Ontario Bringing More Midday Service on the GO Transit Lakeshore East Line
15 new trains each week to get GO riders moving
AJAX - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, joined Vijay Thanigasalam, MPP for Scarborough-Rouge Park, Rod Phillips, MPP for Ajax, Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby, Lindsey Park, MPP for Durham, and Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx, to announce the government's plans to improve transportation across the province.
The Ontario government is adding 15 new GO train trips each week to increase midday, weekday service along the entire Lakeshore East line.
"We're delivering on our promise to expand transit in Ontario by offering more service, more trains and more choice for GO customers on the Lakeshore East line," said Minister Mulroney at an event in Ajax. "Adding more midday service between Oshawa and Union Station is part of our GO Rail Expansion program. When fully in-service, GO Rail Expansion will provide GO customers two-way, all-day GO service, with trains every 15 minutes or better between Oshawa and Union Station on the Lakeshore East line."
"These new midday trains make Ajax more accessible and more connected to communities across the GTHA than ever before," said MPP Phillips. "Our government is committed to investing in public transit to support local businesses, good jobs and get Ontario moving again."
"All of these new and improved trips are giving people more reasons to choose transit first, which is what our GO Rail Expansion program is all about," said Phil Verster. "If you need to leave work a little earlier or you want to head into the city for an evening out, there are now more ways to do that using GO Transit."
- Starting September 3, 2019, all stations along the Lakeshore East line will have more midday trip options from Monday to Friday to get GO customers where they need to be.
- New weekday eastbound trips leaving Union Station at 2:58 p.m. and 3:28 p.m. will serve all stops to Oshawa GO, arriving at 3:56 p.m. and 4:26 p.m.
- A new weekday westbound trip leaving Oshawa GO at 4:48 p.m. will serve all stops to Union Station, arriving at 5:50 p.m.
- The existing 1:52 p.m. train from Oshawa GO that runs express to Union Station on weekdays will now leave one minute later at 1:53 p.m., and stop at Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO before running express to Union Station, arriving at 2:46 p.m.