Most of the Ion LRT detour signs came down in Waterloo region this past year and there was anticipation of the first train arriving to signal the project turning a new corner.
While waiting for the trains to arrive and testing to begin, drivers started to notice changes on the roads with newly laid tracks and LRT stations that were slowly coming together.
The final step in the first stage of light rail will come in 2018, when all the trains arrive and commuters start buying tickets and passes to ride the Ion.
The very first Freedom LRV is in Alliston, ON! Cc:
Like it or not, construction of the LRT means the arrival of new business to the area, according to studies and developers who are investing along the corridor.
Despite delays and paperwork issues testing on the Ion trains eventually began.