Comment 82250

By ScreamingViking (registered) | Posted October 25, 2012 at 21:22:38 in reply to Comment 82150

In my heart I still believe this all should have happened at Hunter. Tunnel be damned. We can build a highway under a canal (thorold) and we can blow 7 lanes up and down the escarpment (claremont access). We can put highway 5 over highway 6. But we can't engineer a second rail line from bayview junction to the hunter station?

The limiting factor with the Hunter St. GO Centre isn't so much the tunnel, in my opinion. I think it could be expanded, despite the past arguments about disturbing foundations of adjacent buildings.

The limiting factor is extending the train service eastward - the CP line is not direct enough to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, and only a single track with costly challenges to twin it over such a long distance (even to provide enough sidings east of Kenilworth to make 2-way service more efficient).

It's too bad, it's a beautiful station, perfectly located for downtown, and the synergy with the buses is terrific (both city and inter-city).

Comment edited by ScreamingViking on 2012-10-25 21:23:13

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