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  1. Nobody mentionned the fact that they got rid of the crossover switch north of Corso Italia station. Is that an error ?
  2. There is such a system in Nancy (France). It's a mix between a rubber Tram and a Rail guided Trolleybus. I Invite you to check it out. There was a similar system in Caen (France again) but was discontinued in 2017 to be replaced by a regular tram/streetcar system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caen_Guided_Light_Transit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Guided_Light_Transit Caen: Nancy: There's also another exemple of rubber tired Trams developped by Translohr a sub company of Alstom (French technology AGAIN) *you really wonder after a while why the french lo
  3. Excellent job. Watching the Interview a question popped into my head, when do they plan to install advertisement and posters inside the station ? Is that planned or do they plan on keeping the network "advert free"
  4. Jim Watson : How far is the city of Ottawa in the negotiations for Stage 3 with the Provincial and Federal governments ? Troy Charter: One of the LRT"s promises was to "get bus and cars of the road", did we notice any significant or marginal decrease in road traffic after de LRT opening. Micheal Morgan: Today the Confederation line runs, operates and has equivalent capacity and frequency to a normal metro/subway line. Why not have went for a more classic "High-Floor" design ? and does the city regret this choice especially with the current reliability problems ?
  5. These are anti-derailment rails. They are made to keep the wheels in the tracks in case one slips-off of the mains tracks. You usually find them at stations, bridges and sharp turns ?
  6. What's even weirder is that, this part of the Line was the first to be used during train testing (back in 2015) and is defacto the oldest part of the line. West sections should be theoretically more prone to have system errors ... Intriguing.
  7. You're mistaking Mooney's Bay with Moodie !!! Moodie is in the far west just before the Green Belt. It'll be served by the Confederation Line after stage 2. Mooney's bay is the station just before Carleton going northbound from South Keys.
  8. I use Scribble Map ? https://www.scribblemaps.com/ The Link to the map : https://www.scribblemaps.com/create/#/id=cz2MB7S24l&lat=45.38494835&lng=-75.64842224&z=12&t=osm_mapnik
  9. We should not mistake current ridership and area density. People don't use transit down Bank Street because it's simply too long and unreliable to make it convenient for anybody going downtown to the South End. As of today it's faster from Billing Bridge, to take the South East transitway and transfer on Line 1 to reach the CBD. However a fast and reliable transit system like a subway would make things much easier. Furthermore Bank Street has already the density (ppl/km2) required to have a Subway line running down it's path. Ridership down this corridor would explode almost certainly, i
  10. I don't think that would be a good idea since this would make the Trillium Line pretty much useless going north passed Greenboro, since the ''Central Line'' has a direct connection to downtown. Only Carleton Students would use the line. Well my friend we have the exact same idea (concerning the Montreal corridor), indeed I was also planning on making that line run down Montreal Road, but I tried to keep cost in mind (the line would be 100% underground = $$$$$). Also as I said connecting the line with the Trillium line would make the later obsolete, since our ''Central Line'' would b
  11. It seems that their's is much less delays since a week or two. New software ?
  12. On my free time I decided to try to make my own ''Stage 3'' wich means trying to make Suburban transit more efficient while trying to avoid all the problems listed in my topic introduction post. I came up with the following plan: The creation of 3 suburban commuter rail lines, and one short high density line running from Parliament to Billings Bridge. The commuter rail lines would be created by bying the existing CN lines running through the city. Signals would be upgraded and the central trunk between Bells Corners and Via Rail Station would be double tracked to allow consistent freq
  13. As some of you already know from Skyscraperpage forum, I'm a strong opposer to Stage 3. Not only it doesn't make sense for me to expand the Confederation line passed the Greenbelt but such an expansion will, for me, raise a lot of issues rather are they technical, operational or demographic. First Point : Demographic Issues Expanding the Confederation line passed the Greenbelt means expanding the network into very low density suburbs. This means very high demand on rush hours and very low demand on the rest of the day. This configuration is not what the Confederation Line is designed for
  14. It's clear by now that the city made a big mistake opting for what is essentially low-floor modified trams. I don't know what went through their heads but I suspect that: A) They wanted to save money buying lighter trains and making platforms lighter (less concrete). B) Or they were expecting the line to be essentially at grade (like a tram) in some portions of the line (suburbs maybe?). Including the door layout issue you mentioned, It also forced the city to buy the Citadis Spirit and to operate it exactly like a heavy rail line (witch is not what it's built for). Citadis Spi
  15. The grinding is perfectly normal on very tight curves. It's a common thing with rail networks using steel weels (not like Montreal for instance). If you ever take the Metro in Paris you'll hear a lot of grinding between the weels and the tracks because it's one of the most sinuous Subway systems in the world with othen very tight curves. Same goes for New York or Chicago. Train has always slowed down on the way to uOttawa nothing new here. I'm a student at uOttawa so I'm pretty sure of what I'm saying. Same thing goes for the West Portal instance where the train slows down, before acceler
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