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I see they plan on saving the roof of the waiting area for the kiss & ride to the point it's being place on moving rigs. Is it far cheaper to save the roof and move it 2 times than building a new one?? More tunnel forming done and waiting the roof. You can see the footing for the new GO Bridge now.












 

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Is it far cheaper to save the roof and move it 2 times than building a new one??
That's a very good question. Immediate answer is 'no'. There must be some kind of story behind that. It might have been cured in a way that's difficult to repeat this time of year, and it's needed in short haste for the new location. That would be a good question to put to TTC PR.
 

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^ The 21 bus is a slow tour of everything you don't want to see in Mississauga. After the 25 or the 29 bus into Square One from the west, which just fly along, after waiting the twenty or so minutes from the 29 bus, to the 21H, it's slow hell from there to Union.

It's an absurdity.
There are "express" runs of the 21 though that go non-stop from Cooksville to Union and vice versa. You just have to follow the schedules to know when to catch one.
 

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There are "express" runs of the 21 though that go non-stop from Cooksville to Union and vice versa. You just have to follow the schedules to know when to catch one.
That would be the 21J. Between that and the 21K, you can be waiting a hell of a long time if it's not during peak and you just got off the 29 from Guelph. After the usual twenty minute wait, (or whatever it is, haven't taken it since last year's cycling weather) one takes the first 21 bus that comes eastbound.

Going westbound, I usually take the train from Bloor to Bramalea, and the 30 express bus to K/W not only meets it, but waits for it. It takes me further than I usually want to go, but I cycle from Kitchener long distance instead of Guelph.
 
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By the looks of things, I miss the moving of the roof of the kiss and ride by an hour or so. They didn't moved that far from the existing location.






Working on the GO platform to get ready to core drill supports for the new plus 35 walkway bridge










 

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I am assuming the various framing to the east is to support the roof of the tunnel to the old kiss and ride, otherwise no idea what it for.













 

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They are back filling around the west end structure, but not the tunnel section at all. Surprised no framing is in the tunnel area to have the roof pour for it. Some work taking place on the GO Platform. More up on site.









 

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This might sound dumb but how much GO service is planned for Kipling? I know a lot of TTC buses service it, and IIRC the plan is to move MiWay here from Islington? Whats the story on GO service? Especially given how high demand the Milton Corridor is . . .
Personally the less service GO provides to Kipling the better. The GO buses already waste enough time going to Dixie. If they start stopping at Kipling as well, that's just an inconvenience for the vast majority of riders. Why would anyone get on a GO bus at Kipling?
 

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Personally the less service GO provides to Kipling the better. The GO buses already waste enough time going to Dixie. If they start stopping at Kipling as well, that's just an inconvenience for the vast majority of riders. Why would anyone get on a GO bus at Kipling?
GO will have 4 bays for themselves.

It will be for new and a few existing ones using Kipling as a hub for them. Buses going to/from Union will use Kipling to get to the hub.

Dixie is a low ridership stop, but it service a GO Station just like the Milton Line. It's a 5 minute walk to get a local bus or from it to a GO bus.

Until there is more rail service for the Milton Line, stuck with buses.
 

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Personally the less service GO provides to Kipling the better. The GO buses already waste enough time going to Dixie. If they start stopping at Kipling as well, that's just an inconvenience for the vast majority of riders. Why would anyone get on a GO bus at Kipling?
Well that just sounds incredibly petty.
 

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Hypothetically...any chance that the new GO Bus routes will go to Brampton, Guelph, Hamilton, Barrie etc. Not knowing how GO Bus prioritizes their routes, scheduling etc I just hope that that the new routes will increase transit options that were never realized before and that users and employers will both benefit.
 

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I've been calling for Metrolinx to provide adequate links to their other mobility hubs/bus terminals within Toronto regardless of if the TTC serves the locale or not. Routes from Kipling to STC, Highway 407 Station, and Finch for example would be immensely beneficial as they would significantly reduce commute times.

If one were to travel from Kipling to Finch via the subway takes at least 1 hour and 15 mins, while a trip from Kipling to STC takes at least 1 hour and 30 mins. Those same trips would easily be cut down in half if GO served these stations.
 

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