- Jun 24, 2009
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Don't forget that GO's current 407 services are approaching crypto-BRT service levels already. There isn't going to be a magic big bang moment when the transitway comes into existence and ridership appears; rather, GO will keep adding service to the 407 until the ability to use the main freeway is maxed out and there's a need to switch to a grade-separated option, currently forecast for post-2021.I suppose. I agree that until the 407 BRT is in place, that station will likely see less than stellar ridership. However, I think the Park N Ride planned for there now will create some decent ridership levels.
I remember reading somewhere that the boarding/alighting volumes of the GO bus stops at York University already rank it up there with some of the middle-of-the-pack GO railway stations. If you assume that all the GO ridership will shift from the middle of York to this station on Day 1 of the subway being open (fare integration is presumably going to be a factor here) then you start with a pretty heavily-used transfer point from the get-go.
The technically-preferred alignment of the transitway is here, from the last round of PICs. Dunno if it changed at all between PIC#2 and the EA's completion. In the 'station concepts' document you can see the proposed interface with the subway station.From what I remember reading, I think that was the case. It would run on 1 side of the highway, occasionally flipping back and forth depending on what side the next station needs to be on. With stops so far apart, I don't think it'll be flipping back and forth that often.