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valleverde007 wrote:
May 11th, 2011 12:25 pm
just wondering if people have tried this route in the past and whether it was useful or just a waste of $. if one arrives early all the time, it'll obviously be less valuable, but are there other tangible benefits for this reserved slots? top of head, i can think of a few but not sure if it's worth the $70:

a) probably less prone to break in?
b) you have some certainty of your neighbor's car (and hence may be more careful when parking next to you)
c) obviously, shorter walk to the station

any other benefits other than these?

many thanks
Not worth it, $70 Plus the $250-300 for the monthly pass, it then becomes cheaper and quicker to drive to the city and pay for parking.
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taylyn wrote:
May 11th, 2011 1:16 pm
Because your train probably originates at Oakville lol I actually thought the reason for all the construction was to lengthen the stations so that it COULD accommodate trains longer than 12 cars in future? Who knows, Clarkson has been under construction for over a year and we have no idea what they are doing :) (I actually use the Clarkson express in the Am and get a seat, not so much luck at the end of the day). But seeing as it's all express, standing for 18 min is not so bad...

Yeah they lengthened them to accomodate 12 cars. The platforms in Clarkson were built back in the 70s when ten cars was a lot. The station is also becoming handicapped accessible too where before it was one of the few stations that couldn't accomodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. They have to construct ramps for each track and a couple of new elevators (which will be always crowded with able-bodied folks > :( ).

You guys did get a new track though to accomodate more trains when they become available.

Wave to me tomorrow :lol: I take the 6:55 or 7:15.
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xstatik wrote:
May 11th, 2011 3:14 pm
Not worth it, $70 Plus the $250-300 for the monthly pass, it then becomes cheaper and quicker to drive to the city and pay for parking.

Cheaper depending on where you park but never ever quicker. I get from Oakville to Union in 18 to 25 minutes. No chance that's possible on any road in the morning or evening rushes.
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king_george wrote:
May 11th, 2011 3:43 pm
Cheaper depending on where you park but never ever quicker. I get from Oakville to Union in 18 to 25 minutes. No chance that's possible on any road in the morning or evening rushes.

huh? i thought oakville to union, at best, was a 28 min ride... im checking the timetable and even the 745 express gets you to union at 813... no stops...
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Yeah construction is already underway at many GO locations to add parking spaces, but they all become full anyways :lol:

People just love GO Transit I guess, lol
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valleverde007 wrote:
May 11th, 2011 3:50 pm
huh? i thought oakville to union, at best, was a 28 min ride... im checking the timetable and even the 745 express gets you to union at 813... no stops...

Oopsie, I stand corrected and plead guilty to typing without reading.. :|

You are correct I should have said 28 to 35, not 18 to 25. Stupid sausage fingers and a netbook keyboard.....

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transitguy1 wrote:
May 11th, 2011 3:52 pm
Yeah construction is already underway at many GO locations to add parking spaces, but they all become full anyways :lol:

People just love GO Transit I guess, lol

I can't wait for that multi-deck car park to be completed at Erindale Station, because it is finally getting a proper bus loop as part of the project!
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transitguy1 wrote:
May 11th, 2011 3:52 pm
Yeah construction is already underway at many GO locations to add parking spaces, but they all become full anyways :lol:

People just love GO Transit I guess, lol

Well, one advantage is that the ticket prices haven't gone up yet this year, even though the fuel prices have,

Strange, though...it doesn't seem to be as overcrowded as it was the last time gas prices went high.
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mbg wrote:
May 11th, 2011 7:12 pm
Well, one advantage is that the ticket prices haven't gone up yet this year, even though the fuel prices have,

Strange, though...it doesn't seem to be as overcrowded as it was the last time gas prices went high.

One factor is the longer trains I think. Ridership went up every year for the last 3 years.

GO has a fuel contract that lasts till 2012 I think. It's a set price negotiated at the time of signing the contract. I wish I could do that. :|
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king_george wrote:
May 11th, 2011 7:48 pm
One factor is the longer trains I think. Ridership went up every year for the last 3 years.
Oh... I am only talking about the line I have experience with (with respect to less overcrowding), which is the Georgetown line. I think they are still using 10-car trains on that line, right?
GO has a fuel contract that lasts till 2012 I think. It's a set price negotiated at the time of signing the contract. I wish I could do that. :|

It's good for the system to have that kind of stability... it's a good promotional tool to see stable transit prices when gas prices are so volatile :)

I'm surprised prices didn't go up this year yet, though... I'd have expected at least an inflationary increase, although I guess they did go up more than inflation the last two years.

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