From: Laurel Broten, M.P.P. Etobicoke – Lakeshore
For Immediate Release
April 19, 2013
Ontario Government Improving Public Transit
Ontario is making it easier to take public transit by adding more GO Train trips along the Lakeshore line.
Starting June 29, GO Trains that currently run hourly along the Lakeshore line between Aldershot and Oshawa will run every 30 minutes, seven days a week. This will add 263 new train trips in total along the line, including:
- Eighteen new trips on weekdays, 24 new trips on Saturdays and 15 new trips on Sundays on the Lakeshore East line
- Nineteen new trips on weekdays, 24 new trips on Saturdays and 15 new trips on Sundays on the Lakeshore West line
Investing in public transit is part of the new Ontario government’s plan to help reduce congestion, strengthen the economy and create jobs.
“This is great news for residents in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area. By adding more GO Train service we are providing commuters with more travel options and making it easier for them to get to work, school or appointments.”
– Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
“Thirty-minute GO Train service along the Lakeshore line will give commuters more flexibility and convenience and will help them get to their destinations quickly. Our unprecedented transit investments are making public transit a better choice for commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families.”
– Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation
- During peak hours, GO Trains run about every 10-15 minutes.
- Ontario has been working to provide additional GO Train service along the line since 2006 by purchasing more tracks, upgrading existing tracks and adding a third track.
- Every weekday, more than 100,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Lakeshore line.
- With the 15-minute GO Train Service Guarantee, riders can get a credit if their train arrival is delayed 15 minutes or more.
- GO Transit moves 65 million riders a year.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested approximately $7.7 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes.
Office of Laurel Broten, MPP 416-259-2249