|Toronto's Airport Express back in 2009 when it was decked out for a Cuba promotion. |
The shuttle service to/from Pearson Airport is a common sight outside the Royal York hotel
in downtown Toronto. But not for much longer... (photo: wikicommons)
Toronto Pearson Airport's infamous shuttle bus service, the Toronto Airport Express, will be ending their service on October 31, 2014.
|Porter Airlines landing at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport|
on Toronto Islands, in the city centre.
For many travelers, the bus service was simply becoming too inconvenient with construction and gridlock making the service too long, and too inconvenient for cost conscious travelers looking for a cheap and quick service to downtown Toronto.
The good news is that Toronto will soon join many other cities that have a special subway line that takes passengers to/from the international airport. Metrolinx is well into construction of the new Union Pearson Express line, or UP Express. The project has already won international recognition, as Project of the Year at the 2013 Global AirRail Awards.
|Don't get too excited if you see the|
Link Train at Pearson, as it only
provides inter-airport connections.
While there will be a gap in service between the discontinuance of the Toronto Airport Express line and that of the new airport subway, it is anticipated that travellers will rely on using the city airport (YTZ) more, taking a taxi or shared airport shuttle services.
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