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1 Case Study 1. February 2016 Union Pearson Express 1 The Route Connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto in a relaxing 25 minutes, the Union Pearson Express is set to simplify how Canada’s busiest airport is linked to its largest city. With only two brief stops at the Bloor and Weston GO Stations, the Union Pearson Express has a departure every 15 minutes. The service began running in June 2015. Stations The Union Pearson Express serves four key stations: Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson, Union Station in downtown Toronto, and the Bloor and Weston GO Stations. At Bloor, Weston and Union, travellers can connect to other regional destinations easily and quickly. The stations were designed to create a relaxing atmosphere with convenient amenities to serve guests during their brief wait for the next train. New Line The Union Pearson Express connects directly to Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson. A new rail connection branches off from the GO Kitchener Rail Corridor and travels three kilometres to the airport (in light blue in the map below). The new connecting line, or “spur,” was constructed by AirLINX Transit Partners Inc. and was originally scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014. 1 This case was composed by Dr. Gerhard Trippen, and updated by Dr. Gonzalo Romero. Information taken from the Union Pearson Express website ( ) is included with kind permission of Metrolinx.
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2 Vehicles For the Union Pearson Express, new trains were required to meet the unique operating environment of the airport. The selected Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) meet exacting vehicle performance and design specifications, and conform to the most stringent air quality requirements. Each vehicle provides comfortable and spacious seating for up to 60 people, and each (multiple) unit consists of two to three vehicles. In the following questions, we will assume three vehicles. Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal Link Train The LINK Train is an automated people mover connecting Terminals 1 and 3 (and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel) and the Viscount Station (Value Park Garage, Value Park Lot and ALT Hotel). The service uses two trains of six cars each. Each train has capacity for 180 passengers with baggage (30 per car - 18 standing, 12 seated). The 1,473 metres elevated system has a travel time of four minutes one way (from Terminal 1 via Terminal 3 to Viscount Station).
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  • Fall '13
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport, GO Transit, Union Pearson Express

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