Answering Your Google Searches!

does the go train go to niagara?

No. As of this writing, the GO Train only goes as far around Lake Ontario as Hamilton.

On the other hand, the GO Train is always coming to Niagara. I’m surprised it didn’t come up in the plot (such that it was) of The da Vinci Code. The plans are really that old. GO Transit is always just around the corner for Grimsby, with St Catharines and Niagara Falls not far behind. (March 2008, July 2007, May 2004, our mayor even has a $1000 riding on it)

It’s easy to moan about the perpetual lateness of our collective GO Train, but I think Niagara residents have to understand the gargantuan task GO Transit and the province face. They can barely keep up with demand in the GTA proper, let alone find the resources for expansion. It takes trains or buses (which take time to manufacture) tracks and stations (which, at the moment, are a problem in Hamilton) and money (which has been in short supply lately).

If Ontario is serious about all this talk of smart growth, we will get our trains and buses. In the meantime, why don’t we figure out a better way to get from St Catharines to Niagara Falls than an hourly transfer at Brock University? Anyone up for some Regional transit?


2 responses to “Answering Your Google Searches!

  1. There you go just talking crazy again. The solution to regional transport is more cars. that’s why the government is bailing out the auto industry and that’s why there is no money for trains and buses.
    After all you can’t expect government subsidies for mass transit. Maybe we can find a way to call transit money a bailout instead of a subsidy.

  2. From what I understand, transit proponents in the US are counting on stimulus spending to get their projects funded, which is almost the same as a transit bailout. Same crisis, anyway.

    On the other hand, I don’t think Stephen Harper is aware that rail transit continued to exist after 1945. It is a pretty sad day for Canada when we are out-progressived by the US.

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