If you’re a GO Train rider living in Brampton, life is about to get a whole lot more convenient. Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney announced Thursday that the province plans to add a whopping 50 additional trips weekly on the Kitchener Line, including late-night weekday service.
Brampton riders will have a new express 6 p.m. option from Union Station, allowing them to arrive home 20 minutes earlier. A new trip departing from Union Station at 5:45 p.m. and arriving at Bramalea GO at 6:21 p.m. has also been added.
The changes will also extend hourly evening service from Bramalea to Union station and vice versa, until after 10 p.m. The last train each weeknight from Bramalea GO will leave at 10:14 p.m. and arrive at Union Station at 10:51 p.m. The last train from Union will leave at 10:53 p.m. and arrive at Bramalea GO at 11:27 p.m.
“The new express train and new hourly weekday evening service will give Brampton commuters more choice when they plan their schedules, whether they’re staying late at the office or want to come into the city for a game or show,” says Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. “Our government is putting Bramptonians first and is working towards our goal of two-way, all-day GO transit. Less time commuting means more time for family and the things that matter most. This has been a priority of mine for Bramptonians from day one, and I couldn’t be more pleased that this day has finally come.”
Mulroney also announced additional trips to the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West and Stouffville GO lines, and says the changes are a step towards the ultimate goal of two-way all-day GO service with 15-minute service.
Recently the province announced construction on two rail tunnels under the busiest sections of Highways 401 and 409. The new 175-metre long tunnels will be built under 21 live lanes on both highways and will bring Brampton one step closer to two-way all-day service.
See a full list of the changes to GO service here.