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Old May 25th, 2017, 06:19 AM   #101
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I'm not as disappointed about this HSR line not reaching Mississauga and Hamilton as I am about rail connectivity in the GTHA West area being weak in general. Hamilton is at least getting changes for the better; they got the West Harbour station over a year ago which is supposed to have all day two-way service soon, along with the main station in downtown (and the LRT in Hamilton is going to be a good last mile solution for GO commuters throughout the city). There's also the Confederation station which will be useful for commuters from Stoney Creek.

However, there's been a lot of development in the northern parts of Oakville and Burlington and the people who live there have to rely on GO stations all the way south of the highway, and it's a big last mile effort to get there. You can see a visualization of the problem here; circled in green are densely populated areas that have to rely on a rail line marked in red with only three stations circled in blue. I live in the area and for me the closest station is 7km away when this ideally should be much closer.



Airport connectivity is at a zero as well. If you want to get to the airport you have to all the way to Union station and then take the UP Express from there which is a huge waste of time
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The Union Pearson Express should have been built so that it could continue west of Pearson to Hamilton.
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The Union Pearson Express should have been built so that it could continue west of Pearson to Hamilton.
how is that possible? there are no rail corridors that make that connection, the rail corridor it uses goes northwest through Brampton to Kitchener, not towards Hamilton.
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So there is no rail corridor from Hamilton north to that Brampton-Kitchener line?
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Unfortunately its hard to see any HSR happening between Toronto and Montreal in the next decade. Aside from the cost of buildng HSR, there are established interests ie the airlines and bus companies, as well as competing demands, and the govt is not flush with money.

It probably makes more sense to improve and dedicate one of the existing ROW (CN or CP lines) between Toronto and Mtl for passenger traffic, and to use the other for freight, and to double track both routes to allow for faster trains.
The aforementioned companies are the ones most interested in jumping into the ^HSR crase if enticed correctly.
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So there is no rail corridor from Hamilton north to that Brampton-Kitchener line?
You would have to take the main CN line that runs from Georgetown through Milton and down to Burlington. It would be an extremely out of the way route, and doesn't exactly hit many ridership generators on the way. Probably just as much of a detour as going down to Union then out again.
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