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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 4:50 PM
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From the above article:

"direct stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway and six elevators."

I'm confused about why we need such overkill for these stations. Sure some elevators are required for disability requirements but six? I spend a lot of time for work in Dresden and there's S-Bahn stops that service way, way more people daily than this stop ever will in 100 years and they are considerably more spartan but still perfectly functional.
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 5:52 PM
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From the above article:

"direct stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway and six elevators."

I'm confused about why we need such overkill for these stations.
Given the backlog of elevator repair jobs in this city (province?), you probably need six to make sure one is working at any time.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 4:39 PM
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Metrolinx to test Wi-Fi on GO Transit trains and buses this spring
(Toronto Star, Ben Spurr, Feb 21 2018)

GO Transit riders’ commutes are about to improve, as Metrolinx announced it will begin testing Wi-Fi on its vehicles this spring.

At a press conference at Union Station Wednesday, Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry and Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster said that Wi-Fi will be installed on two GO trains and four buses in April in order to gauge service quality and solicit feedback from customers.

Metrolinx, the Crown corporation that operates GO, intends to eventually deploy Wi-Fi across its train and bus fleet. The test period will last at least two months and cost $1.5 million. Verster said most of the cost will be for equipping the vehicles with Wi-Fi hardware.

“We know people want to use Wi-Fi services when they travel,” said McGarry, who noted that free Wi-Fi on the Union Pearson Express is extremely popular with riders.

“Access to the internet is a vital part of our daily lives. Testing Wi-Fi provides the opportunity to ensure connectivity and quality service is provided, as we know that’s what our customers expect and deserve.”

Wi-Fi service is already installed at a majority of GO stations.

During the test phase, two different providers will operate Wi-Fi on one train and two buses each, after which Metrolinx will select a provider.

The test trains won’t run on any particular routes, but the Wi-Fi-enabled buses will be deployed on routes more heavily used by students, according to Metrolinx. All of the Wi-Fi-enabled vehicles will be marked on the outside.


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Old Posted Feb 26, 2018, 2:34 PM
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Mission creep…

Commuters can soon order groceries online and pick them up at GO stations
(Toronto Star, Francine Kopun, Feb 26 2018)

Loblaws and Metrolinx are about to change the definition of food on-the-go.

Beginning this spring, Canada’s largest retailer will allow commuters to order groceries online and pick them up at five GO Transit stations: Bronte, Oakville, Rouge Hill, Whitby and Clarkson.

Orders placed by midnight will be filled for next-day, homebound pick-up.

“Commuting is a big part of everybody’s lives,” said Jeremy Pee, senior vice-president, e-commerce, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.

“It seems to fit what people are thinking of on their way home from work: getting groceries and preparing a meal.”

Pee said the new service is a natural extension of the grocer’s click-and-collect service, which allows people to shop online and pick-up in store, for a fee of between $3 and $5.

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2018, 8:34 PM
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Mission creep…

Commuters can soon order groceries online and pick them up at GO stations
(Toronto Star, Francine Kopun, Feb 26 2018)

Loblaws and Metrolinx are about to change the definition of food on-the-go.

Beginning this spring, Canada’s largest retailer will allow commuters to order groceries online and pick them up at five GO Transit stations: Bronte, Oakville, Rouge Hill, Whitby and Clarkson.

Orders placed by midnight will be filled for next-day, homebound pick-up.

“Commuting is a big part of everybody’s lives,” said Jeremy Pee, senior vice-president, e-commerce, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.

“It seems to fit what people are thinking of on their way home from work: getting groceries and preparing a meal.”

Pee said the new service is a natural extension of the grocer’s click-and-collect service, which allows people to shop online and pick-up in store, for a fee of between $3 and $5.

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>Loblaws

What a sad state that our public transit agency is working with a crooked corp like Loblaws.
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