Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

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  by TurningOfTheWheel
 
I believe the plan is to run shorter consists (4 to 6 cars, if I remember correctly) more frequently. Huge trains and current service patterns would likely remain off the electrified corridors.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Also note the UPX DMUs are designed for electric conversion if so desired.
  by chriskay
 
I have a strong suspicion that by the time electrification actually occurs, the cost/benefit analysis won't make sense due to the age of the trainsets, plus the added costs of operating non-standard GO equipment on this line.

If Pearson's "Union Station West" concept moves forward the UP station will be relocated, and renderings I've seen show more standard GO-type units operating here.

I'm quite sure I also read that the long-term plan is to standardize the type of equipment used on this branch. The original intent was for a premium, business-class type experience (complete with premium fares) that Metrolinx had to pivot away from very quickly.
  by scratchyX1
 
chriskay wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 8:48 am I have a strong suspicion that by the time electrification actually occurs, the cost/benefit analysis won't make sense due to the age of the trainsets, plus the added costs of operating non-standard GO equipment on this line.

If Pearson's "Union Station West" concept moves forward the UP station will be relocated, and renderings I've seen show more standard GO-type units operating here.

I'm quite sure I also read that the long-term plan is to standardize the type of equipment used on this branch. The original intent was for a premium, business-class type experience (complete with premium fares) that Metrolinx had to pivot away from very quickly.
Aren't they also Orphan equipment, as the vendor shut down north american operation?