From CURBED NY
The MTA will increase Q service during the morning and even rush hours.
the MTA will make a small increase to the number of Q trains along the Second Avenue Subway line during morning and afternoon rush hours. But don’t get too excited, because the service change won’t be huge: It will add one southbound train during the morning rush hour, and one northbound train during the evening rush hour. But according to the MTA, this small measure will help keep trains from overcrowding as ridership along the line increases.
According to Wynton Habersham, the MTA’s head of subways, daily ridership on the Second Avenue line has surged from 124,000 riders during opening week to about 176,000 riders every day during the week. Meanwhile, ridership on the 4/5/6 lines has dipped 40 percent during morning rush hour, and 26 percent overall.
And the agency says that wait times have decreased along the Lexington Avenue line now that many commuters have switched over to the Second Avenue Subway.
From CBC.ca via Californa Rail News
A high-speed rail corridor in southern Ontario is “exactly what our economy needs,” Premier Kathleen Wynne says.
Wynne officially announced plans for a high-speed rail line from Toronto to Windsor Friday morning, with stops in Kitchener-Waterloo and London, by 2025.
“This is an idea that has been around for a very long time,” Wynne said during the announcement in London. “We decided it was time to take a serious look at an idea that’s been around for decades.”
Wynne said seven million people live along the corridor between Toronto and Windsor and the current transportation options just aren’t good enough.
“This is where our economy thrives, is along that corridor,” she said. “It’s exactly what our economy needs.”
The project would use a combination of existing track and new rail lines dedicated to the high-speed train, officials told CBC News. It would include stops in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Chatham, and connect to Toronto Pearson International Airport.