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W. K. Lis

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I’d be amazed if we see more than 3,500 people at peak hour travelling westbound into Yonge station at peak hour once the OL is open. The trains will be very empty.
The 32 Eglinton West bus, in 2018, carried 35,000 customers per day (14,900 on Sundays). That's using buses (46 buses in the morning rush, 41 buses in the afternoon rush). Expect to see much more people using light rail vehicles.
 

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I’d be amazed if we see more than 3,500 people at peak hour travelling westbound into Yonge station at peak hour once the OL is open. The trains will be very empty.
I have 4,000 clams to say that your numbers are on the low side.
 

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The 900 Airport Express in 2018 carried 4,400 daily passengers. How many will transfer to Line 5 when it is extended to the Pearson Transit Hub?
Depends on where riders are coming from or to if they still need to get to line 2,

Line 5 is only going to the Renforth Hub at this time since there is no real plans for the airport hub nor the wiliness to build it at this time.
 

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If they are going to bother to extend it all the way to Renforth then why not go the extra mile and go to the airport in one phase.
Because Metrolinx wants GTAA to pony up cash and provide land for the tracks and the station. If it wasn't for COVID cutting into GTAA's profits, it probably would have happened in phase 1. Now it's got to wait until GTAA makes their transit plans before it's worth trying to make the connection.
 

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Because Metrolinx wants GTAA to pony up cash and provide land for the tracks and the station. If it wasn't for COVID cutting into GTAA's profits, it probably would have happened in phase 1. Now it's got to wait until GTAA makes their transit plans before it's worth trying to make the connection.

GTAA leases the land from the federal government; they have to assist in that regard as the land cannot be expropriated by the province.
 

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