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Outlook for VIA Rail bleak – What’s the passenger subsidy for Roads? + other news

By shost at 10:45 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012

This op-ed in the Montreal Gazette summarizes the current Conservative Governments stance on passenger rail:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Peter+Hadekel+outlook+passenger+rail+seems+bleaker/7683845/story.html

Kitchener “one of” communities to be affected most by VIA Rail cuts

http://www.therecord.com/news/canada/article/850824–kitchener-one-of-communities-to-be-affected-most-by-via-rail-cuts

Waterloo Region Council approved $1.39 million contribution to GO Transit -

http://www.exchangemagazine.com/morningpost/2012/week47/Thursday/12112101.htm

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Comment by John Collinson

December 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

Is there any discussion occurring to leverage of the former VIA Train slot that departed Kitchener around 6:30 am to create and new Kitchner to Toronto GO run that runs all stops to Mt. Pleasant or Bramption and then express to Toronto. This should remove a good 20 to 25 minutes from the morning commute. Given that the VIA Train had a very similar itinerary it would be great opportunity to improve the speed of the commute into Toronto given the free slot now exists in the schedule.

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Comment by shost

December 17, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

No John – not yet.

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