If you regularly ride the GO Train–and we know many of you do–you should note that a few changes have been made to GO Train service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Today, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation announced an expansion of GO Train service that the province says will offer more choices to transit users and commuters–as well as Markham, Brampton and Etobicoke residents.
The changes will be effective April 8.
“In everything we do, whether it’s a policy change, service increase, or program, our government puts people at the heart of our decision making,” said Yurek.
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“That’s exactly why our government is committed to improving the transit experience to make commutes shorter and relieve congestion so that Ontarians can spend more time doing what matters – being with their family, friends or spending time at work.”
The province says new midday weekday GO Train service on the Stouffville line will be extended to three stations in Markham.
Between Bramalea GO and Union Station, new weekday morning trip options will give customers some more choices at busy morning commuting times.
Transportation changes include:
- Five midday trips in each direction along the Stouffville GO line will serve Centennial, Markham and Mount Joy GO stations from Monday to Friday.
- A new rush hour trip will leave Bramalea GO Station at 7:55 a.m., serving all stops before arriving at Union Station at 8:33 a.m.
- The existing 8:33 a.m. trip from Malton GO will now start at Bramalea GO at 8:27 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 9:05.
In addition, the size of some trains will be increased. These changes will also take effect on April 8, and they include:
- The 8.33 a.m. train from Malton GO (now beginning at Bramalea at 8:27 a.m.), will increase from six to 10 coaches.
- The 7:36 a.m. train from Pickering GO to Union Station will increase from 10 to 12 coaches.
- The 6.55 a.m. train from Union Station to Pickering GO will increase from 10 to 12 coaches.
- The 8.28 a.m. train from Union Station to Mimico GO will increase from 10 to 12 coaches.
“Building a quality transit system signals that the GTHA is open for business and open for jobs,” Yurek said. “Our province deserves a world-class transportation system that gets both the people and the economy moving.”