Weber street is only a 2-lane street past the station - unless someone went and widened it in the last year! King Street is the major artery from Victoria, north - supplemented by Charles and Duke south of Victoria. I really don't think that there are going to be that many university students commuting to Toronto on GO; I've taken the morning VIA train out of Kitchener - and that wasn't a young crowd at all. Bus service to the current station isn't that great; only the 8 passes by, plus whatever is on Victoria Street ... it's over half-a-kilometre to King where most of the buses are (I've walked it many, many times), doable, but I'm not sure that it's going to encourage as much as it should.
Perhaps they should just move the station to King Street sooner than later ... at least it would have a good transit connection then.
Good points. I agree that VIA doesn't attract that many students, especially early in the morning. The night train has more students, especially on Sunday nights. Far more take the Greyhound, almost entirely because of the cost. VIA requires an ISIC card, which few university students have, and now costs $21 one way to Toronto. The Greyhound student rate is $14.10 and they'll accept a standard student card. A lot of students I've spoken to don't even know that VIA to Kitchener exists. GO on the other hand could be very appealing to some students. If they live in the western GTA, the stops would be much closer to their house, and the fares would likely be as low or even lower than the Greyhound. They'll likely be dramatically lower than the Greyhound for Kitchener-Guelph trips, so you might see a surprisingly large number of people on that route.
I've long heard about moving the station to King Street, but I've never actually seen any plans, at least since that big light rail/convention centre plan from a few years ago. While I think it's a great idea to move over to King Street and connect with the main transit routes, have more parking, and higher visibility, it'd be a shame if we lost our charming station to a GO shack.