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(06-09-2018, 09:23 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(06-09-2018, 09:04 AM)timio Wrote: 25F is only a Friday/Sunday run for students.

Correct, it meets a very specific demand.

Right. This is fundamentally similar to our current GO train service, which works for commuters (from our region to Toronto) but not for many other people.
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Starting August 16 GO tickets and PRESTO services will no longer be available within Charles Terminal:


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Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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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, 07:36 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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