Target prices are nice, but like I said, unless there's a substantial amount of folk who would do the trip from Windsor to Toronto, you can bet your butt it's not going to be that cheap. Europe and Asia have multiple times the population of Canada and have it less spread out too. Combine that with the fact that many people don't own cars there (either by choice or not) and you have a far more receptive audience to a rail system.astrotrain wrote: ↑Dec 6th, 2014 11:05 amI read somewhere they are targeting $40 per trip from Windsor to T.O. I use to live in Windsor as a kid and came to travel to Toronto on Greyhound, think the fare was $80ish back in the 90s, if this ticket price is right the trip will be 2/3 less hours depending on speed 250-300 km/hr. It will be substantially lower than Airlines, less pollution, less time screening/baggage nonsense, etc. Economies of scale can only happen if this was part of a much larger network in the future but Bombardier already produces trainsets, the Zefiro line but don't know about signaling systems and track.
North America just didn't develop well for that. Even destinations which are common (ex: Toronto-Montreal, Ottawa-Montreal) are either better serviced by air or simply driving there yourself.