Don't forget the 20 minutes to get from Hamilton GO to Aldershot and then transfer to the train. But it's still faster than the express bus.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 (unachievable) minutes versus 100 (consistent) minutes, not 45 vs 120.