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GO Transit
Maybe the ticket booth staff need to push them out so EasyGo can take over?
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That is disappointing. They could at least deploy a presto machine.

It doesn't bother me much since I can use the online services, but it isn't an option for everyone.

It could also slow down bus boarding since bus drivers can sell tickets, but it's time consuming.
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I guess the contract with GRT is up, and they decided to not renew it (Maybe due to the terminal being scaled back after the ION launch?)

But yes, they could at least put in a few machines like they did at Laurier with all the services. So where in the region now is there counter service? Does the train station have it?
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(07-17-2018, 08:36 AM)bgb_ca Wrote: I guess the contract with GRT is up, and they decided to not renew it (Maybe due to the terminal being scaled back after the ION launch?)

But yes, they could at least put in a few machines like they did at Laurier with all the services. So where in the region now is there counter service? Does the train station have it?

Yes, the train station has a Presto service desk during open hours, I think there is also a presto machine on the platform.
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The University of Waterloo turnkey desk has Presto services at the counter, and it's open to anyone (not just students). I bought a Presto card from them last week. I think the train station also has counter service but for limited hours.
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I get the sense they don't want to install Presto machines unless the facility is mostly permanent. We should get them at the UW terminal when it opens, and the new transit hub, but they don't want to put one at Charles because it would only be there a few years at most.
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https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/expanded-go...-1.4102255

They are increasing service on the GO line. Kitchener gets additional cars and there is an additional train in Malton but not much locally.
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(09-20-2018, 12:50 PM)welltoldtales Wrote: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/expanded-go...-1.4102255

They are increasing service on the GO line. Kitchener gets additional cars and there is an additional train in Malton but not much locally.

Additional cars are still good, because it tells me the demand is there.
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Demand is somewhere. Cars only mean they are needed by the time you get to Union. Demand on the Kitchener-Malton section is probably stagnant, given that's where new runs are slated to go from (accepting that layover facilities play a role in this).
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Right. I think our layover capacity is maxed out so regardless of the demand, we won't get any more runs until there is two-way GO. Until then, adding cars to the existing runs is the only way to add passenger capacity.
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There are spaces for 6 trains in Kitchener, 4 at the Shirley yard and 2 at Park, so we could theoretically get two more trains before 2WAD comes along.

Demand exists primarily between Georgetown and Bramalea. You can go from having a packed car leaving Union to being the only person left after Georgetown, pending on the train. It is getting more used through KW, but volume going end to end is still low.
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Ahh, forgot about Park St. Thanks!
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Keep in mind that there are capacity constraints on the line after Malton.
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(09-20-2018, 01:05 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(09-20-2018, 12:50 PM)welltoldtales Wrote: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/expanded-go...-1.4102255

They are increasing service on the GO line. Kitchener gets additional cars and there is an additional train in Malton but not much locally.

Additional cars are still good, because it tells me the demand is there.

True!
And I can't help but wonder if this is the first step to increased frequency
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The additional cars are good for those boarding eastbound in Bramalea, who regularly have to stand or sit on the stairs. Westbound, it'll be more likely to run on the train 5 minutes before boarding and get a seat.

We get the extra cars because we store the trains. Until a better agreement is in place with CN, I think we're unlikely to see any more trains coming our way.
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