ONTARIO NEWS RELEASE: Ontario Expanding GO Train Service Across the Greater Toronto Area

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Ontario Expanding GO Train Service Across the Greater Toronto Area

Province adding more than 300 new weekly trips to support two-way, all-day GO

April 15, 2024

Office of the Premier

MILTON — The Ontario government is moving ahead with the largest GO train service expansion in more than a decade, adding more than 300 trips per week on the Milton, Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Kitchener and Stouffville lines. The 15 per cent increase in weekly trips will give commuters more choice to get where they need to go faster.

“As part of our work to get it done on the largest public transit expansion in North America, our government is adding hundreds of additional GO train trips each week for communities across the GTA,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Today’s announcement, along with our recent introduction of free transfers between different transit systems through One Fare, will help get people across the region where they need to go faster, while saving the average transit rider $1,600 every year.”

Starting April 28, 2024, weekend train service will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes in the afternoon and evening on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East lines between Oakville GO Station, Union Station and Durham College Oshawa GO Station. For the first time, riders on the Kitchener line will also benefit from new 30-minute weekday service during midday and evenings between Bramalea and Union Station.

“As Ontario’s population continues to grow, our government is investing in a world-class transit network that connects communities and people to good jobs and affordable housing,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “We’re delivering on our plan to bring more reliable, convenient two-way, all-day GO train service to commuters in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.”

The province is also adding evening train service seven days a week on the Stouffville line, as well as an additional morning rush hour trip to Union Station for commuters in Milton and an afternoon rush hour trip from Union Station to Milton GO. For transit riders going to and from Pearson Airport, every second UP Express train (every 30 minutes) will be non-stop between Union Station and Pearson Airport, providing commuters with a more direct and convenient option for airport transfers seven days a week.

“Investing in GO rail service and infrastructure is critical to advancing Milton’s long-term complete community vision,” said Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton. “Additional GO rail service trips in Milton further connects people to jobs, students to learning, stimulates our economy, fosters housing builds in our transit corridors and improves connections to other transit services. We thank the Government of Ontario for this investment, demonstrating a positive step forward in the shared two-way all-day GO service vision for 2031.”


Quick facts

  • On February 26, the Ontario government introduced One Fare, saving riders an average of $1,600 a year as they transfer for free between the TTC and participating transit agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, including GO Transit.
  • Last year, the province added 12 round trips per week between Union Station and Niagara Falls to connect more people to jobs, housing and Canada’s top tourist destinations.
  • On Saturdays, starting April 27, the last train to and from Niagara Falls on the Lakeshore West line will depart an hour later. On weekdays, the last train to Niagara Falls will depart half an hour earlier.
  • Starting April 27, GO Bus Route 21 from Milton will return to the Union Station Bus Terminal.
  • On May 4, seasonal GO Explore service will begin to Canada’s Wonderland on Routes 47 and 52 and the Toronto Zoo on Route 96.
  • GO rail is becoming one of the busiest railways in North America with more than 200 million annual riders expected by 2055.

Additional Resources

Media Contacts

Caitlin Clark
Premier’s Office

Dakota Brasier
Minister Sarkaria’s Office

Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch

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