“Union Pearson Express” launches in Toronto

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Union Pearson Express Train Pearson Airport Station
Union Pearson Express Train Pearson Airport Station (Image Credit: Union Pearson Express)

One of the many things that are often lacking at airports in North America is a direct rail link from the airport to downtown.

Toronto is one city to gain such a link with the launch of the Union Pearson Express on Saturday 6 June 2015.

The new service will link Terminal 1 of Toronto’s main international airport, Toronto Pearson, with its main downtown railway station (Union Station), every 15 minutes with a journey time of 25 minutes on an elevated rail track. A return fare for an adult is CAD$53 (roughly £28).

From a London perspective, it is noteworthy that the design of the service’s brand identity, livery, uniforms and station fit out is the work of London based branding agency Winkreative.

Winkreative also designed the original brand identity of Swiss International Airlines, Porter Airlines and the cabin interior of British Airways Club World on Boeing 747-400 and 777-200 aircraft.

Toronto also has an island based airport located close to the city, Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport, where Porter Airlines and Air Canada operate flights to Canada and America.

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