“The price is a bit high, but it’s worth it for the peace of mind”: why people are paying $27.50 to ride the UP Express

“The price is a bit high, but it’s worth it for the peace of mind”: why people are paying $27.50 to ride the UP Express

(Images: Giordano Ciampini) (Images: Giordano Ciampini)
 

The long, anxiety-ridden journey to Pearson Airport is a Toronto tradition—but now, for some people, it’s a thing of the past. On June 6, Metrolinx launched its long-awaited Union Pearson Express, a 25-minute train service from Union Station directly to Pearson’s terminal one. The only issue is the price: at $27.50 for every one-way trip (or $19 with a Presto card), tickets might be a little too costly for riders without expense accounts. We asked some passengers why the price of admission was worth it for them.