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Province Adding More GO Train Service on the Lakeshore Line

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There is good news for Burlington commuters as the Province announces it is adding more GO train service on the Lakeshore line.

Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney and Associate Minister of Transportation for the GTA Kinga Surma made the announcement today that Ontario is adding train trips and extending existing train trips each week across GO Transit’s network (including the Lakeshore Line) to bring more rush-hour, midday and evening service.

Starting Aug. 31, Metrolinx will add 84 new weekly GO train trips across the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines and extend 65 weekly trips across the Lakeshore West and Kitchener lines, including reinstating evening train service on the Stouffville line.

On the Lakeshore West line, there will be new year-round weekend GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto’s Union Station. And 15 new weekly trips on the Lakeshore East line will be offered midday.

For more information, click the link for the full media release issued by the Province and visit GOTransit.com.

MY TAKE:

This is great news for Burlington residents who frequent the Lakeshore lines and can encourage new users to start taking the train. I applaud the Province on this announcement and hope work continues to reach all day, 15-minute service with GO Transit. By working to make transit systems more reliable and easier-to-use, commuters will see them — and be encouraged to use them — as viable alternative forms of transportation to vehicles.

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6 thoughts on “Province Adding More GO Train Service on the Lakeshore Line”

  1. While I truly appreciate the extra options to get downtown or back home, it would be great if the train ride itself could be shortened for anyone going west of Bronte. This could be done by having express trains come straight to Appleby Go Station. The express trains now go from Union to Clarkson, then Oakville, Bronte and then Appleby etc. I’ve shared this idea with Metrolinx and they appreciate all suggestions on how to make the ride better for everyone. 

  2. Thomas C. Riddell

    If 15 min go services come Burington transit must all be every 15 mins and Extend hours to 3 AM on Major Routes
    Or bring back Dial a ride for after hours .

  3. While the current announcement has many solid improvements, 15 minute all-day service will not address any of the real needs on Go Transit. NEVER, on any day of the year is it hard to find a seat on a Lakeshore Go train during the middle of the day. The money thrown at these unnecessary trips would be FAR better spent on improving rush hour service. Further, as Burlington Transit hasn’t run on a 15 minute frequency since I was in high school decades ago, transit users will still be STUCK once arriving in Burlington. All levels of government should focus less on SPLASH and more on what is actually needed.

  4. Train is the way to GO.Should have been all set up from Niagara to Toronto 20 years ago.QEW a parking lot so much of every day.It would really strengthen Lincoln and Niagara communities and unite us all.We need this like yesterday,7 days of the week!Giddy up.
    Thank you Caroline!

  5. I think this is great news. My question is will Burlington Transit accommodate these additional trips to get people to the Go Station?

  6. All well and good but parking is difficult!! The Ex opens tomorrow so that makes parking at a premium and with the holidays over and the kids going back to school….Doesn’t matter how often the trains run if you have to be at the station @ 6 am to park – forget BT – might as well walk to the station(s).

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