On Tuesday, our newly formed Union Pearson Coalition held a day of action and talked to riders at all the stops along the new Union Pearson line. The response from riders was overwhelmingly positive in support of our campaign for fair fares, more stops, and clean trains.
The Province and Metrolinx clearly knew about our event, because they announced to the media they were willing to give airport workers a fare discount and were dropping the $1.85 fare surcharge to make up for potential lost parking revenue at the airport. This is a step in the right direction, but it’s a long long way from making the Union Pearson line a true public transit line for all.
- Read Global News’ and the Star’s reports on the issue.
- Watch the video of today’s flyering. Thank you Rabble for making the video.
- Watch the video of NDP MPP Peter Tabuns raising questions about the affordability of the line at Queen’s Park.
- Send a message to the Province and Metrolinx that our new line should be affordable, have more stops, and run clean trains.
- Join us from 9.30am – 12.00pm on Thursday December 11 at 97 Front Street at the Metrolinx board meeting. Metrolinx will be announcing the fare price and a new timeline for electrification at this meeting. RSVP here.
- Want to get involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the Coalition is meeting with Metrolinx at 8.00am at 97 Front Street on Thursday December 4 to discuss our concerns about the cost of riding the Union Pearson line. Despite our requests for public consultation, Metrolinx will only allow 10 people to attend this private meeting. We will continue to ask Metrolinx and the Province to hold public consultations because transit affects all Torontonians. We will also report on the outcome of this meeting.