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17 hours ago, Gil said:

The MiWay Five Plan site has quietly removed the notice about shifting routes from Islington to Kipling planned for some time this "Fall".  The scheduled Service Change dates are still listed as September 7, October 26 and December 21 with the last one typically coinciding with the Christmas holidays.  I guess the completion date for Kipling (as well as Churchill Meadows Community Centre) has slipped.  I'm guessing unless something changes with construction, the October Service Change will just be minor tweaks to the schedule.

The proposal to take the 87 MEADOWVALE-SKYMARK off the Transitway seems easy enough to do at any time.  It'd probably shave off a few minutes by staying on Eglinton and facilitate transfers at Dixie.

At this rate their 2020 map won't be realized until 2021 at the earliest!  Will the Hurontario LRT face the same fate in the next MiWay Five plan?!

I already stated it will be year end, but more like early 2021 before the Hub open. Cannot open the Hub with no elevators to GO platform, TTC PPUDO and work just starting on TTC parking lot. It does not look like the walk-in building on the north side have the elevator in place as well. Lot of finishing material to be install along pouring the concrete driveway for the Hub. Most of the platform is pour with snow melting system in place. No idea what is out standing inside the Hub or the tunnel. Until all elevators are working, Hub close to being use.

The city has signed an extension with TTC for Islington up to the end of the year and most likely a short option for 2021. TTC want Mississauga Bus bays at the south end so they can tear the old terminal down in 2021 that was supposed happen before now.

As for the 5-year plan, the city currently not allowing the public to attend any council, planning committee or other meetings until sometime in 2021. Based on what taking place, easy to push the plan down the road as it will not have any impact on current service for sometime.

I sit on a City committee and all meetings for the rest of the year will be online. The last meeting 4 months ago was online. Its the same way for a Toronto EA committee I am on and we are supposed to have a public Open house by year end. No idea at this time how it will be done or if it can be done.

Tweaking of routes will happen for schedule change periods and based on ridership as well for this year. Tweaking routes has always been an ongoing thing since 2001 and saying we are doing something.

As for Hurontario LRT, it still on schedule for fall 2024 start up. Britannia to Matheson will be the first intersections to have construction traffic light. Guild was working on the poles for guide wire supports I saw last week. Once install, the rest of the medium will be removed along with the traffic light.

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They seemed to have put up the new system map overnight as of Labour Day evening they still had the August system map with the blue notice up top at shelters.  The September system map has a purple notice, which makes it easy to tell which map is which.

With the MiWay Next5 currently paused since public consultation can't really happen with COVID, I've finally gotten the chance to transcribe the survey conducted back in January (keep that in mind when you see some of the questions) that would shape the new plan.  Aside from a bit of repetitive marketing reinforcement - MiWay, Mississauga's public transit system - it's interesting to see what they pitted against each other in the survey.  It felt at times like getting new glasses, is this better or worse?  Some of the choices in Section 7 were tough!

 

1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about travel and commuting?

[Rank: Disagree strongly/Disagree somewhat/Neither agree nor disagree/Agree somewhat/Agree strongly/Don’t Know]

I often have to budget more travel time than a few years ago for the same trip.

Traffic congestion is an increasing concern across the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

People like me do not take public transit.

Having a strong public transit system makes cities more livable for everyone.

Mobile tools like Google Maps help me avoid traffic congestion and find the best route.

 

2. Thinking of a typical week, which of the following modes of travel do you use? Check all that apply.

Other public transit (GO, TTC, Oakville Transit, Brampton Transit, York Region Transit, etc.)

Personal car (yours or your household’s)

Uber, Lyft, taxi service

Walking or bicycling

MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system

Other person’s car (owned outside your household)

 

3. Now we have some questions about public transit. How familiar are you with MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system?

Highly familiar

Somewhat familiar

Generally unfamiliar

 

4. How often do you use MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system?

Frequently (8+ trips/week)

Regularly (2-7 trips/week)

Occasionally (1-4 trips/month)

Infrequently (less than once/month)

Never (Non-rider)

 

5. How likely are you to use MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system in the next three months or so?

