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In the news: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

In the news: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Liberals reveal massive expansion of GO Transit service”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Winning design for Jack Layton ferry terminal revealed”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Lattice work”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Empty Queens Quay”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Creepy new Instagram documents women on TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This is what College and Spadina looks like right now” (April 8), here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing post, “Bechtel Canada lands $80M Toronto subway extension deal”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Global News Toronto website, “Man using mobility scooter injured in fall onto TTC subway tracks”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx shares video of massive tunnel boring machine move”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “First-of-its-kind condo deal has been mired in financial troubles”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Dennis and Lea to be unleashed as Eglinton LRT advances”, here.
  • CivSource post, “Toronto Creates Big Data Transit Team”, here.
  • CP24 report, “GO riders urged to check platform number as Union Station renovations continue”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Construction Corner: Crazy and sane high-speed rail ideas”, here.
  • Durham article, “Metrolinx survey shows Durham Region residents spend more than 40 minutes commuting”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Exploring your rights when strangers take your picture in public”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Places to Grow: Ten years later is this progressive act a success or failure?”, here.
  • article, “Transportation minister Del Duca touts Crosstown LRT at Allen construction site”, here.
  • article, “Community applauds plans for new cultural hub in Weston village”, here.
  • article, “Prepare for visitors, residents told at Scarborough Pan Am meeting”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Big data could be the key to unlocking Toronto’s potential - but only if we listen to it”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Instagram account posting photos of women on TTC raising consent concerns”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “From sewage leaks to 4000 litres of beer: Mapping Toronto’s environmental spills”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “New voices heard during Ward 4 byelection debate”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Subway is the way to go, says byelection candidate”, here.
  • Mississauga News blog post, “What if they called a byelection and no-one paid attention?”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “Mayor of Toronto creates Big Data Innovation Team to combat congestion…”, here.
  • National Post article, “Mind the art: Stuart Reid aims to redefine commuting with his large-scale art installation at Union Station”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “TTC completing WiFi installation at two more subway stations”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Metrolinx logs continued progress on Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “Ontario on the Move”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Union Station improvements force relocation of GO platforms”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO to add almost 50 per cent more trains in next 5 years”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Allen closes for next phase of tunneling on Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal government urged to spend GM proceeds on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga hikes MiWay bus fares”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO riders warned of Union Station platform changes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario Hydro changes sours debt holders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The ‘walls’ between different transit systems are too big”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Instagram account @ttcwomen raises privacy concerns”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Let’s build a Gardiner Expressway for the people”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City coordinated Allen Road closure to minimize impact on drivers: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “City Hall bleeds our money away”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC punch-up accused ‘not drunk’: Lawyer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘Risk’ HOV lanes will be underused during Pan Am Games: report”, here.
  • article, “Newmarket’s Davis Drive project expected to continue into 2016”, here.
  • article, “Construction beginning at Davis Drive, Hwy. 404 park and ride”, here.
  • article, “Stouffville elevator will be demolished: Metrolinx”, here.
  • article, “Mayor, MP hold out hope for downtown elevator”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Ontario announces more GO trains
along all corridors

During a media event Friday, April 17 at Barrie South GO Station, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Government of Ontario is massively investing in the GO Transit network to improve train service along all corridors.

Wynne said that the government is “investing in improvements across the GO Transit network to increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and improve the economy”. It will use funds available through its Moving Ontario Forward plan to build priority rapid transit projects that link GO and other transit systems across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The day before, Thursday, April 16, Ontario moved ahead with its plan to “unlock the value of certain public assets”. This refers to the government’s proposal to sell some of its stake in Hydro One and to licence supermarkets and other grocers to sell beer, among other initiatives. The net gain from this provides Ontario with about $4 billion, which will go to the Trillium Trust where, according to a government news release, “every dollar is set to build new transit and other priority infrastructure projects through Moving Ontario Forward.”

