Comment 113084

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:26:00 in reply to Comment 113066

Peak hour is not involved, because these are weekend Niagara trains.

There is no cannibalization of bus as this introduces Niagara destination in only 1 hour (which takes about 2 hours by bus, with a transfer), plus for the Toronto destination -- the bus is half the price of the train, but some people prefer the train.

I did some math calculations (researched locomotive fuel, 3 minutes of crew time, etc).

The Hamilton stop is profitable at beyond 3 boardings average per train (100% farebox recovery). The 4th person that boards, reduces taxpayer cost of running GO train service elsewhere in the network. As you being an accountant, I'd love you to check my numbers and comment when it comes out.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-07-26 11:41:35

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