Comment 113649

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted August 24, 2015 at 12:59:40 in reply to Comment 113643

It's an Amtrak style move. If you read the history of the decimation of train service, there was a lot of consolidation of train service to fewer stations that are cheaper to operate.

If you know the history of the train service cutbacks of the 1950-1980s due to the boom of airplane flight, many cities merged train stations into one station.

So, VIA merged Burlington Station, Dundas Station, and Hamilton Station into one stop at Aldershot. We held out far longer than many American cities, and only finally consolidated after the 1991 recession; a lot longer. But we weren't the only city to get this consolidation; if you study the history of train cutbacks, you will recognize the Aldershot pattern all over North America.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-08-24 13:02:53

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