The current NYCC situation: GO routes are replicating line 1's role - albeit with less frequency. You don't pay for the YRT/VIVA fare, and the GO fare is actually few cents less.I've been taking the GO Bus recently and I noticed some weird quirks with the fares on some of my trips:
I'm wondering if anyone else has found weird quirks in GO's fare system.
- Route 41 from Scarborough Town Centre to Richmond Hill Centre is $5.13, while it's $3.70 to go to Highway 407 (you can transfer onto the 66 and take it to the carpool lot at 400/Major Mackenzie and it's still $3.70).
- If you take Route 66 from Yonge/Green Lane, transfer to the 41 at Highway 407 and go to Scarborough Town Centre, it's $7.91. But, if you take the same trip in reverse, it's $6.90.
- Taking 40/41/52 between Highway 407 and Richmond Hill Centre is $3.70 whereas taking VIVA Orange would have cost $3.88. Since you get to take YRT for free if you travel on GO, it's $0.18 less expensive to take GO.
Edit: Makes me wonder how many people are going to take the 27/19 between Sheppard and Finch or the 29 between Square One and Kipling once TTC-GO-905 fare integration goes into effect since it'll be less expensive than a TTC-905 transfer.
It makes so much sense for those living along NYCC who travel to York Region. Paying another $3.30 to travel between the Finch and Sheppard stations is absurd.
Another bonus, the GO bus drops you off right in front of the VIVA platform; saves you the walk between subway platform and the regional bus terminal.