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Metrolinx says the Air Rail Link is supposed to be express (so stop asking for more stops)

Just days after the unlikely team of Mike Layton and Frances Nunziata called for more stops on the rail link to Pearson Airport, Metrolinx has already nixed the idea. The current plan for the line has stops in Weston and at Dundas West and Bloor—and that, Metrolinx says, is how it will stay, even though council yesterday voted 40-2 in favour of Nunziata and Layton’s motion to add eight more stops (the additional stops would be at Eglinton West, the Junction, Liberty Village, Carleton Village, Jane, Etobicoke North, Woodbine and Humber). A Metrolinx spokesperson said after the vote that adding more stations will increase travel time (well, duh), and claims that improved GO service along the line will better serve local communities. We’d add that we can’t imagine many commuters would be willing to pay anything close to the projected $15-to-$35 fare. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »