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May 15, 2016

Rail Bypass

Filed under: LRT/Commuter rail/Rail Relocation — Admin @ 11:29 am

A bypass around all cities sounds like a good and logical start regarding rail safety. Just go around! The folks at Lac Mégantic would certainly understand the importance of this.

http://www.cbc.ca/…/lac-megantic-rail-bypass-study-results-…

Lac-Mégantic bypass? Study proposes almost 12 km of new track to skirt town
A preliminary feasibility study by the town of Lac-Mégantic, Que., is calling for the construction of 11.6 kilometres of new track to skirt the town’s centre,…
cbc.ca

January 5, 2016

Halifax looking at Commuter rail, why not Winnipeg?

Filed under: LRT/Commuter rail/Rail Relocation — Admin @ 10:49 pm

Halifax Commuter Rail Feasibility Study, why isn’t Winnipeg looking at this possibility as well?

https://www.halifax.ca/…/documents/CommuterRailPresentation…

Rail Relocation

Filed under: LRT/Commuter rail/Rail Relocation — Admin @ 10:46 pm

Maybe save a few lines, throw in a commuter train? It would look a lot more progressive then the current standard of BRT.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/…/Embracing-the-idea-of-re…

It’s time to embrace the idea of relocating Winnipeg’s rail lines: proponents
Relocating Winnipeg’s rail lines out of the city would be a massive undertaking, but several expensive projects to go over, under and around existing lines —…
winnipegfreepress.com

September 2, 2015

Rail Relocation

Filed under: LRT/Commuter rail/Rail Relocation — Admin @ 8:36 pm

Did you know?

“If provincial or municipal authorities cannot reach an agreement with a railway company on the relocation of railway lines, subsection 3(1) of the Railway Relocation and Crossing Act (RRCA) permits an application to the Agency for an order to carry out an accepted plan.”

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/line-construction-and-relocation

August 28, 2015

Why LRT?

Filed under: LRT/Commuter rail/Rail Relocation — Admin @ 5:42 pm

Did you know?

Edmonton became the first city in North America with a metropolitan population of less than one million to build a modern light rail system. The population was just over 445,000 when the route first started construction in 1974.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton_Light_Rail_Transit

Interesting read

“Efficient use of existing rail lines. Rail transit services can share rights-of-way with existing rail lines. In the case of commuter rail (and even light rail in limited situations) rail transit services can make use of existing tracks”

http://www.cutaactu.ca/en/public-transit/publicationsandresearch/resources/IssuePaperNo.19_RailTransitinCanada.pdf

Another interesting read

“The best argument for rail is that it has the ability to provide massive rush-hour passenger-carrying capacity without destroying the city through which it runs.”

http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2011/05/25/the-silly-argument-over-brt-and-rail/

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