Myrtone wrote:Yes, but the TC lines have a wider minimum curve radius and a lesser ruling gradient than the legacy system. Many big European unidirectional networks (most using pantographs, some with 750v) don't have as many problems as Toronto, they have plenty of intermediate turnbacks, or use triangular junctions for shortworking. They either have small bidirectional fleets, or couple unidirectional trams back-to-back when a line is templorarily truncated.Because sometimes you have the system you have, and I don't run the TTC... I did point out the capacity advantage of unidirectional but bidirectional would have made uprating the capacity of the Union Station streetcar terminal a bit less invasive and costly than it's going to be.
If the loop system is such a pain, why are you still buying unidirectional rolling stock rather than switching to bidirectional running?
I do think we should have regauged the 512 St Clair line to 1435mm when it was rebuilt and joined it to the uptown network, but unfortunately the Eglinton project and the yard to go with it wasn't ready to roll.