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More GO Train Service for Families in Toronto and York Region

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More GO Train Service for Families in Toronto and York Region

Ontario Adding All-Day, Two-Way Weekend Train Service Between Aurora and Toronto

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is helping manage congestion, provide more transit options and improve commutes for families in York Region with new all-day, two-way weekend GO train service connecting Aurora and Toronto.

Today, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, was at the future Downsview Park GO Station on the Barrie Line to announce that Ontario is further increasing GO service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Starting Dec. 31, Metrolinx will introduce new year-round weekend and holiday GO train service between Aurora and Union Station, with trains running all day in both directions. GO bus service from Barrie will be extended to meet train service at Aurora GO Station throughout the day.

In addition, on weekends there will be three new southbound GO train trips between Barrie and Toronto in the morning and three back in the afternoon, as previously announced.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Providing more transit options is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • With the addition of this new service, there will be 38 new rail trips per week on the Barrie line.
  • Downsview Park GO station is currently under construction and is expected to open in December 2017.
  • Since 2013, Ontario and Metrolinx have built three new GO stations, renovated 10 existing GO stations, and added approximately 7,000 new GO station parking spots. They have also purchased 220 new GO buses, 69 new GO train coaches, and 10 new GO train locomotives.
  • As of September 2016, GO Transit’s fleet included 75 new fuel efficient locomotives, 656 bi-level passenger coaches and around 500 buses.

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“As a York Region resident, I know how quickly our community is growing and thriving. We need transit service that matches this growth and keeps our region moving. New, year-round weekend and holiday service throughout the day will help all of us get to and from downtown more quickly and efficiently than ever before, allowing us to spend more time with our friends and families.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“Today's announcement is just one more way Ontario is building a seamless and reliable transit corridor for families in York Region‎. Whether you're off to work or headed into the city for some weekend fun, year-round, seven day a week, two-way GO Train service in our region will cut down commute times and save more time for the people that matter most - friends and family.”

Chris Ballard

MPP for Newmarket-Aurora

“The dozens of new GO train trips we’re rolling out serve as proof of our commitment to expand and transform GO rail service. Every new trip we run gives thousands of people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area another reason to take transit, ultimately making this a more connected and prosperous region.”

Bruce McCuaig

President and CEO, Metrolinx

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