GO Train Service On The Way For Guelph And Kitchener-Waterloo Region
McGuinty Government Building Better Public Transit
The McGuinty government is building on the success of GO bus service to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, bringing GO train service to the region. The Georgetown line is being expanded with stops in Acton, Guelph and Kitchener. Trains will be running by the end of 2011.
Inaugural service will include two morning trains to Toronto Union Station and two return afternoon trains.
Commuters will be able to use their PRESTO cards to get on the GO train in Guelph, Acton and Kitchener, seamlessly connecting them with other transit systems that are PRESTO-enabled.
GO will be commencing construction on a layover facility in Kitchener to store the GO trains and making improvements to the Acton, Guelph and Kitchener stations.
This project will create approximately 180 design and construction jobs and is part of the Open Ontario plan to create opportunities across the province.
- The McGuinty government is expanding GO Transit service to Guelph and the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The project is expected to cost $18 million.
- In September 2007, GO Transit began a new GO bus service to the University of Guelph and the Aberfoyle Park-and-Ride. And on October 31, 2009 GO Transit began a new GO bus service to the Region of Waterloo, serving Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.
- Since 2003, the Ontario government has invested approximately $4.7 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes. GO Transit moves 55 million riders a year.
“Our government is committed to public transit. Expanding GO Train service for Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph commuters will make it even easier to take public transit and leave the car at home”
“I'm pleased that the many commuters from Guelph and the surrounding area will soon be able to take the GO Train to get them to their destinations.”
“By expanding GO Train service to the Kitchener-Waterloo Region commuters will have more options and more time to spend with family and friends.”
“This is great news. Commuters in Kitchener-Waterloo and throughout Waterloo Region will soon be able to take public transit to work, school or appointments. Our investments in transit are creating jobs and improving our environment.”