Train station reno is ramping up!
The new accessibility ramp is starting to take shape at my station. The Aurora GO commuter train station (as all along the line) are or have been extending their platforms to accommodate the 12-car trains next year. They are currently 10-cars. Because of my gimpy knees, I use the ramp and raised platform to ride the accessibility coach (which is always the 5th car from the head end. Some stations, like Aurora's had to build new ramps/platforms further down the platform depending on which end of the platform was (or could be) extended. This blip shows the walls have been poured and the fill, ramp, and platform will go in next week. When it's all good, they'll tear down the old ramp. I'll blip the new one when it's done. You can just make out the train at upper left as it zooms north to Newmarket.
For train geeks, here are some more railroad blips:
The 110-year old Aurora Station.
The 110-year old Maple Station. Another blip of Maple Station.
Gord, our doorman and comic book enthusiast. Another blip of Gord in action.
Aurora's 1853 train bell.
My hat on the tracks.
Train timetable board.
York University Station stop.
A typical GO train.