GO Transit expanding service by adding 84 more train trips each week

Aug 15 2019, 8:18 am

Metrolinx is adding dozens of new GO Train trips and extending existing train trips in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area to improve rush-hour, midday, and evening service.

Starting August 31, there will be 84 more train trips and 65 existing train trips extended each week across GO Transit’s network.

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“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 on Thursday.

“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 expanded service includes 50 new late-night weekday service between Kitchener and Toronto’s Union Station and hourly weekday evening service between Brampton and Union Station.

On the lakeshore West line, there will also be new year-round weekend GO train service between Niagara Falls and Union Station.

Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster says a new express option for Kitchener will save customers 20 minutes in their daily commute.

“We’re doubling rush-hour service for West Harbour GO, and weekend Niagara service will now run all year,” said Verster.

“Offering nearly 150 new and extended weekly GO train trips means our customers have more options to travel when they want to go.”

When these new and extended train trips go into service, Metrolinx will have increased GO train service by 8% over the past year.