GO Transit set to increase train sizes, expand service next month

The improvements to the GO Transit system will start on April 8

The GO Transit service is set to be expanding and increasing train sizes as of April 8th, 2019.

Today, Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek announced that the GO Train service will be expanded to “offer more choices to transit users and commuters,” in addition to residents of Brampton, Markham, and Etobicoke.

Ontario announced that the transportation improvements are set to include five separate midday trips in each direction along the Stouffville GO line that will travel to Centennial, Markham, and Mount Joy GO stations during the week. A new rush hour trip for commuters is set to leave Bramalea GO Station at 7:55 am, serving all stops along the line and arriving at Union Station at 8:33 a.m. Lastly, the current 8:33 a.m. trip that goes from Malton GO is now set to begin at Bramalea GO at 8:27 a.m., and arrive at Union Station at 9:05.

In addition to these improvements, select train sizes will be increased as of April 8th. The newly extended 8:27 a.m. GO from Bramalea GO to Union Station will increase from six to 10 coaches, and the 7:36 a.m. train from Pickering GO to Union Station, the 6:55 a.m. train from Union Station to Pickering GO, and the 8:28 a.m. train from Union Station to Mimico GO will all increase from 10 to 12 coaches.
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