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Anonymous's avatar
Jul 15, 2020 - 17:17

I am all in favour of electrification of this line. But I have seen no mention of double tracking between Acton and Kitchener. Not clear to me how a true daily/ hourly/more frequent? rail system can exist without double tracking all the way. I suppose a modern signalling system could cope but for the long term with up and down trains passing only at stations and I realize that that is an expensive proposition, rebuilding road beds and bridges but it seems necessary.

Anonymous's avatar
Jul 21, 2020 - 08:33

Is the line going to be double tracked?
What will be done for noise in residential areas? For overhead contact systems - can evergreen trees be planted before so they can grow before the project is started.

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 26, 2019 - 14:23

This study is a very welcome sign that Metrolinx and the Province are moving forward with the all-day/two-way GO service between Kitchener and Union Station in Toronto. While I understand this project is primarily about the electrification of the Guelph subdivision on the Kitchener line and the impact on existing infrastructure, concurrent consideration must also be given to new bridges and/or rail overpasses. The Lancaster St. rail crossing in Kitchener is perhaps the most obvious example, but not the only one, for a grade separation structure. This is the time to get it done right the first time and not have to revisit the project at later date.

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2019 - 07:49

The section between Georgetown and Bramalea seems to be the elephant in the room regarding Kitchener line expansion. What is Metrolinx doing to ensure capacity there for the planned amount of service? Two-way service every 20 minutes, as proposed in the recent BCA, is impossible on the current infrastructure.