Even if they were instructed to spam service wherever possible, it still seems like a bizarre use of resources. That same trainset could just as easily provide 2-hourly service from Union to Bramalea, in addition to the existing hourly service to Mount Pleasant. And of course a second trainset would fill it out to full 30 min combined service as far as Bramalea.
Why does it need to be mutually exclusive? There are lots of trainsets to be used, and every trainset that operates in the middle of the day is one that doesn't need to be stored at any of the various yards near downtown.
My point is that even if you truncate the Richmond Hill buses outside of downtown it still doesn't make sense to run off-peak Richmond Hill trains.
Again, that's from your perspective. There are other perspectives that appear to say otherwise, or at least favour other opinions and options.
Richmond Hill to Oriole costs $4.63, and Richmond Hill to Union costs $6.86. that's a difference of $2.23, which is more than the $1.55 that the TTC would cost if the former 50% GO co-fare were still in effect.
For the 18 months that the co-fare existed? Great.
How about the rest of the time when there was no co-fare?
That is absolute insanity. Sounds like we should bring this prohibition of inter-agency cooperation more into the public eye.
It is absolute insanity. There has been lots of complaining from the connecting transit services, and for good reason.
And yet, Metrolinx is quite content to tell them that it's the fault of the Government, and that they can't until they are allowed to.