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Monday, April 18, 2016

UP Express is a dud

5 comments:

Bicky said...

I love the UP Express. I only wished I travelled more so I could use it.

C.J. Smith said...

I like it too!
But they should rename it AMTRACK

Squiggles said...

It probably would have done better had they not price-gouged all the users for the first 9 months of life.

Why anyone would pay so much to ride is beyond me? I took it once because I was already downtown and it ended up cheaper than a service.

Plus the fact that it doesn't run 24/7 is a huge let down. A lot of flights - domestic and international - leave in the little hours or land in the little hours. Trying to catch a 6am flight is impossible unless you spend 7 hours in the airport prior to departure.

Robert Wightman said...

There was an item on the news tonight that UPX loadings are skyrocketing, up 165% since the new fares went into effect. That means they are running at 16% of capacity instead of 10%. I do love figures. There are liars, damn liars, and statistics.

Ed said...

While I am glad that it's usage has increased so much I'm also concerned about the ability of MX commuters to turn it into a rolling trash heap and the display of typical commuter rudeness to visitors to Toronto is a real worry.

It's quite a nice train and enjoy taking it when I can. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable but...those damn signs (or lack thereof) pointing people to the train platform at Pearson and Union needs to be fixed asap.