Tuesday, April 8, 2014

More talk of relief transit and GO

Hi CJ.
Saw this on the Star website. Talking about using GO to relieve crowding on TTC. The third last paragraph nails the sentiment I'm sure many GO riders would be wondering.


Anonymous said...

Can someone summarize for those of us (me) who have exceeded the free articles for the month.

George said...


Simply clear your cookies in your browser and then you can start again.

Alternatively, use InPrivate browsing to get around that restriction. Chrome works best IMO.

Anonymous said...

Thanks George!

And good luck to those commuters cramming on just before Union.

Squiggles said...

Unless they are going to pay for the privilege, I am going with: No Way José. With how much I pay to ride the train, A) I expect to have a seat and adjust my rides accordingly to make certain I have that and B) ride in comfort. Have you ridden that stink-fest of a subway during rush hour? Paying 2.5 times as much is completely worth it.

Besides, most of what gets my back up is the complete sense of entitlement that seems to come about with these discussions. That the people of Toronto are entitled to ride a provincial transportation vehicle for the same price as their local transit. And expect the same timing/services that goes along with it.

As a sidenote: if they made the TTC fare less expensive with a Co-Fare like many of the outlying cities/towns, I may consider using it. However, I can count on one hand the number of times I have ridden the subway in the last 2 years.

TomW said...

Main problem: the Richmond Hill line is slow south of Steeles. The time from Oirole (just south of Sheppard) to Union is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes form Sheppard-Yonge by subway.

Similarly, it's 37 minutes form Old Cummer (just north of Finch) to Union, compared with 30 minutes from Finch subway station.

So, unless you live right by the GO station, the subway is quicker. Unless the Richmond Hill line is sped up somehow, it will never attract many users within Toronto, regardelss of price/frequency.