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Acton GO Train Service Starts Next Month

McGuinty Government Improving Public Transit

December 20, 2012

GO Train service toActonwill start on Jan. 7, 2013, making it easier for commuters to travel to and fromToronto.

There will be two morning trains toTorontoand two return trains in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. The trains will:

  • depart from Acton GO Station at 6:28 a.m. and arrive at Union Station at 7:53 a.m.
  • depart from Acton GO Station at 7:46 a.m. and arrive at Union Station at 9:08 a.m.

 

  • depart from Union Station at 4:45 p.m. and arrive atActonat 6:03 p.m.
  • depart from Union Station at 5:45 p.m. and arrive atActonat 7:03 p.m.

Trains along the line also stop at the Kitchener, Guelph, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Brampton, Bramalea, Malton, Etobicoke North, Weston and Bloor GO Stations. Commuters can check GO Transit’s schedule for more information.  

Investing in public transit is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to strengthen the economy.  A strong economy protects the services that mean most toOntariofamilies — health care and education. 

QUOTES

“This is great news for residents inActonand the surrounding area. GO Train service will provide commuters with more travel options and make it easier for them to get to work, school or appointments.” 

— Liz Sandals, MPP,Guelph

 

“Our improvements to GO Transit support our commitment to bring two-way, all-day GO train service to commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The McGuinty government’s unprecedented public transit investments help make transit a better choice for commuters, help reduce congestion on our roads and contribute to a better quality of life forOntariofamilies.”

— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation

QUICK FACTS

  • GO Train departures fromGuelphwill be one minute earlier in the morning and will arrive three minutes later in the evening. GO Train departures fromKitchenerwill be three minutes earlier in the morning and will arrive three minutes later in the evening.
  • GO Transit’s new 15-minute Service Guarantee allows GO Train riders to get a credit if their train arrival is delayed 15 minutes or more.
  • Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 94 per cent of the time. 
  • Improving GO’s infrastructure supports future two-way, all-day GO Train service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government increased GO’s rail service by nearly 90 kilometres and added 10 new GO stations and 25,000 parking spots across the system.
  • GO Transit carries approximately 62 million passengers per year.

LEARN MORE

Get more information about GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx.

Find out more about The Big Move a transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

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For more information, please contact:

 

Julie Ellis

Office of Liz Sandals, MPP

(519) 836-4190

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