Comment 113066

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted July 25, 2015 at 01:54:02 in reply to Comment 113062

As a professional Accountant, I believe that I can answer that question. It is a question of fixed cost structure.

In other words, if you don't run the buses during rush hour, then they are just sitting around doing nothing. Also, unless you try to schedule bus drivers for split shifts (which workers and their unions hate... and so would I) you have the drivers sitting around doing nothing.

The rush hour Toronto/Hamilton express busses are rather quite full. The trains are only express beyond Oakville. I see from the GO train Timetable that the scheduled morning train times leaving at 0700 and 0715 are 72 minutes and 77 minutes. The Go bus Timetable has a scheduled time of 105 minutes for the 0705 bus. And I know that it frequently beats that scheduled time.

The reason why many people take the bus is that bikes are banned from trains during rush hours in the peak direction. And if there are two bikes already in the front rack, people can put their bikes in the luggage compartment under the bus.

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