As a result, the province now has $5.7 billion, or about $2.6 billion more than it previously assumed. This increases the government’s total commitment to Moving Ontario Forward from $29 billion to $31.5 billion. The province says it plans to invest more than $130 billion over 10 years in public infrastructure, which, it says, “represents the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history.”

Metrolinx continues to work on bringing regional express rail services to the GO rail network. Over the next ten years, it intends to develop frequent, all-day, two-way service along key portions of the GO network, and “electrify” — power trains with electricity — those parts of the lines.

For example, it’s building a new, second track on GO’s Barrie line as part of the broader regional express rail initiative. Contractors are already working on grading the corridor and installing bridges and culverts for the six-kilometre (3.7-mile) second track between Rutherford and York University GO Stations. Metrolinx expects to finish building the second track in 2017 at a cost of about $17.4 million.

Currently, GO operates trains on 70 weekly trips along the Barrie line; over the next five years, that number will grow to more than 200. Over the next 10 years, weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 trips to nearly 6,000.

According to a government backgrounder, GO regional express rail service will result in:

  • Trains operating on more than twice as many rush-hour trips and four times as many off-peak trips as currently;
  • Passengers benefiting from shorter travel times for some cross-region transit trips by as much as 50 per cent;
  • Passengers benefiting from “a wider range of travel options”.

Regional express rail means electrified trains operating every 15 minutes seven days a week along:

  • the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines between Oshawa and Burlington GO Stations;
  • the Kitchener line between Bramalea GO Station and Union Station;
  • the Barrie line between Aurora GO Station and Union Station; and
  • the Stouffville line between Unionville GO Station and Union Station.

It also means two-way diesel trains operating every hour or better seven days a week for:

  • the Lakeshore West line between Hamilton GO Centre and Union Station;
  • the Barrie line between Allandale Waterfront GO Station and Union Station; and
  • the Stouffville line between Mount Joy GO Station and Union Station.

It also means peak-direction trips Mondays to Fridays during rush hours:

  • every 15 minutes along the Lakeshore West line between Hamilton GO Centre and Union Station;
  • every 30 minutes along the Lakeshore West line between James Street North GO Station and Union Station;
  • every 15 minutes along the Milton line;
  • every 15 minutes along the Kitchener line between Mount Pleasant GO Station and Union Station;
  • every 30 minutes along the Kitchener line between Kitchener GO Station and Union Station;
  • every 30 minutes along the Barrie line between Allandale Waterfront GO Station and Union Station;
  • every 15 to 30 minutes along the Richmond Hill line; and
  • every 20 minutes along the Stouffville line between Lincolnville GO Station and Union Station.

In addition GO will provide express train services to and from Union Station to communities:

  • on the Lakeshore West line between Hamilton and Oakville;
  • on the Lakeshore East line **between Oshawa and Pickering; and
  • on the Kitchener line between Kitchener and Bramalea.

(This likely results in many, if not all, trains from Hamilton, for example, providing local service — dropping off or picking up passengers at stations along the line to Oakville GO Station, then operating express — without stopping — to Union.)

Steve Munro details how Metrolinx would roll out this service and discusses the impact of the plan in a post here.

According to the Government of Ontario, it expects the Moving Ontario Forward plan to support more than 20,000 jobs each year, on average, in construction and related industries.

It’s allocating about $16 billion to projects in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Many projects to expand and improve transit expansion and improvement projects already underway include building the Union Pearson Express line, the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line and York Region’s viva bus rapid transit “rapidways” and revitalizing Union Station.

Since 2003, it says, it’s extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres (56 miles), opened ten new GO stations, rebuilt two stations and added more than 31,000 parking spots across the system.