Definitely will

Probably will

Might or might not

Probably will not

Definitely will not

 

6.  Based on your perceptions, how would you rate MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system, on the following attributes?

[Rate: Very good/Good/Satisfactory/Fair/Poor/Not applicable or Don’t know]

a. Ease of travel with stroller or wheeled shopping buggy.

b. Frequency of service.

c. Overall travel time to get where you want to go.

d. Providing covered transit shelters at your departure or transfer points.

e. Value received for fare cost.

f. Availability of seats to sit in.

g. Able to stand or move comfortably on the bus (not being packed together).

h. Ease of travel with bicycle (using rack on front of bus).

i. Easy to transfer between routes.

j. Ease of travel on buses for wheelchairs.

k. Feeling safe while on-board transit.

l. Feeling safe while waiting for transit at the stop.

m. Proximity of bus routes near you.

n. Reliability of service (on schedule).

 

7. Please indicate which ONE of the following features would be MOST motivating to you and which ONE would be LEAST motivating to you to use MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system, more often.

a. Free Uber trip to or from your transit stop

Transit alerts sent to you when your bus is on detour or late

More frequent service late night/overnight

You can see where your bus is on a map in real time

Transit payment via an app

 

b. MiWay buses given a higher priority on roads

Free Uber trip to or from your transit stop

Rewards program linked to frequency of use

Bus always on time at your stop

More frequent service on weekends

 

c. MiWay buses given a higher priority on roads

Bus stop closer to your home or destination

Fewer transfers/more direct routes

Having a seat/or no more than 10 minutes standing

Transit payment via an app

 

d. MiWay buses given a higher priority on roads

Bus always on time at your stop

Transit shelter at your stop/your transfer location

More frequent service throughout the day

Transit payment via an app

 

e. MiWay buses given a higher priority on roads

An Express route in your area

Free, reliable Wi-Fi provided on all buses

More frequent service late night/overnight

Easy-to-use mobile tools to plan your route

 

f. Transit alerts sent to you when your bus is on detour or late

Rewards program linked to frequency of use

Bus stop closer to your home or destination

Transit shelter at your stop/your transfer location

More frequent service late night/overnight

 

g. Rewards program linked to frequency of use

An Express route in your area

Bus always on time at your stop

Having a seat/or no more than 10 minutes standing

You can see where your bus is on a map in real time

 

h. Free Uber trip to or from your transit stop

Fewer transfers/more direct routes

Having a seat/or no more than 10 minutes standing

Transit shelter at your stop/your transfer location

Easy-to-use mobile tools to plan your route

 

i. An Express route in your area

Having a seat/or no more than 10 minutes standing

More frequent service throughout the day

More frequent service late night/overnight

More frequent service on weekends

 

j. Free Uber trip to or from your transit stop

Bus stop closer to your home or destination

An Express route in your area

Free, reliable Wi-Fi provided on all buses

Transit payment via an app

 

k. Transit alerts sent to you when your bus is on detour or late

Bus stop closer to your home or destination

Bus always on time at your stop

More frequent service on weekends

Easy-to-use mobile tools to plan your route

 

l. Transit alerts sent to you when your bus is on detour or late

Rewards program linked to frequency of use

Fewer transfers/more direct routes

Free, reliable Wi-Fi provided on all buses

More frequent service throughout the day

 

m. Fewer transfers/more direct routes

Transit shelter at your stop/your transfer location

Free, reliable Wi-Fi provided on all buses

More frequent service on weekends

You can see where your bus is on a map in real time

 

8. Which of the following types of MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system trips do you take in a typical month? Check all that apply.

