February 18, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:-
1. Commutation fares are available; (a) between Toronto and Oakville and intermediate points, (b) between Toronto and Weston and intermediate points, (c) between Toronto and Port Union and intermediate points, (d) between Toronto and Downsview and intermediate points.
With the number of first-class highways in the vicinity of Toronto paralleling railway tracks and the availability of other forms of transportation, additional steam railway services are not considered necessary to serve suburban communities.
2. Every effort is being made to distribute available passenger coaches of modern construction in the most effective way, and replacements of cars of the older type will be made as rapidly as circumstances permit.
3. The Board of Transport Commissioners advise as follows:
No application is before the. board for an order requiring a change in the type of suburban railway service in the Toronto district, and there is no material on the board's files which would justify the board in issuing-such an order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO AND DISTRICT SUBURBAN TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
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