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Ben Wedge
Sustainable transportation evangelist, wannabe outdoorsman, member of the . Studying at . Former chair at . EN/FR/DE
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Ben Wedge 5h
Replying to @AlexanderQuon
Glad you’re seeing some progress! Hopefully it’ll go away with time
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Ben Wedge 6h
Replying to @AlexanderQuon
Have you met with a sports physio? I wrecked my miniscus a few years back, recovery was tough but I’ve been pain free & doing lots of sports ever since.
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Ben Wedge 6h
Replying to @yyzMYA @mammm43
Swiss & German S-Bahn trains have nice little tables - you can set your coffee / food, or also balance a small laptop if you’re at the window seat
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Ben Wedge 11h
Replying to @taggart_colin
It’s objectively true that the electrics accelerate faster than these new diesels, which is important on commuter rail due to closely-spaced stations. The potential exists to shave several minutes off the trip without fixing issues related to speed limits.
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Ben Wedge 12h
Replying to @taggart_colin
Define ample? GO themselves say they need electric trains to go faster & attract new riders. The diesels accelerate like turtles, are loud, and produce lots of emissions (even tier 4)
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Ben Wedge 15h
Replying to @leesacharlotte
Long announcements can be fine (and fun). But “please stand back from the platform edge, an express train is passing through” need not be a minute-long cryptic announcement about standing on the yellow line.
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Ben Wedge 15h
Replying to @benwedge
Of course, the real problem with GO is the lethargic, belching diesels trying to pull a dozen coaches. RER & electrification can’t come soon enough. 50 km/h average speed is pretty bad.
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Ben Wedge 15h
Replying to @benwedge
The main issue is the tracks. Even though GO owns this section of track it was clearly built for freight trains. We rocked and rattled the whole way. New York City Run By The Swiss forgot to hire the Swiss rail builders.
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Ben Wedge 15h
Replying to @benwedge
A few things could have been better - more Presto towers, plugs & tables on the train (I was on an older coach so maybe this has been done), and announcements were too long.
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Ben Wedge 15h
Took my first trip on this weekend. It was enjoyable, the seats were comfortable, the train was on time, and the fare was reasonable.
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Ben Wedge Aug 18
Last month I saw a large family of Americans from the south looking to catch a streetcar. They looked upset that they *just* missed it. I’ll never forget the look of shock & joy when I pointed at the next car, a block up. It’s true. Frequency = freedom
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Ben Wedge Aug 18
Ah, so they simply look like they were built in the 60s. I’ll take a closer peek next time I’m on the subway.
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Ben Wedge Aug 18
*far (and I would argue the guidance itself is too narrow)
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Ben Wedge Aug 18
I’m not sure if that’s true but either way it’s for narrower than the guidance requires for a shared path at that volume
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Ben Wedge Aug 18
Is it running to St Pat’s now? It looks like the new signals are covered with bags at St George. Or the new signals look like ancient hardware.
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Lennart Nout Aug 14
The Dutch version of SUV park & ride. Child seats as far as the eye can see.
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Ben Wedge Aug 17
Actually, 50% of men voted conservative. You’ve misread your chart.
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Ben Wedge Aug 14
Replying to @RWJBoon
I’m sorry for your loss. Yesterday a man boarded my streetcar carrying his coffee in a porcelain mug. He was wearing a navy suit and white shirt. I am sceptical his mug offsets the shirts disposed of when drivers cut the streetcar off.
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Ben Wedge Aug 14
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Ben Wedge Aug 14
Replying to @OrcaTheGreat @t_tomlin
You might be interested in paragraphs 4-7
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