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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(03-22-2018, 03:55 PM)Bob_McBob Wrote: Looks like the region is finally acknowledging the spring estimate is no longer realistic. Official announcement on April 18.

http://www.570news.com/2018/03/22/region...an-relied/

Not really surprised. I was hoping for this to be done before winter 2018/2019.

We'll find out, hopefully, April 18th for a firm date...
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(03-22-2018, 04:13 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 03:55 PM)Bob_McBob Wrote: Looks like the region is finally acknowledging the spring estimate is no longer realistic. Official announcement on April 18.

http://www.570news.com/2018/03/22/region...an-relied/

Not really surprised. I was hoping for this to be done before winter 2018/2019.

We'll find out, hopefully, April 18th for a firm date...

It would take a major unforeseen issue to push this to 2019.  

Something like Sept 1st 2018 is a good bet.  

Should we start a pot?  Tongue
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(03-22-2018, 04:28 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 04:13 PM)jeffster Wrote: Not really surprised. I was hoping for this to be done before winter 2018/2019.

We'll find out, hopefully, April 18th for a firm date...

It would take a major unforeseen issue to push this to 2019.  

Something like Sept 1st 2018 is a good bet.  

Should we start a pot?  Tongue

Not a bad idea....though the winner is paid out by Bombardier, Grandlinq, ROW and Ion -- perhaps a free (family!) pass for a year...
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I've been thinking the day after Labour Day for some time now.
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My guess is no testing happened today.  I biked from Borden all the way to Conestoga along the line, and the only thing I saw was about 10 construction crews littered around the line working on various aspects.

...and at least two vehicles parked on the tracks:





(is the twitter plugin broken?)
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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Has the Twitter plugin ever worked since the upgrade? All previously existing links were mangled, and all new links are broken in a slightly different way.
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(03-22-2018, 04:55 PM)Canard Wrote: My guess is no testing happened today.  I biked from Borden all the way to Conestoga along the line, and the only thing I saw was about 10 construction crews littered around the line working on various aspects.

...and at least two vehicles parked on the tracks:





(is the twitter plugin broken?)

504 was out today early this afternoon.   I think out in the yard or near the yard only?  Heard someone say that a mandatory meeting at 2:30pm for all Keolis employees was to happen.  Maybe that's why no major testing?
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(03-22-2018, 04:49 PM)Bob_McBob Wrote: I've been thinking the day after Labour Day for some time now.

Especially based on what I'm hearing about the bus change launch date, I'm with you here.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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(03-22-2018, 06:00 PM)Square Wrote: 504 was out today early this afternoon.   I think out in the yard or near the yard only?  Heard someone say that a mandatory meeting at 2:30pm for all Keolis employees was to happen.  Maybe that's why no major testing?

I hate to ask Big Grin But is there any way you could post to the forum when you hear on the radio that an LRV is out and about?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(03-16-2018, 06:37 AM)Canard Wrote: Hi MacBerry,

I design precision high-speed automation. I understand fully that things don’t always work or go as planned. Smile No one is saying that things shouldn’t be fixed.

My issue is that heavy construction wrapped up a year ago. Track measurements resulting in the discovery of fatal flaws requiring concrete to be jackhammered should have been taken a year ago, not months before service start. It is now a critical path item which will undoubtedly result in delays.

Had it been resolved last spring/summer, there would be no impact to service start. Now they are holding up testing.
 Thanks for the information ... cheers
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(03-22-2018, 09:46 PM)Canard Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 06:00 PM)Square Wrote: 504 was out today early this afternoon.   I think out in the yard or near the yard only?  Heard someone say that a mandatory meeting at 2:30pm for all Keolis employees was to happen.  Maybe that's why no major testing?

I hate to ask Big Grin  But is there any way you could post to the forum when you hear on the radio that an LRV is out and about?

My hours are all over the place, but no worries, I'll post what details I hear, when I hear them, lol
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All I'm hearing right now is 504 and switches at the yard.
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Thanks! I was by about 1 hour ago and just saw an LRV slink back into the main building. Then a guy came over and shut the gates, so I guess they’re done for the day.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(03-23-2018, 02:26 PM)Canard Wrote: Thanks! I was by about 1 hour ago and just saw an LRV slink back into the main building. Then a guy came over and shut the gates, so I guess they’re done for the day.

Ya, I heard them say have a great weekend, so that's it till Monday!, hoping that live feed will be ready!
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Another delivery! Glad the Region has finally released the hold, and will allow Bombardier to shine.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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