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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Are you ready my Kitchener-Waterloo folks? All day-two way train service comes to town in 2016 - that's right - you go jump up and down!

Full-Day, Two-Way GO Train Service Between Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area Ontario
Government Committed to Investing in Public Transit, Modern Infrastructure

March 18, 2014 | 1pm

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Waterloo Region today, where she announced the government's plans to bring full-day, two-way GO Train service between Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

As estimated in a City and Region of Waterloo report, this investment would create more than 33,000 net new jobs. As part of the government's next step to deliver full-day, two-way GO Train service, the province is making a number of improvements to GO's Kitchener line that will result in better service, shorter travel times and fewer delays for passengers.

These include:
  • More GO Train trips: by the end of 2016, Metrolinx expects to introduce two additional morning and afternoon peak period trips Upgrades to the rail corridor leading to faster travel times 
  • Building a new train layover facility 
Making smart investments in infrastructure helps connect regions and their economies and brings prosperity across the province. It is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths - its people and strategic partnerships.

Quick Facts
  • One trip between Waterloo Region and Toronto could be an express service that could save passengers 20 to 30 minutes per trip. The increased service could add 1,000 additional daily passengers.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $19.3 billion in public transit in Ontario, including approximately $9.1 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes.
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5 comments:

TomW said...

So they have *plans* for two-way all-day service. They have a lot of other plans too. That doesn't either is funded or has a timeline.

The only timeline is two extra trips each way within the next two years (end of 2016)

TTC employee said...

How can they have 2 way GO service when there is only one track between Etobicoke North and Bloor GO stations.

Anonymous said...

As a TTC employee, construction and expansion is not what you're used.

J said...

Holy, man I'd cry if kitchener line got all day service. Even 2 more train trips, better than the crap show service we get normally

Bicky said...

Supposed to be more Lakeshore improvements beginning June 28. Can't wait for the details on that one.