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Hwy 7/Concord

Criteria

Many considerations factor into the assessment of new sites including:

Connectivity and Ridership Drivers

  • How many trips will start and end at this station?
  • Does the station connect to other transit lines and have the potential to improve service?
  • Does the station connect to key destinations?

Travel Time Savings

  • What are the time savings associated with the new station?

Market Potential

  • How well situated is the station in relationship to future market demand?

Development Potential

  • Can the station support future development and intensification?

Policy Alignment

  • Does the Station Area conform to Regional land use policy?

Construction Affordability

  • What is the cost to construct the station?

Ease of Construction

  • Can the required facilities be constructed in this location?

Hwy 7/Concord

This station has been evaluated as follows:

  • High: Construction affordability.
  • Medium: Market potential, development potential, policy alignment, connectivity and ridership, ease of construction.
  • Low: Travel time savings.

What are your thoughts on this analysis? Have we missed anything?

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Prisciak's avatar

The success of a stop here would be reliant upon the accompanying local transit connections to the employment centres north of Toronto. If you cannot easily get from the station to you job in say Markham, you will still drive you car.

In my mind, the success of station here would depend upon 'where you could get to' as opposed to people boarding for a trip to downtown.

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Franky's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 12:07

This station would like get a lot of usage via vehicle traffic due to it's location on a major artery

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LetsGo75's avatar
Mar 5, 2016 - 18:09

Important York Region VIVA connection and proximity to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

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arkdom's avatar
Mar 10, 2016 - 12:41

Centre street and Bathurst has become a very high density area that needs rapid downtown access nearby. It is wonderful there is Viva along the corridor but that is and east west transit. It is also wonderful there will be a new subway at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre but this will not significantly decrease the time to downtown nor the convenience to downtown from the current routes. At the moment the residents of the Centre street corridor need to take a bus to either Downsview or Finch stations. With the new Vaughan station the residents would still need to take Viva to the Metropolitan station which would mean going in the opposite direction (west) before having to go another 7 stops back east and south. This would not be quicker nor more convenient than travelling straight south on dufferin to downsview station for those near Dufferin and Centre or Centre street bus to Finch or even better the new Viva purple to Finch station from Centre street. To have a GO station on Centre and HWY 7 would be a major convenience and improve time to downtown travel not only for the high density Centre street corridor residents who could either walk, cycle, Viva or take a very short car ride but would easily serve as a major station for those around Bathurst and Dufferin North of Centre (and likely those just South of Centre) who could either come by bus or a short car ride. This would be a much better alternative and have much greater value than a barely used York GO station which is in a industrial area still requiring a shuttle to get to York University especially now considering York U will have a subway stop on site. Given this new subway stop York U students have no current need for a GO stop which is far away and as well York U has many transit options in addition to the new Subway stop. I have discussed this stop with many residents in the area and this would be a highly desirable stop in our very high density neighborhood of Centre Street.

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DV's avatar
Mar 12, 2016 - 15:30

Looking forward it is time that public transit should be easily and readily available to all.

This will reduce congestion on roads and make transit easy and reduce travel time.

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Flyrahie's avatar
Mar 13, 2016 - 00:17

This station is very important and we need in this area. Many people would use from all over the area as it would be an important hub to travel downtown and also North to Barrie region.

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Doray's avatar
Mar 13, 2016 - 21:58

there should be a viva new stop meeting with this proposed station. no brainer. York University GO should be demolished after the subway opens, and run the shuttle bus from here instead.

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Alizwell's avatar
Mar 15, 2016 - 01:00

With massive growth in our area traffic has become more of an issue. I the last 10 years alone commute time for me has increased by 15 minutes each way. This new station would save time and make it very convenient to use transit for downtown. We desperately need a station close to promenade terminal.

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ktunio's avatar
Mar 20, 2016 - 07:24

Many of people working in this area commute reside in north. Having a GO station will signifiantly eleviate the congestion / traffic along Highway 400 as well as Highway 404. A definite yes, to having a GO station at this location. Request to change time saving criteria to Medium as it saves times along other highways/busy corrdiors including on local roads in the Vaughan area.

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