Train 15 minutes late? No worries, the Ontario taxpayer will foot the bill. But, if you live in the north of the province, your one train per day was just too darn expensive and has been axed altogether.
I have long thought that the GO service guarantee was an unfair perk for residents of the Toronto area, especially when you consider the cutbacks to transportation in northeastern Ontario, where even a late-running passenger train would be an improvement. Geography aside, doesn't a fare refund take money out of much-needed infrastructure improvements?
Metrolinx return fares for late GO trains in record numbers - CBC News