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Not everyone is happy with the Line 1 extension.

Petition to return GO bus service to York U garners over 12,000 signatures

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Over 12,000 members of the York University community have signed a petition calling out Metrolinx for cancelling GO bus stops at the university.

Earlier this week, the school announced that GO buses would no longer be stopping at the Keele campus starting in the new year.

According to a notice on the university’s website posted Tuesday, the GO bus that currently stops on campus will now be re-routed to the Highway 407 bus and train station at Jane Street and the 407.

Students will then need to hop off the bus and take the TTC subway to the Pioneer Village or York University stops along the new Line 1 extension that opened in December last year.

This means students and staff will have to pay an extra fare to get to campus.

The GO bus service was supposed to run till the end of the school term in early spring, but will now be terminated months earlier, on Jan. 5, 2019.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said the agency is aware of the petition, but she doesn’t know of any action as a result of it.

The petition is also calling for York Region Transit to return to campus, as well as fare integration between transit providers, so there could be one flat rate across GO and the TTC.
 

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Almost certainly out of the question, since they spent a fortune building Highway 407 station. But what GO/Metrolinx could probably do is put Highway 407 Station in a different fare zone than York U, effectively reducing the GO fare to at least partially offset the extra $1.50 TTC fare. But they'll need to figure out a way to do it that results in savings for people coming in from both east and west.
 

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But that doesn't negate the point that the exact type of infrastructure that you were grousing doesn't exist is already built and in service. You want to know what the transitway station at Highway 407 station will look like? Go hang out at Reforth and you'll see it in action.

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Sorry that was dumb of me to have questioned its scope when it's quite literally the same style of 4-lane grade-separate station seen on (the non-surface network portion of) Sauga's T.Way. Also may've misinterpreted the diagram and the 407 station is not actually "underground" rather open cut, also like Sauga's Transitway's sub-grade stations. Hard to tell though.
 

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Why are they building an above-grade parking lot for employees right beside a BRT and subway? At VMC they are charging $12 per day. Have these employees either (1) take the subway or (2) pay for parking like the rest of us
As an employee, often one needs to be at the station before the first service, or after the last service of the day, therefore the need to drive oneself to or from the station.
Specifically at Hwy 407 Subway there is a massive parking lot for everybody literally next door to the terminal. So the employees can either (1) pay for parking like any other TTC user or (2) take transit. Having dedicated parking lots where all the users of the station do not just shows the mentality of the TTC that customers are not #1
 

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Specifically at Hwy 407 Subway there is a massive parking lot for everybody literally next door to the terminal. So the employees can either (1) pay for parking like any other TTC user or (2) take transit. Having dedicated parking lots where all the users of the station do not just shows the mentality of the TTC that customers are not #1
It’s probably not going to be TTC employee parking, as the Transitway will be for GO Buses.
 

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In case anyone is wondering, the connection between the VIVA station and the subway is still not finished even after so many months. Seems like they are really foot dragging now that the subway has officially been in operation.
 

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With regard to the Scarborough RT:

Are there any crossovers between the northbound and southbound tracks from Kennedy Station to Ellesmere Station?

Are there any crossovers between the westbound and eastbound tracks from Midland Station to McCowan Station?

If not, was it a design choice or a technical constraint?

(I imagine that, one way or another, there is nothing along the approaches to the Ellesmere portal and nothing between McCowan Station and the yard.)
The only actual crossover is at Mckowan sat=ion and then Kennedy is the one-way track in and out with a switch on the outbound end that changes depending on when a train is leaving or entering.
 

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With regard to the Scarborough RT:

Are there any crossovers between the northbound and southbound tracks from Kennedy Station to Ellesmere Station?

Are there any crossovers between the westbound and eastbound tracks from Midland Station to McCowan Station?

If not, was it a design choice or a technical constraint?

(I imagine that, one way or another, there is nothing along the approaches to the Ellesmere portal and nothing between McCowan Station and the yard.)
May have been both a technical challenge and design choice. The reason only one track is at Kennedy is because they could not put in a double crossover at the curve. They had to put a single one in. The RT originally had two separate platforms but the trains kept derailing in the loop.

As for crossovers elsewhere most of the stations sre under a bridge with limited, impractical access for shuttles. Turning trains at Midland is a non-starter since buses cannot loop anywhere, Ellesmere is under a bridge and does not have the capacity to handle shuttles.

Lawrence East is too close to Kennedy to make a crossover practical.
 

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May have been both a technical challenge and design choice. The reason only one track is at Kennedy is because they could not put in a double crossover at the curve. They had to put a single one in. The RT originally had two separate platforms but the trains kept derailing in the loop.

As for crossovers elsewhere most of the stations sre under a bridge with limited, impractical access for shuttles. Turning trains at Midland is a non-starter since buses cannot loop anywhere, Ellesmere is under a bridge and does not have the capacity to handle shuttles.

Lawrence East is too close to Kennedy to make a crossover practical.
The loop seems like an odd idea to start with. Vancouver never used it at the end of their lines, was that because it had already proven to be a bad idea between when the RT started service and the expo line began construction?
 

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