Go Transit Powers Ahead With New Locomotives
McGuinty Government Helps More People Get On The GO
GO trains will soon carry more passengers thanks to a fleet of powerful new locomotives.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and GO Transit officials unveiled the new locomotive today at Union Station. It can pull longer trains carrying an additional 300 passengers each.
"These new trains will make it easier for even more Ontarians to take public transit -- that means fewer cars on our roads and a better quality of life for us all," said Premier McGuinty.
Ontario invested $143 million in 27 new fuel-efficient locomotives. The longer trains will gradually be put into service on GO's Lakeshore and Milton lines.
"Together, we are building a public transit system that will keep people moving and help protect our environment," said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley.
"More and more Ontarians are choosing GO Transit -- and we're going to keep working to ensure they get the fast, modern service they deserve," said GO Transit chair Peter Smith.
Over a billion people have taken the GO Train or the GO Bus since GO Transit began operating in May 1967. Today, GO Transit carries more than 50 million passengers annually, or nearly 200,000 passengers on a typical weekday.