Take MiWay to or from a GO train station or GO bus stop

Take MiWay to connect with Brampton transit, Oakville transit, the TTC or other regional transit

Travel on MiWay to a destination within Mississauga

 

9. Mississauga is currently constructing a light rail transit line along the centre corridor of Hurontario Street from Port Credit GO station to Brampton. What impact does the upcoming Hurontario Light Rail line have on your perceptions of Mississauga’s public transit system? Would you say it makes you feel…?

Much more favourable

A little more favourable

A little less favourable

Much less favourable

No impact on your perceptions

Don’t Know

 

10. Presto is the electronic fare card used by MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system, GO Transit and other local transit systems such as the TTC. Do you  currently have an active Presto Card?

Yes

No

 

11. How many (drivable) personal-use cars or vehicles does your household have?

None

One

Two

Three or more

 

12. Do you, personally, currently have a valid driver’s license (G2 or G)?

Yes

No

 

13. Which of the following do you have installed or bookmarked on your smart phone? Check all that apply.

Transit app live-tracking transit

Any ride-service app (Uber, Lyft or a local taxi company)

Apple Maps

Triplinx trip planner

MiWay trip planner

Any parking app

Google Maps

GO app

Some other transit app (specify)

None of these on my phone

Do not have a smart phone

 

14. If MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system wanted to reach you with news about new routes or new transit features or benefits, what is the best way that you are truly likely to notice/read? Check as many as apply or write in your own suggestion.

Digital signage above overpasses or on transit shelters

Social media ad (on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.)

Online notice on insauga.com

Flyer delivered to your mailbox

Email

Insert included in City of Mississauga mailed communication

Noticein the Mississauga News

Text message

Something else (specify)

 

15. Which of the following applies to you?

I live in Mississauga

I live outside Mississauga but I travel into Mississauga for work or school

I do not live or work or attend school in Mississauga

 

16. What is your age?

 

17. Please indicate the first three digits of your postal code.

 

18. Do you or does anyone in your household work for…? Check all that apply.

The City of Mississauga

MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit system

Any company working in partnership with MiWay

Any other public transit company

Marketing research

None of the above

 

19. What is your main reason for using public transit? Pick one.

School: to get to or from Secondary or Post-Secondary classes

Work: Commuting to job

Personal: Errands, appointments, visiting people, going out

 

20. Are you…?

Female

Male

Non-binary/Prefer not to say

 

21. What is your occupation? Pick one.

Student

Employed Full-time

Employed Part-time

Homemaker/Caregiver

Retired

Looking for work

 

22. What is your household composition? Pick one.

Adults only

Adult(s) plus any teens or kids

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The barricades for the access road on the south side of the Cooksville GO parking garage were removed today, meaning theoretically MiWay could get the 28 CONFEDERATION and 91 HILLCREST into the station now.  I'm not sure what would be the optimal routing.  Following GO's routing into the station via the condo access road and then exit via the station access road?  Or enter and exit via the station access road and then go around the parking garage to get to the bus loop on the north side of the garage?  Would the extension of the 53 KENNEDY (if it's still going ahead) into Cooksville GO be concurrent with the restoration of MiWay service or would they wait until the October Service Change?  Meanwhile the displays at each platform now appear to be fully installed, just not turned on.

The current setup at Cooksville makes transferring between GO Buses and MiWay difficult with the combination of bad timing and the respective stop locations.

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On 9/14/2020 at 5:16 PM, Gil said:

The barricades for the access road on the south side of the Cooksville GO parking garage were removed today, meaning theoretically MiWay could get the 28 CONFEDERATION and 91 HILLCREST into the station now.  I'm not sure what would be the optimal routing.  Following GO's routing into the station via the condo access road and then exit via the station access road?  Or enter and exit via the station access road and then go around the parking garage to get to the bus loop on the north side of the garage?  Would the extension of the 53 KENNEDY (if it's still going ahead) into Cooksville GO be concurrent with the restoration of MiWay service or would they wait until the October Service Change?  Meanwhile the displays at each platform now appear to be fully installed, just not turned on.

