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Saint Jacobs

taking train and driving

i was reading a review where a man said they took the train and got off at the market and then drove a bit.how did he drive when he took the train into saint jacobs???



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Province of Ontario

He lied. The train station is in Kitchener, about 12km from the St Jacobs Market.




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

The review says it was the Waterloo Central Railway 'antique' train, which stops at the farmer's market. Presumably the member left his car at the station, took the round-trip train ride and then drove on.

Not a lie, I think. And why on earth would someone lie about such things anyway?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Province of Ontario

Aha - the tourist train to nowhere. A bit misleading then. I was thinking about the main Via Rail line that runs from Kitchener to Toronto.

The local railway restoration society has been running a steam train from the north side of Waterloo to the village of St Jacobs for a few years now. I'm pretty sure I've seen it stop at the St Jacobs Market and I think it continues right out to the Village of St Jacobs itself. The main Waterloo station is not all that far from the universities (basically across the street from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics). It runs on Saturdays (3 trips each way) at this time of year and expands to a couple of other days of the week over the course of the summer. Total distance is probably around 10km / 6 miles one way.

As for what was written in the review, it's hard to figure out what the writer did. In theory you could probably walk parts of it. The market to the village is a 15 minute walk.




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

The tip does state 'a round trip' on the train. So I don't quite understand the OP's initial confusion, which seems to be based on the assumption that the tip-writer took the train in only one direction.





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