Aug. 17, 2016

GO Transit Rail Service Expansion

More Two-Way All-Day and Rush Hour Service

The GO network is the backbone of the regional rapid transit network, serving the entire region with fast and efficient regional service

The Big Move plans to improve service on the GO network by providing two-way, all-day rail service on all of GO’s rail lines, and plans to extend the Lakeshore East and West lines

Current two-way, all-day service on the Lakeshore lines already connect the areas of Burlington, Oakville, Toronto, Pickering and Oshawa - Expanding two-way, all-day service to all GO rail lines will bring fast and reliable regional transit service in and out of downtown Toronto through the day, in the evenings and on the weekends - Specifically, new two-way, all-day service is planned between Union Station and: 

  • Meadowvale Station on the Milton GO line;
  • Mount Pleasant Station on the Kitchener GO line;
  • East Gwillimbury Station on the Barrie GO line;
  • Richmond Hill Station on the Richmond Hill GO line; and
  • Mount Joy Station on the Stouffville GO line

In addition, the Lakeshore line, which already has two-way all-day service, will be extended to Hamilton in the west and to Bowmanville in the east

For GO Transit to provide this new level of service, additional tracks and infrastructure improvements are required - While allowing for two-way, all-day service, these infrastructure investments will also enable more peak-period or rush hour service, which will mean more frequent train service for every GO rider

-        Metrolinx – The Big Move – Next Wave Projects