The current setup at Cooksville makes transferring between GO Buses and MiWay difficult with the combination of bad timing and the respective stop locations.

The barriers had nothing to do stopping 28 and 91 from using the new bus bay at the parking structure. The road between the condo has been the way the GO buses have been using to get to the bus bays and have the option of using the old route to Hillcrest or the new John St exit. 91 & 28 will use the old route leaving the bus terminal.

I haven't seen any liability issues since late Aug that is stopping 91 & 28 from using the new bus bays.

If 53 is to go to the GO station, either the headway will have to be increase for the extra travel time or another bus will have to be added to the route that will decease in headway. Due COVID-19 losses fare wise, 53 will most like remain as is until sometime in 2021, if then at all for 2021.

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I doubt it will make a huge difference though in regards to headway, the 53 even before covid typically had quite a bit of extra time during the route and on top of that some time as a layover on hurontario, an extra 2 minutes each way ( minus rush hour ) would likely keep the schedule the same. Adding another bus for less than an extra Km of route wouldn’t make any sense 

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I stumbled across one clue as to the completion of the Kipling Hub (and the subsequent transfer of MiWay routes from Islington station) on the Transit Toronto website regarding the closure of the temporary PPUDO at Kipling.  According to the notice from GO Transit (emphasis mine):

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What's changing

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18, the temporary Kiss & Ride (TTC passenger pick-up and drop-off) along Aukland Road will be closed. A new paid TTC parking lot is being built in this area. There will be changes to how you access the station during construction:

  • Use the paid TTC south parking lot via Munster Avenue to access the train platform and GO Station building
  • There is no elevator access to the north or the south side of the station. If you require the use of an elevator, please use Dixie GO Station. 

Later this year a new permanent Kiss & Ride along with an elevator, located northeast of the new bus terminal is expected to open.

Two new elevators connecting to the train platform are also expected to open later this year.

Kipling GO Construction Map

Depending on how much later this year they're talking about could we see the migration take place with the late October Service Change or will they just hold off until the January Service Change?  If it were ready mid-board period would there be a contingency plan to migrate as soon as it was ready?  The terminal itself is further along than the PPUDO, but then again it's a far more complex build.

Meanwhile at the Cooksville GO station construction potentially impeding MiWay's access to the bus loop is slated to wrap up by Monday, September 21.  If it was simply a liability issue for MiWay to access the bus loop with the ongoing construction, then that should be solved by next week.

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Going to be interesting how 2 and 103 will be reroute for this mess pertaining to the LRT construction.

QEW and Hurontario intersection will see a full Hurontario closure Thanksgiving 2021 or 2022 for 65-72 hours non stop work. There are a few major issues to deal with before hand that has surface with low water table and flooding being one of them. This could change to Labour Day or ?

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Did my first test run from Cooksville GO station by Confederation to Hurontario and it will take 5 minutes for 53 extension.

Up to my last visit, have never seen this sign at Cooksville Station. Its at the GO bus bay waiting room area.

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On 9/21/2020 at 2:02 PM, drum118 said:

Going to be interesting how 2 and 103 will be reroute for this mess pertaining to the LRT construction.

QEW and Hurontario intersection will see a full Hurontario closure Thanksgiving 2021 or 2022 for 65-72 hours non stop work. There are a few major issues to deal with before hand that has surface with low water table and flooding being one of them. This could change to Labour Day or ?

Wasn't the idea to simply pad the times to compensate for the traffic generated by the construction.  I doubt they'd completely close the road in either direction.  MiWay has already suggested alternate routes to the Hurontario corridor like the 8 CAWTHRA, 28 CONFEDERATION, 53 KENNEDY and 66 McLAUGHLIN.  I could see the 53 KENNEDY being rerouted along Confederation if they ever extend it to Cooksville GO.

On 9/23/2020 at 7:59 PM, drum118 said:

Did my first test run from Cooksville GO station by Confederation to Hurontario and it will take 5 minutes for 53 extension.

