Had a look at Bramalea GO station yesterday and almost complete. Compacting the Steeles entrance/exit that will ether see more concrete pour for it or be asphalted Once done along with the rest of the platform sidewalk built to the street, the entrance will be ready to open.
Been 5 month since I was last there and see no increase of cars in the structure, but there are a number of cars on the surface lot that is open.
Did not had a look at the track extension as I was on a timetable, but hope to do it this week.
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It also explained the backup on Steeles coming from the west where it was backup from the traffic lights to the exit/entrance for both the buses and car lanes. I was expecting to see a finish station, but it still not finish including the Steeles mess.The Steeles Avenue bus exit is so far behind, but it’ll be great when it finally opens.
That make true, but need seen the 3rd having any parking at all. The 2nd level hasn't been close to 50% and was about 30% on my visits. Some may had to do with surface parking taking place, but on a small scale.It was remembrance day so alot of people had the day off... usually the first 2 levels are full with 3rd being at 50% and spots being taken on outside
Hear hear! My Japanese husband is totally confounded by this as that's usual there. About Unionville specifically, we went there last year by GO and were annoyed the train went to a parking lot 20min from the main tourist area even though it still passes right through the main tourist area and the old station's still there. At least on weekends, I don't understand why they won't stop at the old station.In other countries train station are a destination with restaurants, shops and a place to live, like a community. Each station has its own vibe.
The Yonge subway has some of that and Sheppard is now finally getting some development 20 years after its built. I noticed that with crosstown there are developments that are springing up as we get closer to the opening.
My point is that we cannot keep using this model of building a station and expect people to drive there and park to take the train to the city. We need to be doing a better job building communities around these stations. Look at Unionville, there is now a plan to create a new downtown within walking distance of the station but 20 years too late.
New stations like Gormley and Bloomington barely have transit connections so you have no choice but to drive there. We need to do a better job integrating them into a community, and planning development when the station is getting built. Not 20 years later. Even North York Centre was the vision of former mayor Mel Lastman who wanted to make North York it's own city with its own downtown, and a lot has changed in 20 years, the redevelopment of this area is finally taking shape as we make it more pedestrian friendly.
No free parking or place to park. The buildings are heritage as well to close to the other stations. I have no issues with no parking as well to close to other stations.Hear hear! My Japanese husband is totally confounded by this as that's usual there. About Unionville specifically, we went there last year by GO and were annoyed the train went to a parking lot 20min from the main tourist area even though it still passes right through the main tourist area and the old station's still there. At least on weekends, I don't understand why they won't stop at the old station.
The 2nd track has been ballast, but still a lot of work. No cut in/switch in place at the south end, and fail to look at the north end.
Will the service pattern remain single track until the demolition of the RT, or will both tracks be used with only half a platform on the west side until the RT demolition?