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Thursday, March 20, 2014

GO Transit and us passengers obviously have a different understanding of what "ON TIME" means


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8 comments:

Pat Centeno said...

No train in sight? Go to gotracker.ca, and you can track where the train is located in real time.

C.J. Smith said...

That's true! Especially for trains that are supposedly on time. Dude, where's my train?!

Squiggles said...

Yeah. That looks about right.

dOxxxicle said...

This morning at Port Credit, I got to the station at around 8:00 to catch the 8:05 which is normally waiting in the station since at least 7:55. I immediately noticed that there was no train waiting on track 3, but instead there was a train halfway through the station on track 1. A few minutes later, a driver jogged along the length of the train and hopped into the engine cabin.

More time passes and it's 8:05 but no sign of my train. The track 3 platform has started to fill up. A few minutes later, another train approached the station from the east on track 1 and slowed down to stop about 10 meters away from the train already sitting there, which slowly backed up after a minute to let the new train in.

The train that had been sitting on track 1 continued to go westwards until eventually it must have reached a switch because it then switched to track 3 and pulled back into the station. This apparently was our "8:05" train, about 10 minutes late after sitting on track 1 for who knows how long.

I'd love to know what was going on there.

Bicky said...

I believe the standard is a less than ten minute delay constitutes on time. Wish I could remember where I saw that.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what they use for statistical tracking of on time trips (how else could they meet their targets but redefining success??) - but they could at least let customers know that the train will be arriving at 7:58 or whatever. This comes down to keeping customers informed. They ended up announcing this train was delayed over the PAs, why couldn't the sign reflect the same?

Anonymous said...

Gee, could GO transit screw this up even more!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone wonder why the on timer performance of GO Transit is more fantasy then reality. Try using the GO Tracker application that says your train is there but apparently a 12 car with engine and 2000 thousand plus people gets lost