VIDEO: the TTC teaches you more than you really need to know about subway signalling
For most commuters, the fact that the TTC’s subway trains don’t collide with one another is good enough—no additional explanations are required. Recently, though, the TTC has been shutting down portions of the Yonge-University-Spadina line on weekends so workers can upgrade the signalling systems responsible for the daily no-deaths-or-maimings miracle, leading to some curiosity about the system’s workings. The video above, released yesterday on the TTC’s YouTube channel, goes into quite a bit of detail about how signals prevent trains from crashing into one another, why the signalling systems need to be upgraded and why it’s necessary to shut down subway tunnels to perform those upgrades. Yes, it’s propaganda, but snappy animations and an informative voiceover make it edutainment of the highest order. Enjoy.
2 thoughts on “VIDEO: the TTC teaches you more than you really need to know about subway signalling”
Sounds like whining Kupferman…if the TTC had put out something with limited info you would have been the first to whine that there was not enough details, they must be hiding something, and that the TTC was disrespecting its riders. Why couldn’t you have just said “here is a a nice little video on…” and left out the drama and diatribe of your opinion.
Try getting over yourself and your image of the importance of your opinion and just put out the facts. Geez what a drama queen!
I miss those days when buses came every 5 min, were clean, not crowded, and people smiled.Remember? Last time I took the 191 Xpress was 6 months back and I love it when drivers beep passing and some beg for me to remain upfront and shoot the breeze, all facts and video … they got it rough these days. No I do not work there. the times are a changing and so will we. Take a ride one day and note the chaos at Kipling versus order and calm at Eastern stops and stations. Day and night.
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