Originally Posted by Reesonov
I'm jealous. Proof-of-fare just feels so small town to me (I know its stupid but it does.) So it seems like the cost of installing the fare gates starts to make economic sense (in terms of preventing fare evasion/saving money on fare patrolling) once a system hits ~400,000 daily riders. I wonder if, after the extension to 4 car trains is complete, the C-Train might be getting close to that magic number? I hope so.
What is also great about it is the smart card system we will be getting with it, and the potential for distance based fairs in the future (which Translink says they are considering a few years after people get used to the gates).
So funny, my Japanese friend was with me yesterday as they were unavailing the gates, and literally her exact word were "oh wow, Canada is becoming industrial country" hahahahaha, I found that kind of a strange comment, but I know the no fair gates system always catches Japanese off guard and makes an area feel "country side" to them.