Ontario government expands GO train services with new London to Toronto route
By expanding GO train services to London, Ontario, passengers will have better access to a safe and reliable transportation network.
The Ontario government has announced that it is expanding its GO train services to Southwestern Ontario with weekday trips between London and Toronto. The new service will also connect customers to Stratford and St. Marys using GO Transit services.
“The people of Southwestern Ontario deserve better access to a safe and reliable transportation network,” said Caroline Mulroney, the Minister of Transportation of Ontario. “Under Premier Ford’s leadership, we are taking concrete action and keeping our promise to extend much-needed GO service all the way to London for the first time.”
Beginning 18 October 2021, Metrolinx will provide weekday GO train trips between London and Union Station in Toronto. The pilot project will include one trip leaving from London in the early morning, and one return trip in the evening. The new service will extend beyond GO Transit’s Kitchener line and also include stops in St. Marys and Stratford.
“Today’s announcement to extend GO train service to London is part of our transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario, providing another option that will benefit individuals, families and workers in the region,” said Stan Cho, the Associate Minister of Transportation of Ontario. “We are keeping our promise to support local communities and reduce congestion through a better-connected transit network.”
The province is working closely with VIA Rail and CN to extend service and explore ways to improve the speed and frequency of passenger rail service. By investing in a fully integrated transit network, Ontario continues to support the growth and transformation of cities and their greater regions across the province.