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Old November 30th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #1601
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27.15 CAD is 23.90 USD. That seems a bit steep.

New York Penn to EWR costs 12.50 USD via NJ Transit/AirTrain. New York Penn to JFK costs 14.50 via LIRR/Air Train in peak hours.

I think this will be by far the priciest airport rail link on the continent when it opens.
Just like the 407, this Rail Link to the Airport will only be used by the rich.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 06:59 AM   #1602
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The rich will take their cars or taxis. I'm curious how much the commuter service will cost though.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #1603
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Which other stations is GO planning to building Parking Decks?
no new decks are in planning, though GO has just finished constructing a bunch of parking structures over the last couple of years. Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Clarkson, Oakville, Burlington, Erindale, and Centennial have all had garages constructed.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #1604
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the worst thing about this airport link is that it will use a diesel powered train, this should have been electrified.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #1605
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I heard here and there that they are planning to electrify the line. But anyways... That's waaaay too late
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Old November 30th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #1606
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The Liberal provincial government announced plans to electrify the entire GO network but even under the findings of the most recent electrification study where only 3 corridors would be converted, the airport link would still be included. Hopefully progress doesn't take too long.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 06:47 PM   #1607
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Groundbreaking of new Gormley GO Station in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto:




Dec 2014 - GO Station in Gormley by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - GO Station in Gormley by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - GO Station in Gormley by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - GO Station in Gormley by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Old December 5th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #1608
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle21967280/

John Tory’s motion pushes Toronto rail plan into higher gear

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John Tory wants to push forward quickly with his signature transit plan, seeking approval for an “accelerated work plan” by next month.

The new mayor added a motion to the executive committee Friday that would authorize up to $750,000 in spending, while allowing the city manager to hire outside experts and ‎begin pursuing “partnership funding” from other governments.

The request for the report got support from all members of Mr. Tory's executive.

"Go and get these facts, this evidence," Mr. Tory said after the vote, adding that he is sure there will be much more discussion on the project.

During the debate Mr. Tory called SmartTrack an "adaptation" of the province's regional rail plan, noting that while his campaign came up with the name, it did not invent the concept.

Mr. Tory said his SmartTrack plan will be “agenda item No. 1” when he meets Friday afternoon with Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:46 PM   #1609
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GO RER slides are up for the Metrolinx presentation:

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf..._Update_EN.pdf

New info in it that I could find:

Additional track between York University and Rutherford will be built 2015-2017. This will presumably allow for some sort of off peak and counter peak service on the Barrie line.

planned EAs:

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Network-wide study for key rail/road grade separations; EA/design for
selected crossings
• Lakeshore East: additional track-Union Station to Pickering Station
• Lakeshore West: additional track-Burlington Station to Aldershot Station
• Richmond Hill: Doncaster rail/rail grade separation (near Langstaff Station)
• Barrie: additional track-Toronto to Allandale Waterfront Station; new train
storage facility and existing facility expansion; Davenport rail/rail grade
separation (at CP North Toronto subdivision)
• Kitchener: rail/rail grade separation west of Mount Pleasant Station; new
train storage facility
• Milton: train storage facility expansion
for the business case:

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Current analysis is based on the existing system, with no new stations or fare integration; these
factors will be added as more work is undertaken
overall when to expect the service concept:

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completed in the first quarter of 2015 and will be released with the
Province at that time
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:23 AM   #1610
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no haha. Only in quebec, and technically Ottawa (though not really) are you really able to get bilingual service. Signage in Ontario is really hit and miss on bilingualism, and bilingual service is absolutely nonexistant in most of canada.
Bilingual service is more universal in New Brunswick than Quebec. Move beyond Gatineau and Montreal and it's mostly French only. In New Brunswick it's both almost everywhere.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:28 AM   #1611
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27.15 CAD is 23.90 USD. That seems a bit steep.
It's a big disappointment as the vast majority of commuters won't be using this rail link at that price. It's about double the price it should be. $15 is about the upper limit of what most will pay especially as one can ride for $3 on TTC from the airport to Union in about 45 minutes.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #1612
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It's a big disappointment as the vast majority of commuters won't be using this rail link at that price. It's about double the price it should be. $15 is about the upper limit of what most will pay especially as one can ride for $3 on TTC from the airport to Union in about 45 minutes.
People seem to be forgetting that the Kitchener corridor will be one of the first lines aside from the Lakeshore lines to get 2WAD service. If it's frequent enough (say 20-30 minutes) then it may just give UPX a run for its money in terms of speed vs. cost. MiWay or the GTAA could fill in the gap between Malton and Pearson as is the case with many airports.

The current fare of $6.80, likely to go up to about $7 with the next fare increase is still far cheaper than UPX. Throw in say the 75 cent GO co-fare with MiWay and you've got a 40-45 minute ride for under $8. The TTC for $3 from downtown will run about an hour depending on the road conditions on the 427. It would just be a matter of investing in the advertising and infrastructure/labour costs of the transit alternative.

For all the trouble of the UPX line, a people-mover system from Pearson to Malton GO would have been far more cost-effective. Sure a single-seat trip is nice, but the tradeoff comes with access to the region as a whole by that single-seat trip.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 02:43 PM   #1613
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There is talk of constructing a "terminal 2" on the rail corridor with a people mover connection to it, to allow for VIA, HSR, and GO to stop at the airport. Or at least the province was mulling over it before the election.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #1614
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Current view of UP Express at Union station:


Union Pearson Express by kotsy.in.toronto, on Flickr
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #1615
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From Metrolinx, pics on new UP Express. Pearson Airport station:


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Inside train:


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Dec 2014 - UP Express by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Old December 11th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #1616
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Proposed fare structure for the UPx:

With Presto card (local fare card)

Adult: $19
Student/Senior: $16.15
Child: $9.50

Cash

Adult: $27.50
Student/Senior: $23.40
Child: $13.75
Family: $55
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Ah, a tourist cash cow. How nice.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #1618
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From Metrolinx, pics on new UP Express.
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