Up to my last visit, have never seen this sign at Cooksville Station. Its at the GO bus bay waiting room area.

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That sign has been there since they opened the bus loop for GO passengers.  Seeing as MiWay doesn't currently serve the bus loop, they need to be directed to where they can catch the MiWay buses stopping outside of the station.

Transit Toronto has an update on when that might be (emphasis added in green😞

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Metrolinx is continuing its project to upgrade Cooksville GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion project.

Starting Monday,September 21, GO Transit is opening the east pavilion, east tunnel, east side of the platform and the pedestrian bridge for passengers to use.

The full length of the platform is now available for you to use. Spread out along the platform to board your train.

The east pavilion, north of the passenger pick-up and drop-off area or “Kiss and Ride”, provides more amenities - a waiting area, secure indoor bike shelter and outdoor bike shelter. Inside, you have direct access to the new east tunnel. East-tunnel access is also available from the station building.

If you need an elevator to get to the train platform, use the elevators in the west tunnel or at the pedestrian bridge. The elevator connecting the east tunnel to the east side of the platform is currently out of service.

The pedestrian bridge connecting to the platform, which is accessible from the fourth floor of the parking garage, is also open for you to use.

All six levels of the parking garage are also now fully open, providing more than 1,800 new spots. This brings the total number of parking spots at the station to more than 2,500.

The east pavilion and the east side of the platform have no PRESTO fare-card machines or ticket-vending machines “until later next month” or until October 31. Payment devices remain available in the station building, west tunnel, pedestrian bridge and the bus loop.

Construction is ongoing at the station. Some items, including digital signs, will not be complete “until later this fall” or until November 14.

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Since Monday, August 17, GO has closed stairwells on the north side of the parking garage by the bus loop. Look for signs with information about how to get to where you are going safely. GO says it needs to close part of this area to install a glass canopy. GO continues to close stairwells “on a rotating basis” until work “later this month”, or until September 30.

Monday, May 25, GO opened a new passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or “kiss and ride”) on the east side of the station and a new bus terminal on the north side of the parking garage.

Since “the week of May 4”, GO has closed all parking spaces on the main lot west of Hurontario Street, as contractors resurface the lot. GO says that ample space, including carpool and accessible parking spots, is available in the parking garage. The parking lot remains closed “until the end of 2020” or until about December 31.

If they wrap construction early, there's a chance that the screens will be activated and routes transferred back into Cooksville GO for the October 26 Service Change.  I'm curious as to what will be displayed on the screens.  The ones at Erindale GO have yet to be turned on as well and it seems GO is rolling them out at other stations as well.

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18 hours ago, Gil said:

Wasn't the idea to simply pad the times to compensate for the traffic generated by the construction.  I doubt they'd completely close the road in either direction.  MiWay has already suggested alternate routes to the Hurontario corridor like the 8 CAWTHRA, 28 CONFEDERATION, 53 KENNEDY and 66 McLAUGHLIN.  I could see the 53 KENNEDY being rerouted along Confederation if they ever extend it to Cooksville GO.

That sign has been there since they opened the bus loop for GO passengers.  Seeing as MiWay doesn't currently serve the bus loop, they need to be directed to where they can catch the MiWay buses stopping outside of the station.

Transit Toronto has an update on when that might be (emphasis added in green😞

If they wrap construction early, there's a chance that the screens will be activated and routes transferred back into Cooksville GO for the October 26 Service Change.  I'm curious as to what will be displayed on the screens.  The ones at Erindale GO have yet to be turned on as well and it seems GO is rolling them out at other stations as well.

I tell you for a fact the Hurontario will be 100% close in both direct at the QEW for Thanksgiving 2021 or 2022 as I noted. Buses will have to use Queensway/Cawthra/Lakeshore? for that weekend from my point of view. As far as I know, all on Ramps to the QEW as well the westbound Off ramp will be close as well.

