- Jun 24, 2008
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Why should we? I know London Heathrow and Vienna for example have express trains from the airport that go to the downtown areas of the two respective cities and while their services are pricey, they're targeting a business audience anyway who have meetings or conferences to attend in the downtown areas and are at a time constraint. Other travellers have regular train services that might not be as fast but are an affordable option, and besides not everyone is heading to Union so GO service from the airport could offer more connections and the UPX as it is now could go to Union with no stops.
I guess one difference is that the UP stops at every station that the regular GO service does ....so the UP is not really that more "rapid" than regular GO service would be.
Of course it misses the obvious problem that the regular GO service with regular GO trains can never actually go into the airport so there is that problem.
Rather than cancel UP if there was regular GO service in that corridor would it not be a more logical reaction to return UP to a more premium pricing level? Want a train to get you near the airport....we got GO for that and it is fairly cheap.....want a train to get your right into the airport and provide door to door service...we got UP and it ain't so cheap.