There is good news for Burlington commuters as the Province announces it is adding more GO train service on the Lakeshore line.
Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney and Associate Minister of Transportation for the GTA Kinga Surma made the announcement today that Ontario is adding train trips and extending existing train trips each week across GO Transit’s network (including the Lakeshore Line) to bring more rush-hour, midday and evening service.
Starting Aug. 31, Metrolinx will add 84 new weekly GO train trips across the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines and extend 65 weekly trips across the Lakeshore West and Kitchener lines, including reinstating evening train service on the Stouffville line.
On the Lakeshore West line, there will be new year-round weekend GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto’s Union Station. And 15 new weekly trips on the Lakeshore East line will be offered midday.
This is great news for Burlington residents who frequent the Lakeshore lines and can encourage new users to start taking the train. I applaud the Province on this announcement and hope work continues to reach all day, 15-minute service with GO Transit. By working to make transit systems more reliable and easier-to-use, commuters will see them — and be encouraged to use them — as viable alternative forms of transportation to vehicles.