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 fare price of our new 23km-long Union Pearson train line. That’s less than 30 days away! It could cost an outrageous $20 to $30 to ride the train, making it completely unaffordable. Metrolinx will also be announcing a new timeline for electrification at its next December 11 meeting.
Please work with us to make sure the Union-Pearson train line is an affordable, clean, public train line for all.
1. Join us and talk to workers, residents, and riders on our Day of Action on Wednesday, November 26. If you want to come then contact one of the following point people. (If you want to bottom-line your own stop and time then connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Viscount GO Station (Value Park Garage at Toronto Pearson Airport), 12.00pm-4.00pm. Contact: Sean Smith, 416 277 1242 email@example.com
- Weston GO Station, 7.00am-10.00am. Contact: Laura Alderson, 647 636 3989, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bloor GO Station, 6.30am – 8.00am. Contact: Doug Bennet, 647 472 5340, email@example.com
- Dundas West TTC Subway Station, 5.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact: James Braun, 647 880 7196, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Union Pearson Station, 5.00pm – 6.30pm. Contact: Rick, 647 233 7624, email@example.com
2. Come to our rally, and attend the Metrolinx meeting on Thursday, December 11, 9.30am – 12.00pm (approximately), 97 Front St West. RSVP at the bottom of this blog post.
3. Send a personal message to Metrolinx and the Province @ https://www.change.org/p/lower-the-fares-on-the-union-pearson-train-line.
Our petition and fliers are available for you to use and print.
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 does the Wynne Government and provincial transit agency, Metrolinx, want to turn the new Union Station to Pearson Airport train line into a service for the 1%?
The 23 km long line will only have two stops between the terminals, even though the line travels through some of Canada’s most densely populated areas, including Liberty Village. It could also cost up to $20 to $30 to travel one way. That’s highway robbery.
The Union-Pearson train line must be an affordable, clean, public train line for all.
Our coalition is calling for Metrolinx and the Province to:
- charge affordable TTC-level fares and accept fare transfers
- run frequent service, and include more stops
- run clean electric trains asap, not cancerous diesel trains
- talk to residents before deciding the fare price
- keep the service public