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All aboard: Regional councillor rides ION during testing (video)

It was a smooth ride according to Tom Galloway
ION testing
Photo credit: @HerbertBalagtas on Twitter

It was another round of testing for LRT, but this time Regional Councillor Tom Galloway stepped on board. 

Before the ride, Galloway had to take a two hour safety course. From there they made a round trip from the Conestoga station down to Fairway and back.

"It's really smooth, I can't really believe how smooth and comfortable it is," Galloway said of the ride. 

Galloway tweeted out all the stops along the way and according to him he saw plenty of people stopping to take pictures.

The trains were running at normal speeds in pedestrian and vehicular areas, but lacked the safety equipment to run at top speed for certain stretches of rail. 

Galloway did walk away content with the test ride.

"It's showing that we're getting more and more progress. We're getting closer and closer notwithstanding the delay until spring now," he said.

The last deadline was for December before being delayed again.

Galloway said he intends to board the trains again during their testing phase.

"I'm excited that the next time they said I'm going be able to move the train a few feet in the yard." 


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