So you think we should spend millions on making King/Liberty work with the UPX with high platforms, UPX branding, access, etc and then demolish it all after GO-RER comes around?Then maybe once it is built out, the UPX could go back to the X idea.
I don't. Could the platforms be made to work with both?So you think we should spend millions on making King/Liberty work with the UPX with high platforms, UPX branding, access, etc and then demolish it all after GO-RER comes around?
You must work for the government
That, and the province/MX are also considering using alternative technologies (rolling stock) for the UPX in the future, as well. Some have interpreted this to mean that the UPX would use GO trains, which would kinda suck.We don't know, because the equipment for the electrification of the GO network hasn't been decided upon yet.
Sure, but UPX is more than high floor, The platform lengths are 3 cars long, and there is a branding and standard for the service level that must be adhered to. Have you been to the UPX at Weston or Bloor? They have their own buildings, entrances, kiosks, fare machines, etc etc etc.So, we could have high floor service?
Even if ride times extend to max 30 mins (seems reasonable to add 5 mins for 2 stops), it is still an attractive airport service. many cities around the world have services that are up to 30 mins. A main issue for boarding times right are the crush passenger loads at rushour which delay the train. that said, it always arrives at Union and loads with extra time to clear the queues so diverting some queues with RER could mitigate this. That said this is all so early so who the hell knows what will happen in 5 years once the station is builtAlso worth noting from the Woodbine EPR that it looks like the southern island at Woodbine will have a UPX platform. https://woodbine.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/wetransfer/Appendix AREDUCED.pdf
With this along with Mt. Dennis you're really looking at "UP Local".
I can think of Tokyo (*2), Osaka, Sapporo, London, Vienna, and Frankfurt.All of this hoopla over adding more stations has me thinking. Are there other cities that have dedicated transit lines for their airport from downtown that do not have any intermediate stops?
Listing Frankfurt is misleading. There is no dedicated non-stop translit line from downtown to the airport. It is just that both the central train station and the airport long-distance train station are stops on German Rail's high speed network.I can think of Tokyo (*2), Osaka, Sapporo, London, Vienna, and Frankfurt.