Topic: ion lrt

No LRT service until at least December in Waterloo region

Regional staff say the LRT won't be up and running until December at the earliest. Bombardier is expected to deliver the final vehicle in June.

Charging ports, wifi on ION buses connecting Kitchener and Cambridge

Instead of the LRT, Cambridge will be getting nine buses to connect to Kitchener. The buses have free wifi and charging ports.

'Everything was positive,' ION light rail car completes first testing

ION completed the first on-track LRT testing Tuesday, which went well according to Coun. Tom Galloway.

More meetings set over potential Cambridge LRT stage 2 route

Two more dates have been set for another round of public consultations over the proposed LRT route from Kitchener to Cambridge.

Region plans to test LRT but won't say when

The region gave a small update on the progress of LRT vehicle delivery and testing. However, though the region plans to test the second LRT vehicle within the next two weeks, they said they will not be releasing details on what day specifically.

Overnight work and LRT testing may slow down K-W commute

Drivers and cyclists may experience traffic delays in parts of Kitchener-Waterloo as Grandlinq gets ready to test LRT vehicles in Waterloo and construction crews start overnight work in Kitchener.

3 LRT vehicles to be delivered to Waterloo region before Thanksgiving

Bombardier is set to deliver three more Ion LRT vehicles to the region next month. Most of the vehicles should be assembled by the end of the year, the company says.

Second LRT vehicle coming 'soon' but not by mid-month as thought

The second Ion LRT vehicle will be coming soon, but will not meet the early September timeline the region announced in June.

Cambridge city council opposes proposed LRT route through part of city

Cambridge residents opposed to a proposed light rail transit route through the city from Kitchener received some support from city council this week.

Second LRT vehicle delivery delayed to late August at earliest

The second Ion LRT vehicle has been delayed to the end of August or early September, instead of planned delivery by the end of June. That's so more work can be done to make the vehicle functional, according to the region's transportation commissioner.

LRT construction closes King Street in Waterloo for 3 weeks

Uptown Waterloo will be experiencing some traffic headaches again starting next week. The region announced LRT construction will see three different sections of King Street shut down over a three week period.

Grandlinq seeks overnight construction noise exemption from Kitchener

Grandlinq, the company responsible for the design and build of the Region of Waterloo's ION LRT, has asked for a noise exemption so it can work overnight in Kitchener to complete work on schedule.

ION LRT is more accessible than buses, boasts Bombardier

The Region of Waterloo's new ION light rail vehicles will be more accessible and offer a smoother ride than the region's current network of buses, said Bombardier as the first vehicle was unveiled to the media.

Local businesses prepare for legal action over LRT construction

Several local businesses filed notices reserving their right to take legal action against the region for business lost due to LRT construction.

LRT: The train has left the station

Waterloo region's first LRT vehicle left Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant Thursday at 6 a.m. and has started its trek to its new home.