In the news: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Transit nerds gear up for 2 am tunnel boring party”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Sale of wine in Toronto supermarkets will have to wait”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto laneway to become reggae hotspot (once again)”, here.
  • Bloomberg Business post, “Indebted Ontario Raids Beer Money to Fund Infrastructure”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Province to sell off 60 percent of Hydro One”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO Transit gets $16B from Ontario for improvements”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto subway stations lacking equal access for all, critics say”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “86-year-old man dies after car strikes TTC bus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Gardiner Expressway: What you need to know about the options”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC names contractor to handle completion of Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC spending $95K a week on drivers that never get behind the wheel”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New court date set for pair charged in altercation involving TTC enforcement officers”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Elderly man dies after car after crashing into TTC bus in North York”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “It’s not boring: 100s watch massive tunnel diggers move”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC signs $80M deal with Bechtel to oversee Toronto - Spadina - York subway extension”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Apology issued after TTC construction crew works through the night”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC defends driver surplus, costing agency $1M this year”, here.
  • Global Rail News post, “Bechtel takes over management of Toronto subway extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Premier Wynne announces that GO rail system to receive $13.5 billion boost”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC hires firm to manage troubled Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto must choose priority for Gardiner Expressway”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Canadian infrastructure projects a boost for engineering stocks”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC test results highlight service improvements”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Will Hydro One Sell-Off Raise Electricity Rates? Wynne Can’t Say”, here.
  • column, “TOinTRANSIT: TTCRiders challenges politicians to ride transit for a week”, here.
  • article, “Construction at Greenwood subway yard will be complete by the fall”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “‘Transit geeks’ excited to watch tunnel-boring machines emerge in Toronto”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “GO Transit gets ‘proactive’ about drinking on trains and buses”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Four things to remember as Toronto (again) debates the Gardiner’s future”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “Citymapper adds support for Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver after months of pleading from Canadians”, here.
  • National Post article, “Federal budget will fund up to $1 billion annually on transit projects in biggest cities, sources say”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Suddenly buses rule and politics is all about transit”, here.
  • National Post article, “Ontario to sell off 60 percent of Hydro One, funneling $4 billion into transit, infrastructure”, here.
  • National Post article, “Preserving Gardiner Expressway would cost $919 million: report”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “LISTEN: Driver surplus costing the TTC $95,000 a week”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Lawyer for man charged in Union Station altercation hoping to get a look at TTC video”, here.
  • NOW article, “Spadina subway shakedown”, here.
  • Reuters Canada post, “Ontario to sell 60 percent of Hydro One in IPO”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “GO Transit Service To Be Expanded With Major Provincial Cash Injection”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 commentary, “Liberals to Make a ‘Shocking’ Transaction”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Spare Drivers Cash-In at TTC”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 commentary, “Do nothing for 5 hours, get paid for 8!”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Gardiner Debate Sheds Troubling Light on Infrastructure Investment Priorities”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Dear Urban Diplomat: Can I hate my fellow TTC riders for not giving up seats for me and my toddler?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Premier moves Tory’s SmartTrack a little further down the line”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s surplus bus drivers needed by year end, says CEO”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “UPX sticker shock starts to wear off: Poll”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bechtel awarded contract to manage completion of Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC feels like home even before you get there”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is closed Spadina-College intersection causing traffic chaos? You might be surprised”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Lawyers for men charged in TTC dust-up to get CCTV footage”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Elderly man dies after colliding with stopped TTC bus”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Washington vs. Toronto: How do the cities stack up?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Highlights of major Ontario changes to include spruced-up beer stores”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Beer to be sold in up to 450 supermarkets”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Privatization guru Ed Clark now sets sights on wine”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Persistent water leak floods sidewalks in Bay St. underpass: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory hopes Hydro One sale helps SmartTrack”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ontario opens sales of beer to grocery stores”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Wynne spends like a drunken sailor”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC inks deal for Spadina subway extension takeover”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Too many bus drivers better than too few: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Jays fans busted for drinking on GO trains”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

YRT revises routes and services, April 19

York Region Transit is making several changes to its services, starting tomorrow, Sunday, April 19.

It’s revising the 8 Kennedy and 18 Bur Oak routes in the Angus Glen area of Markham, resuming service to Canada’s Wonderland and adjusting the Monday-to-Friday afternoon rush-hour schedules for many buses connecting with GO trains.

