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increased safety, capacity for reverse commuting, and more VIA trains coming by 2013 with Federal support for CTC track signalling and improvements

By shost at 7:40 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012

It would appear, according to this slide from the VIA Board of Directors, dated June 14 2011 a major investment in track capacity and track improvements is coming. The major investment will be CTC signalling, plus high speed, automated switches, improved sidings, and road crossing protection (such as bells, gates, and warning devices)

This would , in the least provide

And all of this was planned in the EA for GO Transit expansion, but the news is it appears to be funded. Announcements or confirmation of this is forthcoming, stay tuned.

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Comment by Sean

January 23, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

Comment from Steve Munroe: Sean says:
January 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm
Something interesting is going on here in Guelph-Kitchener: check it out on gokw.org

Steve: And beside all that talk of Via investments, I note that the Globe today had a less than favourable outlook for Via’s future thanks to federal cutbacks. Slowly, I think, we will see the passenger rail network in southern Ontario become more and more a GO operation.

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Comment by shost

January 23, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

I can’t disagree with that one, Ontario is certainly friendly to inter-city transit, and no reason we can’t have a little competition now and then.

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