Category Archives: Canada: LRT/Streetcars

Toronto previews the next generation of Red Rockets.

The Toronto Transit Commission unveiled the next generation of streetcars for the Canadian metropolis with a media event at TTC’s Hillcrest Complex on Thursday, Nov. 15. Toronto Star reporter Tess Kalinowski offered this comprehensive report including photos and video. One … Continue reading

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Breaking: Toronto council backs LRT over Ford’s subway plan

I’ll let the Globe and Mail tell this breaking story, with more to follow: http://t.co/FBQQ3M62 I’ll just get back to riding SEPTA trackless trolleys for the moment. Cheers.

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“Tourist trams win one year reprieve,” via Blackpool Gazette.

Was glad to see this: “Tourist trams win one year reprieve – Business – Blackpool Gazette. As the Gazette reports, Blackpool Transport had told Lancastrian Transport Trust to move 13 vintage trams out of Rigby Road depot by the end … Continue reading

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Toronto streetcars in Blackpool?

Readers will please observe the question mark at the end of the post title. But this is not merely my imagination at work, I promise. I was browsing BBC Lancashire’s page tonight when, as happens from time to time, I … Continue reading

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Toronto unveils the next generation of Red Rockets.

This is kind of a big deal. The Toronto Transit Commission on Friday unveiled renderings of the city’s new 204-car fleet of Bombardier FLEXITY low-floor streetcars, set to enter service in 2013. Those interested in the new cars will find … Continue reading

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Streetcars: The original culprits behind urban sprawl?

Were streetcars the original culprits behind urban sprawl ?  Now there you have a question guaranteed to provoke heated debate, especially among knee-jerk reactionaries. And so it proved with a fascinating recent post on a Toronto-area blog. Writing on blogTO.com, Agatha Barc innocently opened Pandora’s Box with her Sept. 5 post, … Continue reading

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Ontario OKs environmental assessment for Ottawa LRT tunnel

I’m a few days behind on the news, but note that the Province of Ontario has given its blessing to an environmental assessment of a proposed 12-kilometre light-rail transit line for Ottawa, according to the above story by reporter Robert Sibley of The … Continue reading

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