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VIA Rail
(12-02-2017, 02:13 PM)KevinL Wrote: London is the common point for both train routes through the area- there are two branches west (Windsor and Sarnia) and two branches east (both to Toronto, but via Kitchener or Brantford).

I believe the Brantford train is an express, so it goes Toronto-London in the same time as it takes a train to go Toronto-Kitchener.
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(12-02-2017, 09:26 PM)plam Wrote:
(12-02-2017, 02:13 PM)KevinL Wrote: London is the common point for both train routes through the area- there are two branches west (Windsor and Sarnia) and two branches east (both to Toronto, but via Kitchener or Brantford).

I believe the Brantford train is an express, so it goes Toronto-London in the same time as it takes a train to go Toronto-Kitchener.

It's not so much express (it still has several stops) so much as it is traveling on much higher quality tracks.  While the KW-London portion (especially Stratford->London) trundles along at about 60 km/h for most of the trip, and portions of Guelph are around 10 km/h, the London-Toronto line Via Brantford rarely drops under 100 km/h.
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