Yes, and Central station isn't between the two biggest trip generators in the country, it is one of the biggest trip generators in the country. Major difference.
Right now, you are correct.Which is also why this would not happen right now.
Fair enough, but perhaps more properly discussed in an existing fantasy thread. There's little to no way to either justify or denigrate it.
I though the idea of Moose rail was more of a fantasy.....
No clue. I just tossed out an idea. I thought that's what we were doing.
I tossed out an idea and then gave some reasons that it could work out well. So, you also missed the point.
And literally not in any plan or even discussed in public in Ottawa. The Bank St subway has a better chance of happening than this.
Not in the least because the public in Ottawa isn't asking for commuter rail. They want LRT extensions to their hood. And nobody cares about VIA Rail moving downtown.
Let's not forget that none of this is free. And if you asked Ottawa residents whether they'd rather pay a billion for a reactivation of Union or put the towards an LRT extension, people would laugh that this is even a question.
First off, I have no expectations that this will even be thought of before the LRT has been built out to at least Stage 3 or4.
Second, I know that it is not even a though of anyone's. Having said that, if someone saw this and in10-20 years made a proposal to do it, after all the LRT has been built out, It would transform how transportation in the city and area is done.