GO Transit increases capacity on services as ridership increases

Posted: 8 July 2022 | | No comments yet

In order to meet growing passenger demand, Metrolinx will be increasing the capacity of some of the busiest GO Transit train trips to provide more riders with a comfortable mode of transport.

GO Transit increases capacity on services as ridership increases

Credit: Metrolinx

With more people returning to the office and summer events in full swing, GO Transit has announced that it is increasing capacity on some of its busiest train trips.

Starting in July 2022, many GO Train trips on the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West Lines will increase in length from 10-car trains to 12-car trains. This includes some weekday and all weekend trips.

Furthermore, some Barrie and Kitchener Line GO Train trips will also increase from six and 10 car lengths to 12 cars long. Each standard GO Train car can comfortably hold about 150 people.

GO Transit staff have been monitoring ridership levels and have found that many trips have been getting significantly busier. Thus, transit crews are working to make sure the busiest trips are prioritised when adding more cars.

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Although some customers will begin to see longer trains in the next few days, work will continue throughout July to increase this.

While the trains move across the network, train lengths for specific trips may fluctuate. Metrolinx is asking customers to look down the platform when the train approaches to ensure they wait in the right spot.

As some coaches may be more popular than others, customers always have the option to move through the train to a different coach to find a more comfortable space.

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