Sorry, but sign hasn't been there since GO started to use the new bus bays and have photos showing no sign. If there was a sign then, would had shot it.

Can't see any reason why miWay can't use the bus bays since they open or a few days ago when I was there.

As for 53, if it stays 100% on Confederation and not follow 28 route, going to need an extra 5+ minutes added to the current schedule. If 53 does get extended to the GO Station, may think twice of using GO trains to Union when I have to.

Construction of Hurontario infrastructure gets underway early 2021 where padded time will be needed and continue to late 2023 or early 24.

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@mikenoza Regarding the XDE60 buses, they are currently in production at New Flyer and delivery should begin anytime soon, likely sometime within the next few weeks. They will have the BAE HybriDrive like all the existing hybrids. They will also have the New Flyer Smart Rider system.

However there is a good chance they won't hit the road until 2021, as any incidental things such as training, preparation of new buses etc. has been deferred due to staffing and budget pressures.

As for the comments about the 53 being extended to Cooksville, the original MiWay Five plan did have the 53 terminating there however it was deferred due to the construction at the station. I do feel it will be extended there eventually as the current on street loop is not very sufficient from a operations perspective. Regardless of the routing, the round trip time (RTT) will increase so either the frequency gets reduced with less buses or an additional bus gets added. The current 35 minute midday and evening service (70 min RTT, 2 buses) can probably be adjusted to 40 minutes (80 min RTT) without adding any resources as ridership was light even before the pandemic. If peak ridership eventually returns to pre-pandemic levels then a extra bus would likely be required to avoid the existing 20-22 minute frequency being reduced (80-88 min RTT, 4 buses).

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2 hours ago, Doppelkupplung said:

Wouldn't they use North and South Service Roads?

I have no idea how buses will be routed at this time during the closure, but I would go this way as the service roads will be plug with traffic delaying the buses.

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On 9/26/2020 at 10:21 AM, drum118 said:

I tell you for a fact the Hurontario will be 100% close in both direct at the QEW for Thanksgiving 2021 or 2022 as I noted. Buses will have to use Queensway/Cawthra/Lakeshore? for that weekend from my point of view. As far as I know, all on Ramps to the QEW as well the westbound Off ramp will be close as well.

Sorry, but sign hasn't been there since GO started to use the new bus bays and have photos showing no sign. If there was a sign then, would had shot it.

Can't see any reason why miWay can't use the bus bays since they open or a few days ago when I was there.

As for 53, if it stays 100% on Confederation and not follow 28 route, going to need an extra 5+ minutes added to the current schedule. If 53 does get extended to the GO Station, may think twice of using GO trains to Union when I have to.

Construction of Hurontario infrastructure gets underway early 2021 where padded time will be needed and continue to late 2023 or early 24.

The sign has been there, given its size it's hard to miss and I can see it from the train at the east end of the bus loop.  It gets moved around when work is being done in the area and on some days I've seen it tipped over either from the wind or a careless construction worker.

As for the traffic on Hurontario, unless the road is going to be completely closed the corridor still needs to be serviced, much like the Eglinton corridor in Toronto during construction of the LRT there.  They'll have no other option but to pad the timing.  From Cooksville GO southward, if the 103 HURONTARIO EXPRESS winds up serving the station they could conceiveably run down Confederation to Trillium as it's a close enough walk to Hurontario.

If the 53 KENNEDY does wind up being detoured to Confederation, it would not share any stops with the 28 CONFEDERATION until it got to Hillcrest and then at Cooksville GO.  The alternative once construction starts on that stretch of Hurontario is probably going be more than the 5 minutes.

In other things that may be of interest, I've been trying to find the route ridership information on the City's website.  I know it exists, but the website revamp was making finding it trickier.  Thankfully it's been posted on UrbanToronto:

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Now all that's needed is a Steve Munro-esque analysis.  Dumping the data into a spreadsheet would also be useful for sorting and comparison purposes.  There are a few anomalies such as some of the 300-series high school routes registering with 0 passengers.

