Silverliner II wrote:
AgentSkelly wrote:Well if the Niagara Falls Peace Bridge Commission does end up getting the Whirlpool Rapids bridge cut off to rail traffic, I could see pre-clearence being set up at Toronto Union Station.
And what about St. Catherines, Grimsby, Aldershot, and Oakville? I am a semi-regular between New York and Aldershot. Every stop on the Canadian side would have to have border clearance facilities for the Maple Leaf. And that would be impossible since you have domestic Canadian travel from the Falls as well....
I used to be a regular doing Schenectady-Toronto then transfered to GO to Whitby.
Well, St Catherines and Grimsby wouldn't be accessible if the Maple Leaf had to reroute via the International Rail Bridge at Black Rock.
And yeah, you are right IF VIA still wants to use the Maple Leaf as the 3rd daily to and from Niagara Falls. I'm assuming they will not because two stops will be not possible. Though a stop could be created at Fort Erie and somehow a stop at Hamiltion could be done. If VIA is interested in doing that, Fort Erie could become a shared customs facility setup simular to Vancouver Central Station.
Or we could bring back the Customs Officer Car from the 30s