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  1. amaist

    Ouvrages d'art - Antenne Rive-Sud

    Shinkasen at-grade crossings are extremely rare. Where they exist the trains go slow near the station. On the main line where the trains travel at high speed there are never any crossings. Same for the TGV system in France. There are level crossings but only on the "Classique" lines in urban areas approaching the stations. Nobody will trust even the law abiding Japanese to cross a track with trains travelling 250 km/h. It's not even about respecting the law. Humans make mistakes even when they have the best of intentions. I would also like you find the mythical at-grade crossing of the Shinkasen line where they go every 3 minutes. I am not saying it doesn't exist. But I bet the road crossing the rails sees extremely little traffic.
  2. amaist

    Nouveau Pont Champlain

    Looks like traffic apocalypse might be averted. Originally they proposed to just shut down access from 15 North to Bonaventure and Ile-des-Soeurs for two months. It was impossible to keep the original ramps because they were raising the whole roadway there by almost 4 meters. The most interesting slide from the presentation for me:
  3. amaist

    Nouveau Pont Champlain

    Looking and the construction web cam I calculated the number of days it took to install the last 2 sections over the Seaway. I counted from lifting into final position until lifting into final position of the next section. Yes, that's not the final step for each section. Attaching to the previous section and stringing the cables take at least another week or more but the steps are all the same so if I pick the same stage it works out. Section 7 lifted on August 24 Section 8 lifted on September 9 (16 days) Section 9 lifted on September 27 (18 days) This is faster than three weeks per section but not fast enough to install the 6 remaining sections. What SSL is doing to catch up is to attach 2 or 3 sections on the South Shore side while being supported by massive jacks and scaffolding. They already started preparing for that. I don't know if they would string the cables to those sections before completing the span. How fast they can do that I have no idea. But it should make it necessary to install only 3 or 4 more sections from the North side. 18 days per section is 54 to 72 days. So from now it's late November to early December. 3 sections at 16 days is even better at 48 days. The amount of work necessary after connecting the span and stringing up the cables is not that great. The sections already have the concrete deck preinstalled on them. Almost ready for paving.
  4. amaist

    Station Panama - Discussion

    They park at Panama because there is a direct bus 45 Downtown -> Panama at almost any time. Most people do have a typical 9 to 5 schedule but there is always a chance that someone would need to go back early or late. And bus 45 is very frequent even outside rush hour so one is not stuck with the sparse schedule of the other RTL buses. Waiting 30 minutes or sometimes up to an hour for a bus at Panama station is not that appealing. And throwing money at taxi or Uber is ok in an emergency but doing it often is too expensive for most people. It's just more convenient and flexible to park at Panama. But I agree that the complaint about the 10 minute walk is pointless. As others said, there is still parking available even at 8:00 am and it's just in a different place. Parking after a winter storm will get interesting, though. The supply of spots everywhere will go down, for sure. But one can always get the direct bus as you pointed out
  5. amaist

    Viaduc Berri: réaménagement

    Because when we have a marathon, a bike race or any other even that closes the streets this viaduct allows access to the Plateau from the south during the event. The event goes on either Sherbrooke or Berri, vehicle traffic goes on the other one and everyone is happy. It's also pleasant to go north/south without having to stop to cross Sherbrooke. Especially on a bicycle. The bike path does need an upgrade and it seems the current project does something about it. I will judge the result when it's done.