Comment 82339

By Chevron (anonymous) | Posted October 26, 2012 at 21:11:43 in reply to Comment 82194

It will be at least as good as the Niagara service (James North being billed as "Gateway to Niagara" in Metrolinx materials.

In January 2010, GO Transit was talking about adding 10 trains each way between the proposed new Hamilton station and Union Station.

That's significantly different than the vision rolled out in September 2011 at LIUNA Station.

Two weeks before the last election, Premier McGuinty apparently pledged trains every 15 to 20 minutes during rush hour, with hourly service at non-peak times. (I've seen no direct quotes, recorded footage or corroboration in government materials. Anyone?)

To put this in perspective, on weekdays, Aldershot currently has eastbound rush-hour service from roughly 5:30-7:30am, and (with the exception of a 6pm anomaly) hourly thereafter until 11pm. Its westbound runs arrive hourly 9:45am-3:45pm, with rush hour service thereafter until 8:45pm, then hourly arrivals again until 1:45am. Sat/Sun service is exclusively hourly. Aldershot has 19 eastbound / 21 westbound trains (weekdays) and 17 eastbound / 19 westbound trains (weekends) that Hamilton does not.

The most consistent promises I've seen have been for "all-day two-way GO train service," repeated as recently as a month ago:

But of course there's lots of wiggle room.

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