WATCH: Toronto Links Its Two Biggest Transportation Hubs
PHOTO: Pearson International Airport
The two biggest transportation hubs in all of Canada are Pearson International Airport on the outskirts of Toronto and the Union Station rail terminal downtown.
Between the two, they service almost 100 million passengers a year.
The interesting thing, however, is that they were never linked. Getting from one to the other required a lengthy, expensive taxi ride.
The city has run through its final tests and is set to open the Union Pearson Express in June, otherwise known as the UP Express.
Last week, reporters and dignitaries took a ride on the link that was more than 20 years in the making. The trip took about 22 minutes in a straight shot, though the UP Express will have two stops along the way between the airport and Union Station once it opens to the public.
At $27.50 each way, it’s not inexpensive. But it’s roughly the cost of a cab ride, saves the extra time in traffic, and discounts will be available for senior citizens, students, and children.
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