New Morning and Evening GO Trains Will Increase Service to Kitchener by 25 Per Cent
Kitchener - Ontario's Government for the People continues to deliver on its promise
to get people moving faster by bringing more GO train service to Kitchener.
Minister of Transportation, Jeff Yurek visited the Kitchener VIA Station today to
make the announcement along with Leslie Woo, Chief Planning and Development Officer,
"We are now increasing service to Kitchener GO by 25 per cent and there will be
more news to come," said Minister Yurek. "This is an important step as we continue
working with CN to deliver more service and offer two-way, all-day GO train service
for people on the Kitchener line as soon as possible."
Starting on January 7, 2019, people travelling by GO Transit between Kitchener and
Toronto's Union Station will benefit from additional GO train service every weekday
morning and afternoon, with a new trip option for customers in Kitchener, Guelph
A morning trip that currently begins at Georgetown GO Station will now begin at
Kitchener GO Station at 5:40 a.m., stopping at Guelph and Acton GO stations before
continuing to serve all stops to Union Station, arriving at 7:43 a.m.
The existing trip that currently leaves Union Station at 3:35 p.m. and ends at Georgetown
GO Station will extend to Kitchener GO Station, stopping at Acton and Guelph GO
stations before arriving in Kitchener at 5:43 p.m.
"Thanks to an enhanced relationship with our rail partner, CN, we are increasing
GO train service for people travelling on the Kitchener line without waiting for
a costly rail bypass," said Minister Yurek.
"The new service on the Kitchener GO line offers people more flexibility and more
choices when planning their commute," said Kitchener—Conestoga MPP Mike Harris.
"Making it easier and more convenient for people commuting between Waterloo Region
and Toronto is important to growing our economy and creating good jobs for people
through Ontario," said Kitchener South—Hespler MPP Amy Fee.
"Each new transportation link between Waterloo Region and Toronto makes our entire
community stronger," said Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios.
Commuters will also benefit from an additional morning trip option from Georgetown,
Brampton and Mount Pleasant GO stations, and a new afternoon trip from Union Station
to Bloor, Weston, Etobicoke North and Malton GO stations.
"We're very excited to push our GO Expansion program forward with new GO train service
for commuters in Kitchener and Brampton this January," said Leslie Woo, Chief Planning
and Development Officer, Metrolinx. "More service means more freedom and more relief
from congested roadways. This is the start of more great things to come for our
customers on the Kitchener line."
GO Transit Service Changes