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The October 26 Service Changes are now available for viewing.  Nothing dramatic, just some schedule tweaks.

On Monday, October 26, MiWay is adjusting schedules on several routes to improve connections across the network. Service changes include:

  1. Schedule changes on various routes

  2. More frequent evening service on weekdays on Route 42 Derry

1. Schedules changes on various routes

Starting Monday, October 26, schedules will change on the following routes:

  • 9 Rathburn-Thomas
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe
  • 42 Derry
  • 68 Terry Fox
  • 73 Kamato
  • 74 Explorer
  • 76 City Centre-Subway
  • 90 Terragar-Copenhagen Loop
  • 91 Hillcrest-Cooksville GO
  • 101 Dundas Express
 

2. More frequent evening service on weekdays on Route 42 Derry

Starting Monday, October 26, new trips have been added after 8:30 p.m. to improve service frequency.

 

Passing through Cooksville GO today it appears they've properly renumbered the platforms and have put up the MiWay stop flag signage but have yet to assign the routes to their respective bays/platforms.  Platforms 11 and 10 are the easternmost now and are still assigned to GO.  The next two (Platforms 8 & 9) have no signage and I assume will be used for layovers, one each for GO and MiWay perhaps?  The remaining five look to be for MiWay.  One platform each for the 28 CONFEDERATION (since it only runs in the peak direction, which seems a bit odd but I get the reasoning), 53 KENNEDY (whenever it eventually gets extended), 91 HILLCREST and then possibly one for each direction of a Hurontario corridor route (local or express).  Still not sure about the routing in and out of the station.  The shift of the GO platforms to the east end of the bus loop puts the washroom and green PRESTO loading machine in the middle of all of the MiWay platforms.

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Cooksville GO – MiWay buses: routes 28 and 91 will use new bus loop starting tomorrow
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Cooksville GO passengers: Starting tomorrow, MiWay buses: routes 28 and 91, will use the new bus loop to pick up and drop off passengers.

Please board route 28 at platform 6 and route 91 at platform 7.

The new bus loop is located on the north side of the parking garage, between the west tunnel and pedestrian bridge.

MiWay buses: routes 28 and 91, will no longer use the north-west corner of Hurontario Street and John Street to pick up and drop off passengers.

Click here to get the most recent construction updates on your station.
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Until I get some shots from the GO platforms to confirm what I am seeing on the north side, it looks like there is now 16 bays in place of 14. The north side saying 8 bays with GO having 7 & 8 at the east end. All bays have display screens for both direction, with platform 8 being testing.

All the new driveway around TTC sub station is fully built to the new layout. Ground being compacted and sub base lay for the new Kiss & ride east-west area. 

Not sure why there is a mesh over the walkway area.

The new station is mostly completed on the exterior and no idea on the inside. No idea what has to be done in the tunnel to connect the new station to TTC station other no elevator in place yet. 

Knowing Metrolinx, they could open the terminal before year end without the elevator and forcing the accessibility riders to do a long kike with TTC parking lot to open in 2021.

Lot more up on my site.

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13 hours ago, drum118 said:

Oct 2

Until I get some shots from the GO platforms to confirm what I am seeing on the north side, it looks like there is now 16 bays in place of 14. The north side saying 8 bays with GO having 7 & 8 at the east end. All bays have display screens for both direction, with platform 8 being testing.

All the new driveway around TTC sub station is fully built to the new layout. Ground being compacted and sub base lay for the new Kiss & ride east-west area. 

Not sure why there is a mesh over the walkway area.

The new station is mostly completed on the exterior and no idea on the inside. No idea what has to be done in the tunnel to connect the new station to TTC station other no elevator in place yet. 

Knowing Metrolinx, they could open the terminal before year end without the elevator and forcing the accessibility riders to do a long kike with TTC parking lot to open in 2021.

Lot more up on my site.

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The website doesn't say which GO Bus routes will be serving the new station. 

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