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Old Posted Aug 27, 2019, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Crawford View Post
I assume they mean $400 CAD for the train ride, not one-way, which is certainly competitive with flights. A $300 USD fare is reasonable, IMO.

But we'll see if this is implemented. The current Amtrak service isn't practical for most travelers, and it's kind of a joke to have such poor service between the two most transit-oriented metros in U.S.-Canada.

Another question- Where is this train stopping in NYC? Penn is at capacity most of the day and probably isn't an option. Metro North has capacity at Grand Central, but are they amenable to another user?
The most transit-oriented metro in Canada is Toronto. Montreal is a close second.

Originally Posted by Aylmer View Post
For a weekend trip, there are the following options:

- CAD 100 in gas return
- CAD 100 for parking for a weekend
- CAD 180 for two nights at a hostel dorm (and double for a hotel room)
- 6h of daylight hours per way
TOTAL: CAD 400 - 500
Don't forget the cost of car maintenance, which is usually at least half the cost of gas for each kilometre driven. Most people ignore that, but it's still a very real cost that you don't incur if you leave the car at home.
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