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More GO Trains Rolling Out on Lakeshore Lines

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More GO Trains Rolling Out on Lakeshore Lines

Ontario Government Improving Public Transit

Ministry of Transportation

Starting tomorrow, Ontario will run more GO Train trips along the Lakeshore lines to make it easier to take public transit.  

GO Trains that ran hourly along the Lakeshore line between Aldershot and Oshawa will run every 30 minutes, seven days a week. This will add 263 new train trips in total every week along the line, including:

  • Eighteen new trips on weekdays, 24 new trips on Saturdays and 15 new trips on Sundays on the Lakeshore East line
  • Nineteen new trips on weekdays, 24 new trips on Saturdays and 15 new trips on Sundays on the Lakeshore West line

Investing in public transit is part of the Ontario government's plan to help reduce congestion, strengthen the economy and create jobs.

Quick Facts

  • During peak hours, GO Trains run about every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Every weekday, more than 100,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Lakeshore lines.
  • With the 15-minute GO Train Service Guarantee, riders may 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.

Additional Resources

Quotes

Glen R. Murray

“Thirty-minute GO Train service along the Lakeshore line will give commuters more flexibility and convenience and will help them get to their destinations quickly. Our unprecedented transit investments are making public transit a better choice for commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of Transportation

“To offer more service so more people can access transit, we are pleased to announce that we will almost be doubling off-peak service on the Lakeshore line. This is the largest expansion of service in GO Transit’s history and is a key component of Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan, The Big Move.”

Bruce McCuaig

President and CEO, Metrolinx

Media Contacts

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch

    416-327-1158

  • Andrea Ernesaks

    Minister’s Office

    Andrea.Ernesaks@ontario.ca

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