Aug. 17, 2016

A rail link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport

UP Express operates on a 25-kilometre rail route - Twenty-two kilometres of the route share Metrolinx’s upgraded Kitchener GO railway corridor - A new rail spur connected the Kitchener line to Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 1 - Trains depart Union Station and Toronto Pearson every 15 minutes and make stops at Bloor and Weston GO stations

The service addresses a significant gap in airport-to-downtown travel in Toronto - Each year, more than five million cars travel between the airport and downtown, with this number expected to grow to nine million by 2020 - This service is expected to remove 1.2 million car trips in its first year of operation alone

Upgrades to GO’s Kitchener rail line and the connecting rail spur into Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson were completed in 2015

The UP Express was funded with a full commitment from the Government of Ontario - The total cost for the project was $456 million

-        Metrolinx