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Cambridge deserves GO Trains, says mayor & Waterloo LRT updates

By shost at 12:41 am on Friday, December 10, 2010

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/826365

What do you think? I can’t see any stations between Milton and Cambridge for the start of future Cambridge service — at best Aberfoyle (South Guelph) park and ride in between.

Seems opposition to Light Rail in waterloo is building:

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/827592

http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news/local/article/914154–mayors-call-for-transit-changes

And some news on the ‘rally for rails’

http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101205/lrt-rally-support-101205/20101205/?hub=SWOHome

Waterloo region would be smart to pursue the money Toronto is going to be leaving behind on the “war on transit”, 100% funding for the LRT in Waterloo would probbaly change a few Councillors minds..

- Steve

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Comment by Tom West

December 10, 2010 @ 10:37 am

Anotehr option would be extend the Kitchener trains down to Cambridge. The track connection’s there.

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Comment by shost

December 10, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

Your right, Tom, but that track is in deplorable condition. 16 miles of new track would have to be laid, easily $20-30 million dollar cost including new grade crossing signalling, etc, but it is doable..

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Comment by Trev

December 21, 2010 @ 3:46 am

At the very least, I would say Cambridge deserves a bus to get connected to the GO system. But after the Georgetown line extends GO train service to Kitchener, can’t the existing iXpress bus be a reasonable solution?

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Comment by Trev

December 21, 2010 @ 4:01 am

Scratch that. Toying with some times on Google maps leads me to believe the existing bus service with a train transfer in Milton is reasonable enough. Perhaps more buses that connect with trains though, only two exist now.

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