b.jpg]ION Testing 7 by Matt, on Flickr
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Awesome, Matt! Glad you got to see it. Smile

Here's some raw footage (unedited) from my GoPro while cycling alongside, today. Listen for that horn! Didn't know it had that loud of a voice! Wink

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1/1 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

   
Heading North toward the crossover at Green.

   
Crews painted the interface surfaces of the rails with white paint, before running the LRV over them.

   
They then took lots of detailed measurements and photos of each wear mark.

   

   
Heading North through the crossover.
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More video:



I had someone comment on one of my videos about how "loud" the trains are. They're really not.
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From the Facebook group.
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Probably not the kind of information you want to share publicly. Not very nice for the person who offered it up.
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Unless he was specifically told it in confidence, I don't see a problem with it. If you tell me something and don't tell me to keep it to myself, I can't reasonably be expected to know it's a secret.
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Unless you're under NDA, there are no legal ramifications for sharing that sort of thing. Not your problem if someone who is under NDA shares and doesn't preface by saying "you didn't hear this, but..."
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Ethical issues aside, September is a much more realistic start date.
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(03-14-2018, 01:11 PM)jamincan Wrote: Unless he was specifically told it in confidence, I don't see a problem with it. If you tell me something and don't tell me to keep it to myself, I can't reasonably be expected to know it's a secret.

Whenever chatting with GrandLinq staff (or their partners), I always assure them that whatever I've heard will not be posted publicly unless they specifically tell me that it's okay to do so.  Just because they may forget to tell me that an item should be kept in confidence, doesn't mean that it shouldn't be kept in confidence.

We're all human, and I'd hate to think that someone would face disciplinary action just because they accidentally dropped their guard around me after seeing me chasing their trains with a grin on my face on umpteen previous occasions.
...K
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(03-14-2018, 02:53 PM)JoeKW Wrote: Ethical issues aside, September is a much more realistic start date.

Late June is still possible. Bombardier would have to negotiate with CN for more local switcher time though, which they would have to do anyways once the Metrolinx and Edmonton Freedoms and TTC Flexity Outlooks start rolling off the line.
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Posts from twitter and Facebook have been removed - let’s keep this little tidbit of information here for now, shall we?

So well said KevinT.
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Just heard an ion commercial on 570 News for the first time!!!
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(03-14-2018, 03:39 PM)trainspotter139 Wrote:
(03-14-2018, 02:53 PM)JoeKW Wrote: Ethical issues aside, September is a much more realistic start date.

Late June is still possible. Bombardier would have to negotiate with CN for more local switcher time though, which they would have to do anyways once the Metrolinx and Edmonton Freedoms and TTC Flexity Outlooks start rolling off the line.

If they have more of the specialized flat cars the timeline could be sped up. Imagine 3 special flat cars (and 4 regular ones as spacers) taking a one-week round trip. The remaining ones could all be delivered over the course of a month. I have no idea if this is planned, but with the number of vehicles to be delivered for Metrolinx I suspect they will want more than one delivery car.
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