Ontario Announces More Rush-hour, Midday and Evening Service
77,308 More Seats for GO Transit Customers Each Week
TORONTO - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA), announced Ontario is adding 84 more train trips and extending 65 existing train trips each week across GO Transit's network to bring more rush-hour, midday and evening service.
"We're delivering on our promise to expand transit in Ontario by offering more service, more trains and more choice for GO customers," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. "For GO Transit, this means an expansion program that will transform GO into a comprehensive two-way, all-day rapid transit system with service every fifteen minutes on core segments of the network."
"The new midday, peak and evening services we're adding across the GO Transit network will make taking the GO more reliable and give customers more choice when planning their trips," said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA). "We're building a transportation system that puts people first by offering them transit options that fit their schedule, whether they're meeting up with family and friends, staying late at the office or wanting to get home early."
"These changes are another major step in our GO expansion program. The new express option for Kitchener will save customers 20 minutes in their daily commutes. We're doubling rush-hour service for West Harbour GO, and weekend Niagara service will now run all year," said Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster. "Offering nearly 150 new and extended weekly GO train trips means our customers have more options to travel when they want to go."
- Starting August 31, 2019, Metrolinx will add 84 new weekly GO train trips across the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West GO train lines and extend 65 weekly trips across the Lakeshore West and Kitchener lines, including reinstating evening train service on the Stouffville line.
- When these new and extended train trips go into service, Metrolinx will have increased GO train service by eight per cent over the past year.
- The new train service includes 50 weekly train trips on the Kitchener line, bringing late-night weekday service between Kitchener GO and Toronto’s Union Station and hourly weekday evening service between the City of Brampton and Union Station.
- The existing 6:00 p.m. trip on the Kitchener line from Union Station will now run express to Bramalea GO before continuing to Kitchener GO. Customers travelling to Bloor, Weston, Etobicoke North and Malton GO stations can take a new 5:45 p.m. trip from Union Station.
- On the Lakeshore West line, there will be new year-round weekend GO train service between Niagara Falls and Union Station.
- Customers travelling out of West Harbour GO will have twice as many options during weekday rush-hour periods, with three existing trips extended to serve the station and a new 4:45 p.m. trip from Union Station running express to Clarkson GO before serving all stops to West Harbour GO.
- Fifteen new weekly trips on the Lakeshore East line will be offered midday.
- Evening train service on the Stouffville line from Union Station, which was suspended for important construction work along the corridor, will be reinstated and extended to Mount Joy GO.