Toronto has a transit crisis. Riders are sardined into overcrowded buses, street cars, and subways, and traffic congestion is a major problem. We all agree we need more public transit.
So why did the Wynne Government and transit agency, Metrolinx, turn our new Union Station to Pearson Airport train into a service for wealthy jet setters? The 23 km long line has just two stops between the terminals, and it costs up to $27.50 to take the train one way. As we feared, virtually no one is riding the train.
It costs $3.00 to ride the 26KM long Bloor-Danforth line, so why should we pay up to $27.50 for this 23KM trip to the airport? That’s not fair.
The Union-Pearson train line must be an affordable, electrified, public train line for all.
The Union Pearson Express train received a shocking $52.26 government subsidy per ride during its first 10 months of operation, according to a Metrolinx report released Tuesday. This is […]
A Metrolinx report released quietly on Friday shows ridership levels on the controversial UPX train have dropped even further. The report shows the trains ran at just 8% capacity in […]
Thousands of transit riders are packed daily into an overcrowded Toronto transit system, while one transit line in Toronto continues to run virtually empty. Dane Grgas reports on the problem […]
Minor fare cuts on empty Union Pearson train are not enough to make the line a truly affordable and useful line for Toronto
On Thursday, the Metrolinx board will be discussing specific fare reductions at its board meeting. The fare reductions include allowing children 12 and under to ride free — up from 6 years […]
The TTC is overcrowded and breaking down and fares are going up again. We have got to get our priorities straight.
The Globe and Mail has picked up the story about near-empty UPX trains, brought to the media’s attention by TTCriders when the Metrolinx board received its second quarter report. “When the TTC […]
A Metrolinx report quietly released today shows ridership levels on the controversial UPX train have dropped 23% since they were last reported. Despite the shocking drop, Metrolinx maintains the train […]
Metro News just wrote an article about how Google Maps transit planner recommends you take the outrageously expensive UPX if you’re starting basically anywhere in the western part of Toronto. […]
We’re irked by the UP Express’s low ridership levels, are you? Toronto Star covers our survey count.
The Toronto Star wrote an article about our study on the low ridership levels on the UP Express. Marco, Shaun, and I (Jess) went up to Pearson Airport and counted […]
Last Thursday, TTCriders members counted riders exiting and entering the UP Express at Pearson Airport during rush hour from 7.30am to 9.30am. We discovered that on average just 14 people rode […]
The Ontario government’s Pan-Am Games transit plan isn’t enough for the vast majority of Torontonians
CP24 asked TTCriders to comment on the latest announcement by the Ontario Government on its plans to alleviate traffic during the PAN AM Games. Watch the clip. We question whether […]
Jessica Smith Cross wrote a great article for Metro News about our clean affordable train colouring competition. Thanks Jessica. Here’s the article.
Did you know this Spring unhealthy polluting dirty diesel trains will soon be running past some of our homes and schools? Here is where the trains will travel. Is your […]
What did we learn about clean trains at the first public meeting Metrolinx has held in over a year on this issue?
Just before you read this announcement, we want to tell you that: You are invited to our next Our Union Pearson meeting to get clean trains, more stops, and lower fares […]
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Metrolinx is hosting a public meeting with the Roncesvalles Macdonnell Residents Association to give an update on its progress in electrifying the Union Pearson line and installing sound walls. Tue. […]
You’re invited to a planning meeting to discuss and decide the next steps of our campaign to make sure the Union Pearson train is affordable, runs clean trains, and has […]
On December 11, the Province and Metrolinx approved a very expensive fare structure for Toronto’s new train, which will run from Union Station to Pearson Airport and back 400 times […]
Give workers a break on Union Pearson Express: Editorial Airport workers deserve a discount fare they can truly afford aboard a new rail line connecting Union Station and Pearson […]
Transit advocates push to make Union-Pearson rail link more affordable More local service along route also sought Speaking out /MIKE ADLER Jessica Bell of TTC Riders, Rick Ciccarelli of the […]
Thank you MPP Albanese for writing this letter. We trust you are negotiating behind the scenes to secure true TTC-level fare rates so your constituents can access better transit. Just […]
TORONTO – A Toronto transit advocacy group is staging a ‘day of action’ Wednesday to inform commuters about the potentially sky high cost of riding the Union-Pearson Express train. […]
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 […]
We need your help to make sure the Union Pearson line is electrified, has lower fares, and more stops. On December 11, Metrolinx and the Province will be deciding the […]
Download and print our petition calling on the province and Metrolinx to lower fares, put in more stops, and electrify the Union Pearson line. If you wish, […]
This week we sent a letter to Premier Wynne, Transportation Minister, Steven Del Duca, and Metrolinx requesting they make the Union-Pearson line a clean, affordable, and public train line with […]