Getting to and from Toronto is about to get easier.
On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek announced a new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line that will offer riders travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and Pickering more options.
The new service starts on Wednesday, April 17.
“Ontario’s government is putting people first by investing in public transit to shorten commutes and get people moving faster, so that they can spend more time on what matters most to them,” Yurek said.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Our government is introducing new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line that will offer more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering starting tomorrow. (1/2) #Onpoli @Metrolinx pic.twitter.com/EOEf5TI6se
— Jeff Yurek (@JeffYurekMPP) April 16, 2019
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The new weekday morning express GO Train will leave from Oshawa GO Station at 7:50 am, then serve Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO stations before arriving at Union at 8:42 am. This train will have 12 cars.
The return trip will leave Union Station at 4:50 pm, running express to Pickering GO Station, then stopping at Ajax and Whitby GO stations before arriving at Oshawa GO Station at 5:43 pm. This train will also have 12 coaches.
“By offering more trips when customers need them most, we’re making GO an even better fit for our customers’ busy lives,” said Phil Verster, president and CEO of Metrolinx.
“We are growing services for our customers every few months and we are committed to continuously improving how we serve the communities that rely on us each and every day.”