a 8 hour workday with a 8-9 hour commute on top of that? And add time to get to the train station in London and your office in Toronto and you're probably closer to 9.5 or 10 hours. 18 hour day means you have just 6 hours at home to do stuff and sleep.
The previous Liberal government wanted a HSR line from London to Toronto. That would have opened this kind of commute up a little, but its still a lot of hassle and expensive.
If HSR ever comes to London it better have a BRT connection. This guy actually had something nice to say about London on Youtube for once. Blurb starts about 10 mins in.
I do agree that it seems silly, but if you are going to attempt it, at least try to do it so it makes sense.
For instance, it could be an express train after Kitchener Station till Weston to allow for a connection to the UPX.
That and have it so that it does arrive with time for business people to be able to take advantage of it.
London will become a commuter city in all due time, so having the infrastructure set up for the first ones to kind of do it efficiently does make some sense.
I feel no HSR stops should be devoid of RT. That would be a failure of design and future planning.For instance, it would be expected that Kingston would be a stop for HSR going east. If the city does not want any RT built, then they get passed by.Same for London and Windsor (And Sarina if they go there.).
London's 'frontrunner' mayoral candiate voted against the west leg of the BRT as councilor, mostly because he didn't like how the plan had the route running in mixed traffic for some of it. Gotta start somewhere buddy, geesh.
If it is at the end, that is fine, but if it is anywhere between reserved lanes, then it will be a mess, and that makes sense. Maybe they could ahve pushed it back to design to have that fixed. I feel politicians are quick to approve or deny something, but aren't willing to get something fixed to approve it. That needs to change at all levels of governments.