It’s also canceling service between Pefferlaw and Beaverton.

Lake Shore / Carlaw construction:
TTC detours, April 17 to 20

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • part of the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East with Carlaw Avenue

from 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20

as crews upgrade the railway tracks in the area.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 72C Pape; and
  • 83 Jones.

The City is closing the westbound lanes of Lake Shore East at Carlaw and detouring traffic northward along Carlaw. Westbound traffic can access Lake Shore west of Morse Street. It’s maintaining one lane for eastbound traffic at all times.

It’s diverting southbound traffic on Carlaw at Queen Street East. Northbound traffic on Carlaw can turn right and travel eastbound on Lake Shore East.

This weekend only, you can temporarily access Commissioners Street along Leslie Street.

According to the City, after inspecting the tracks, the Toronto Port Lands Company rail contractor, PNR Railworks, determined April 15 that it urgently must repair the Canadian National Railway / Canadian Pacific Railway lines that serve the Port Lands area. The rail lines are sinking due to extended wear, deferred repairs, heavy traffic loading, deterioration of the ties and base material. It must replace the tracks and restore the road to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and rail traffic.

Bay / Queens Quay construction:
TTC, GO detours, April 18 to May 1

WATERFRONToronto contractors continue the long-term project to upgrade the streetscape along Queens Quay West.

From Saturday, April 18 until Friday, May 1, they’ll block the intersection of Queens Quay West with Bay Street to traffic.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 6 Bay;
  • 97 Yonge;
  • 320 Yonge overnight.


You can also expect minor detours in the routings for these GO Transit routes:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto;
  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto;
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto; and
  • 90 Lakeshore East.

Metrolinx moves tunnel boring machines,
TTC detours buses, April 18, 19

eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors are working to build the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.

This weekend, crews are lifting the tunnel-boring machines (TBMs), Dennis and Lea, out of the extraction shaft on Eglinton Avenue West west of William R. Allen Road to the launch shaft, east of Allen Road.

Dennis and Lea have been digging out the western segment of the Crosstown’s underground section from a launch shaft near Eglinton West and Black Creek Drive since June 2012. In a few weeks, they’ll start tunneling towards another extraction site near Duplex Avenue, just west of Yonge Street.


Crews will move the machines Saturday, April 18 from 2 until 5 a.m. and Sunday, April 19 from 2 until 5 a.m. to bypass the tunnel for TTC subway trains. Although Metrolinx is encouraging members of the public to drop by the area to watch the big move, TTC services are not available in the area during this activity. Since the City of Toronto is also restricting access on Eglinton Avenue West to local traffic only, the best way to access the viewing area is on foot.

If you don’t wish to stay up all night to watch the move, Metrolinx staff will be available Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 3 until 6 p.m. to answer your questions about what’s going on. You can visit Metrolinx staff in Eglinton West Station to learn more and staff will be providing free coffee and hot chocolate.

Metrolinx and the City have co-ordinated this work with the City’s regular spring maintenance of William R. Allen Road.

The City is closing:

  • Allen Road, southbound curb lane at Eglinton Avenue West from 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16 until 9 p.m. Friday, April 17, while Metrolinx crews get ready to move the TBMs;
  • Allen Road, full road, between Lawrence and Eglinton Avenues West from 9 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20, while Metrolinx crews move the TBMs and City crews conduct spring maintenance of the roadway;
  • Allen Road, full road, between Sheppard and Lawrence Avenues West from 11 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20, while City crews conduct spring maintenance of the roadway;
  • Eglinton Avenue West, eastbound curb lane, until June, while Metrolinx crews get ready to move the TBMs, allowing them to move and set up the equipment and then reconfigure the extraction and launch shafts;
  • Eglinton Avenue West, full road, between the south- and northbound ramps to and from William R. Allen Road, from 11 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20, while Metrolinx crews move the TBMs.

“Paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers will direct motorists, pedestrians and spectators through the weekend operation at key locations along Eglinton West between Marlee Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Pedestrians can access this area all day Saturday and Sunday, but must use a special walkway on the south side of Eglinton West.

Moving Dennis and Lea affects TTC services along these routes Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday and early Monday:

  • 1 Yonge - University subway;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 63 Ossington;
  • 109 Ranee;
  • 307 Eglinton West overnight; and
  • 316 Ossington overnight.


Closing all of Allen Road for maintenance affects these GO Transit routes:

  • 34 Brampton / Pearson / North York;
  • 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York;
  • 47G Hamilton / York University; and
  • 96 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

tbm_lift_2.jpgIt also affects these TTC routes:

  • 7 Bathurst;
  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 47 Lansdowne;
  • 52 Lawrence West
  • 59 Maple Leaf
  • 84 Sheppard West;
  • 96 Wilson;
  • 101 Downsview Park;
  • 104 Faywood;
  • 105 Dufferin North;
  • 106 York University;
  • 107 Keele North;
  • 108 Downsview;
  • 109 Ranee;
  • 120 Calvington;
  • 160 Bathurst North;
  • 165 Weston Rd North;
  • 196 York University rocket.

Each TBM is ten metres (about 32 feet) long, 6.5 metres (21 feet) in diameter and weighs about 400 tonnes (882,000 pounds). Moving each machine requires crews to perfectly co-ordinate moving each machine.

tbm_lift_3.jpgA gantry crane will hoist each TBM and load it onto a self-propelled trailer to move the machines. This trailer (or “dolly”) has 13 rows of six wheels. Crews have already installed a temporary bridge deck on Eglinton Avenue for moving the TBMs. After crews have loaded each TBM onto the dolly, it will move 100 metres (300 feet) eastward along Eglinton West and across the temporary bridge deck, where another gantry crane will unload the TBM and lower it into the launch shaft.

As a precaution, Metrolinx will lift and move the TBMs overnight while the TTC subway is not operating. They’ll move each TBM separately early Saturday and Sunday.

(Photos: Metrolinx)

Weekend event affects transit services,
April 19

The annual Yonge Street 10K road race takes place this Sunday, April 19, significantly disrupting TTC services that morning.

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TTC enters agreement with contractor
to manage subway project

The TTC has entered into an agreement with Bechtel Canada Co. for no more than $80 million to manage the project to extend the 1 Yonge - University subway to York University and Vaughan.

The contract value to Bechtel includes staffing costs, management fees and incentives to open the subway extension by December 31, 2017. Bechtel staff started working today, Monday, April 13 and will form an integrated team with TTC personnel. The Bechtel contract expires March 31, 2018. Bechtel’s project director will report directly to the TTC’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Byford.

At its Thursday, March 26 meeting, the Toronto Transit Commission — the TTC’s board of directors — approved a staff report recommending that the TTC enter into a sole-source agreement with a project management company. That company had to have a track record of delivering similar-sized projects on time and experience working with multiple contractors, so it could make sure that the subway is operating by the end of 2017.

Afterwards, Toronto City Council authorized the TTC to spend $90 million to hire a third-party contractor, while the Regional Municipality of York authorized it to spend another $60 million. The two municipalities have authorized a total expenditure of $150 million to fully deliver the subway.

According to its website, Bechtel “is one of the most respected global engineering,project management, and construction companies, and a cornerstone of innovation in the industry…” Since 1898, the company says, it’s “completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects —- many first-of-a-kind —- in 160 countries on all seven continents serving the energy-delivery, defense, environmental-cleanup, mining and metals, oil, gas and chemicals, infrastructure and transportation and telecommunications industries.”

Bechtel Canada Co. “provides engineering, procurement, and construction services in Canada. It develops various projects, such as pipelines, various mines and mineral processing plants, oil and gas production facilities, refineries, petrochemical plants, hydroelectric installations, pulp and paper mills, and food processing plants. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Montreal.”

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