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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(05-08-2017, 10:20 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: So looking at the anchor walls, the Station Name is easily visible from most of the roadways/sidewalks nearby (in most cases), but not at ones where they are immediately against the roadway [ie. Allen ... you can't see the station name until you are beside it].  The picture from the tracks approaching Fairway made me think of this fact... Are the anchor walls made to identify the station for the surrounding areas, or for those on the LRT?  And if its the latter, will they depend on interior signage on the train, or are there additional track level wayfinding signs on the lamp posts?

Coke

Trains will have interior signage and audio announcements. There may be smaller signs at platform level, as well.
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(05-08-2017, 12:26 PM)Canard Wrote: If you're on the train, the automated announcements and LED sign boards will let you know which stop is next. Here's how they look in Toronto on their FLEXITY Outlook LRV's:

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Hmmm.  I saw this in the Toronto Star:

   
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Rude!
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Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.  Wink
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I LOL'd. Sorry Canard. Wink

Coke
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It's okay. If the one thing we have to gripe about the system is our [beautiful, world-class, enviable] trains are a couple of months late, that's okay!

Most transport projects are years late and encounter all sorts of horrific problems, budget overruns, worker fatalities, all those sorts of things. People here just need something to bitch about. Wink
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Speaking of, wasn't the official opening of ION supposed to have been this month or the previous month (per original schedule)? Might be interesting to track the schedule to see how far it has been pushed back, and (fingers crossed against this but) how much farther it gets pushed.
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No no, it was always Fall of 2017.

Top surface concrete pour happening right now at Laurier - Waterloo Park!!
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(05-09-2017, 05:50 PM)Canard Wrote: No no, it was always Fall of 2017.

Top surface concrete pour happening right now at Laurier - Waterloo Park!!

I bicycled by on my way home. It looked like they were brooming something onto the already-poured layer of concrete prior to pouring the new layer. Some sort of glue, perhaps? Platform edges in place and looking good.

Also Waterloo Town Square parking lot is coming along. They are booting the freight track from King St. all the way over to the crossing in the parking lot. Will that be the multi-use trail? If so that’s creative, although I can’t help but feel that this is the location where they should have used flangeway filler strips — bicycles travelling parallel to the tracks will have to be extremely careful, just as they need between King and Regina.

On a related note, it seems that a derailer is to be installed on the spur line just south/east of William/Willow. The track up to that point has had continuity wires installed, and there is a section insulator and two long ties at that location ready to accept the derailer installation. I’m expecting this will be integrated with the signal system and other switches, including the gauntlet track switches, to de-activate the derailer exactly when the system is in freight mode.
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