More GO Train Service On the Way for Hamilton
Ontario Government Improving Public Transit
Ontario is making it easier to take public transit by building a new GO station in Hamilton.
The new station will add two more train trips in the morning and afternoon to and from Hamilton on the Lakeshore line. Located at 353 James Street North, it will be attached to a nearby plaza and will include multi-level parking with approximately 300 spaces, new bus bays, a pick-up and drop-off zone, and pedestrian walkways.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2014 and is expected to be completed by 2015 -- in time for the Pan/Parapan Am Games.
Investing in public transit is part of the new Ontario government's plan to help reduce congestion, strengthen the economy and create jobs.
- Every weekday, more than 100,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Lakeshore line.
- With the 15-minute GO Train Service Guarantee, riders can get a credit if their train arrival is delayed 15 minutes or more.
- GO Transit moves 65 million riders a year.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested approximately $7.7 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes.
“A new GO station in Hamilton will give commuters more flexibility and convenience and will help them get to their destinations quickly. Our government’s public transit investments are reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families.”
“This is great news for our community and the surrounding area. Expanding GO Transit in Hamilton is a priority for our government. A second GO station will provide commuters with more travel options and encourage them to leave their cars at home with ease.”
“Building the James Street North GO Station will provide increased service to Hamilton in 2015, in time for the Pan/Parapan Am Games. The station will help deliver more integrated and effective public transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”