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VIA Rail
It used to be a Smart, no?
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We have both.
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GO is probably about as cheap as you can run a bus. I think they're pretty efficient at controlling costs. For what it's worth, I couldn't stand the prospect on an additional hour on a bus last night after taking the 25C to Square One and getting stuck in traffic, so I took a taxi to Pearson instead.

VIA Rail has been using dynamic pricing for a few years now, so that the last few tickets on the train will be more expensive. It's not cheap, in any case, especially for a last-minute trip. You can get the cost down to about $26+tax per person one way if you buy tickets on a train that no one else wants to take. The train that leaves Toronto for Kitchener 2 minutes from now is $26+tax.
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I typically drive to Burlington and take the GO train, but that only works if you're going downtown.
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If you're going to Scarborough, Markham, Richmond Hill etc, the public transit options are either non-existent or at least quite onerous.
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(10-21-2017, 10:28 AM)Canard Wrote: Frustrating. We’re visiting friends in Toronto tomorrow.

“Let’s take the train instead of driving!”

VIA: $160

“Oh, erm. Okay, how about the GO Bus! They have those cool double-deckers...”

GO Transit: $65

...but it’s less than $10 for us to drive.

This is so frustrating. Transit should be cheap, accessible to all, and frequent. It had to cost less than driving, and be better, or nobody is ever going to make the switch. I can’t justify spending an extra $150, as much as I might want to go for a train ride.
I jus got back from Chicago. Stayed in the Burbs. Took the Metra train into downtown each day. Less than 5.00 one way. Weekends you can get an 8.00 pass unlimted rides. Now that is the way to go. You can't afford not to use the trains.
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Can only do that here if you're going to be on the Lakeshore or Barrie lines. And if you're on the Barrie line you're going to have a long wait if you miss your train.
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(10-21-2017, 06:09 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: I typically drive to Burlington and take the GO train, but that only works if you're going downtown.

Since we live close to two VIA rail lines, Kitchener and Woodstock, we find it more convenient on the Woodstock line because there are more trains.
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Same reason I go to Burlington. Far more flexible.
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Yeah but, it takes about an hour to drive to Burlington (and then another hour on the train into Union), but it takes about an hour to drive to Toronto. So... Undecided
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