Comment 122055

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted October 26, 2017 at 13:36:55

Another accomplishment that these lanes achieve, is that West Harbour GO station is now directly connected into Hamilton's cycle network.

Because of Metrolinx's board meeting this week, I was making some noise online and twitter (here, here) this week about stopping the seasonal Niagara GO train (covered in this RTH article)

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That summertime GO train has a bike-dedicated coach, which is now directly connected to Hamilton's downtown cycle network --

But this train currently passes mere centimeters of West Harbour GO station without stopping.

Finally, construction is resuming to finally finish that second track through West Harbour GO station (CN Railways) -- will enough pre-requisites be completed by seasonal train start in May 2018?

It is also two-way and can bring visitors to Hamilton, while also allowing Hamiltonians to visit Toronto/Niagara more easily on bike too.

Imagine people doing a stopover in Hamilton (on way home) to stop in downtown Hamilton for dinner on James St N before continuing onwards to Toronto on the next GO train during the same evening headed in the same direction (there are 8 trains per summer weekend, 4 going Toronto-Hamilton-Niagara, and 4 going Niagara-Hamilton-Toronto -- but not stopping in Hamilton. Yet.)

Note: I also have additional brand new pictures of West Harbour GO station.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2017-10-26 13:43:20

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