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GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

Krypto98

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It isn't. There aren't enough crews for the service today, nevermind with any potential increases in service.

Dan
Why is there short staffing? Are conductors and engineers quiting? CSAs realizing it's not a 9-5 or a combination of other reasons?
 

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There is lost hope for September service. Brampton and MiWay already secretly updated their schedules up until October and for the most part it’s actually terrible and nothing new or not restored yet is here, aside from the returning Zum service to York University. Doubt that GO would be any better, especially with the shortages that they have going on. Definitely beyond disappointed with the current state of the overall transit in the GTA, especially as we’re technically running less service compared to what the past 2 years had in September.
 

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There is lost hope for September service. Brampton and MiWay already secretly updated their schedules up until October and for the most part it’s actually terrible and nothing new or not restored yet is here, aside from the returning Zum service to York University. Doubt that GO would be any better, especially with the shortages that they have going on. Definitely beyond disappointed with the current state of the overall transit in the GTA, especially as we’re technically running less service compared to what the past 2 years had in September.

Damn. Brampton exceeded 2019 ridership for the first time in June 2022, and I expect July to be similar. I’m glad to see that Züm to York U is back, but several corridors – especially Chinguacousy Road and Steeles – really need full service returning. There’s also new growth in the northwest corner of the city that needs addressing.
 

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There is lost hope for September service. Brampton and MiWay already secretly updated their schedules up until October and for the most part it’s actually terrible and nothing new or not restored yet is here, aside from the returning Zum service to York University. Doubt that GO would be any better, especially with the shortages that they have going on. Definitely beyond disappointed with the current state of the overall transit in the GTA, especially as we’re technically running less service compared to what the past 2 years had in September.
Where did you find out the return of Zum to York University?
 

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Where did you find out the return of Zum to York University?
The Transit app has the schedules already updated, and Brampton has been doing that mostly for 1-2 weeks prior to their official service announcements. The service to York U shows that it would have 3-8 mins peak direction, but here's the catch... counter peak service only gets 30 min service, only the C branch will be running which is just Bramalea Terminal-York U and not to downtown Brampton, and there's no mid day, weekend, or evening service at all...
 

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Why is there short staffing? Are conductors and engineers quiting? CSAs realizing it's not a 9-5 or a combination of other reasons?
Part of the problem is that there are a dozen or so staff who have actually come down with COVID - although that number is actually less than it had been in weeks past.

The bigger issue is the inability to retain crews, and to not hire replacements fast enough.

Dan
 

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The train from West Harbour to Union takes 77 minutes and departs at :13 past every hour.
The bus+train connection from Hamilton Centre takes 95-100 minutes, departing at :20-25 past every hour (every half-hour during peak periods).
The direct Route 16 bus was scheduled for 60-65 minutes, departing on the hour. However, as we've discussed in this thread, buses have been unable to achieve anywhere near that travel time, due to the lack of bus lanes around the new Union Station Bus Terminal.

Just a reminder that numbers stated by people complaining on Twitter are almost always fabricated. The comparison is 60-120 minutes versus 100 minutes, not 45-50 vs 120.
 

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