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Ontario Adding More Service on GO Transit and UP Express

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Ontario Adding More Service on GO Transit and UP Express

Province Adding More than 60 New Trips to Serve Customers Better

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for commuters and families to take GO Transit by adding more late-night and weekend train trips along the Lakeshore GO corridor and more early-morning service on the UP Express.

Beginning Saturday, April 7, 2018, there will be new weekend morning trips and new daily late-night trips for customers on the Lakeshore West and East lines. This will provide more consistent service every 30 minutes, seven days a week for commuters and families travelling between Oakville and Toronto on the Lakeshore West line, and between Oshawa and Toronto on the Lakeshore East line. In total, there will be 52 new trips per week on the two lines.

The UP Express will also add two new early-morning trips between Union Station and Pearson International Airport starting April 7, 2018, for a total of 14 new trips per week. The two new trips--departing Union Station at 4:55 a.m. and 5:10 a.m.--make the UP Express an even more convenient choice for travellers catching an early flight and will offer airport employees more flexibility in their morning commutes.

These service improvements are part of Ontario's commitment to help people get to where they are going faster by introducing more regional rapid transit across the province. These changes also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a growing economy.

Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $21.3 billion to transform GO Transit from a commuter transit service to a regional rapid transit system.
  • Schedules for the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West corridors will be available on the new and improved GO Transit website.
  • PRESTO adult, senior, and student riders pay just $1.50 for the TTC portion of their journey when transferring between GO Transit or UP Express and the TTC.
  • Ontario lowered fares on the UP Express in February 2016, making travel between Union Station and Pearson Airport more affordable. At the same time, fares for people travelling to and from the Bloor and Weston communities match GO fares, making commuting within the city cheaper.
  • Since 2013, Ontario has built four new GO stations, renovated 10 existing GO stations, and added approximately 7,000 new GO station parking spots. The province has also purchased 264 new GO buses, 150 new GO train coaches, and 10 new GO train locomotives.
  • 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.

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“Regular, reliable public transit is essential to helping people access the jobs, services and opportunities that help to provide a high quality of life. More consistent 30-minute service on the Lakeshore lines between Oakville and Oshawa brings us closer to delivering on our promise of 15-minute service—all day, every day.”

Kathryn McGarry

Minister of Transportation

“Our customers asked for us to fill in gaps in our schedule, and here are 66 examples of how we’re making it easier to take transit every day of the week. Whether you’re heading home after an evening Jays, Raptors or Leafs game, or a concert, or to the airport for an early morning flight, these new train trips will give you more flexibility when you travel.”

Phil Verster

President and CEO, Metrolinx

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