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@BzmWillemsen For sure. But beyond the ridership number, there is the issue that CP owns the rail corridor and uses it for freight. Metrolinx has said it can't add service until there's a resolution to that issue.
Minister Kathryn McGarry says Cambridge GO service will be among her first briefings. Existing GO bus line there carries just 55 ppl per weekday. A month's worth of riders wouldn't fill a single GO train.
New transportation minister says she wants to investigate bringing GO train service to her riding, despite low existing ridership and big logistical challenges  https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2018/01/19/despite-low-ridership-new-transportation-minister-says-studying-go-train-service-for-her-riding-is-a-priority.html 
Other proposals are somewhat vague: "Assess the feasibility of providing microtransit as a service offering at the TTC," and "Explore big data insights."
TTC is already moving forward with one of the most significant measures: two-hour transfers. Also proposing to relieve overcrowding on surface routes, which would cost $1M and $4M a year thereafter.
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