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GO service “delayed to January 2012″ (Guelph Mercury)

By shost at 3:48 pm on Monday, October 24, 2011

Thanks to a reader tip, but i’ll consider this far from “authoritive” as a start date seems still not finalized:

http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/612517–guelph-to-meet-stimulus-fund-targets

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Comment by Tom West

October 25, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

I’ve heard that the first train will run December 31st 2011, in order to meet the “end of 2011″ promise.

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Comment by Michael

October 25, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

I talked to my councillor and they said the city was informed of a January start. Would not make sense to start it just before Christmas as planned.

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Comment by John

October 31, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

My biggest concern is that no one from GO Transit is bothering to provide any communication or update on this status of this service introduction. If it is delayed tell us. I rather plan accordingly then continuously trying to guess. We have heard nothing out them since the original accouncement. What is the big secret?

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Comment by John

November 2, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

Take this for what it is worth. I have to admit I will believe it when I see it.

I just got a phone call response from my written inquiry to GO Transit regarding the status of GO Train service to Kitchener on the extended Georgetown line. The lady that called me, I must admit I have already forgotten her name, indicted that schedules have not been fully finalized yet but that, in her words, “there will definitely be service in place before the end of 2011.” I challenged her that there has been no information from GO Transit since the original announcement of the introduction of this service. I asked her about rumours of service starting in January or March of next year and she clearly restated her response, “There will be rail service to Kitchener before the end of 2011.”

I guess we will know in 60 days if she was telling the truth.

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Comment by Steve

November 4, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

The GO schedules changed on the website and have shown so major changes for connecting to Guelph via Georgetown. It is almost like they are getting ready to switch the schedule from bus to train but when I do not know.

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Comment by Alex

November 6, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

Well…..I truly, truly hate to say this, but this all sounds very familiar. I have heard rumours about the extension of GO Train service to Kitchener since before I started high school. And just to completely date myself, I started high school in 1986.

Curiously enough, the rumours would start to intensify around the time of provincial elections. And, well, gee whiz, looky here: the 2011 provincial election is over, and now we’re starting to hear about backsliding on the latest promises of rail service to Kitchener. Just sayin’.

Yes, I know, the fact that work has started on the layover facility does mean that this is more than rumour–maybe this time there is genuine will to make it happen. But don’t think that “shovels in the ground” make it impossible for Metrolinx to walk away from this. Its less likely, perhaps, but not impossible. If you don’t believe me, research the sad history of the Eglinton subway line in Toronto, work on which was begun under the Rae government and cancelled by the Harris boys. They dug a hole on Eglinton Avenue West, and then filled it right back up again when the Tories killed the funding.

Oh, and according to Dwight Duncan, the provincial deficit is back up to $16 billion again. Don’t think that Metrolinx isn’t keeping a very close eye on that as it makes decisions on capital projects.

Again…just sayin’.

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Comment by Sean

November 14, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

@TriTAG (Blog Waterloo) Twitter just tweeted:
Not official, but word is that GO Train service from Kitchener to start on December 19.

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