Post by M.I.Wakefield
Kathleen Wynne’s pledge to spend billions on a bullet train makes zero sense
I swear I have squandered days of my life thinking about this train to
Windsor and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is an onion of stupid.
Every layer you peel away reveals some new and terrible aspect that
doesn’t make any sense.
A bullet train to Windsor may not make sense, but high speed rail
service between various Ontario points would be a huge benefit to the
province. Rail is a nice way to travel, but service is so spotty that
most people don't even consider it to be a viable alternative.
People in Niagara were upset to lose commuter service from VIA and are
now upset that Ford has no interest in extending GO trains to the region.
One of the best vacations I ever had was the time we flew to Paris with
a train pass and wandered around. We were able to travel from just
about anywhere to any other point, and our longest transfer layover was
about 20 minutes, and trains ran on time.