If you take the GO Train along the Lakeshore corridors, there’s more service coming your way.
According to John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation, the largest GO service increase in five years is starting next week.
Beginning September 24, travellers on the Lakeshore corridors will have access to 220 new trips per week, an increase of nearly 18%.
“We are making GO trains run more frequently and increasing seat capacity — more than 400,000 additional train seats will be available every week,” said Minister Yakabuski in a statement. “This will bring immediate relief to the thousands of travellers who use GO Transit in the area.”
Commuters on the GO Lakeshore corridors will benefit from 27 new train trips on GO Lakeshore East, an increase of 21%, which will double midday, weekday service between Oshawa and Union. This brings the line to 15-minute midday service frequency.
Additionally, there will be 17 new weekday train trips on GO Lakeshore West, with six trips during rush hour and 11 in the midday period between Oakville and Union Station, representing a new train every hour.
“With hundreds of new trips between our busy morning and evening peak travel periods, we’re taking the thinking out of travelling — whether travelling east or west, from dawn to dusk,” said Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. “Our customers along the Lakeshore lines can leave their schedules behind and just GO for much of the day.”
🚉✅ We’re introducing 220 new GO Train trips per week for Lakeshore East and West customers – our biggest increase of GO Train service in five years. https://t.co/OOjhU4kq5s #MetrolinxFYI pic.twitter.com/p1IfTtWgko
— Metrolinx (@Metrolinx) September 20, 2018
On the Kitchener line, there will also be a new morning, rush hour train trip from Malton GO to Union Station. GO will also increase seat capacity on two morning and two evening peak trips that originate and end at Kitchener GO, expanding the length of the train from 10 to 12 cars.
GO bus customers will also have a new bus stop at Highway 404 and Major Mackenzie in Richmond Hill.