Province wants GO trains to run every 15 minutes

But plan will be phased in over 10 years

The province is affirming its commitment to reduce traffic by expanding GO train service.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says they want to expand electric GO train service to every 15 minutes on all lines. She says that would give people choice.

Transportation Minister Glen Murray points to how quickly commuters could get downtown, underlining it would take nine minutes to get to Union Station from Danforth GO Station or 15 minutes from Bloor GO Station.

He says with limited amount of space on highways in the GTA, there needs to be other options to get into the city.

Wynne says it would be paid for by the $29 million Move Ontario Forward fund she announced on Monday.

The province plans to electrify the whole system. They will phase this in over the next 10 years.

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  1. Frankie posted on 04/17/2014 06:30 PM
    Hopefully the Liberals will be in jail by then. Where's the money to pay for this?
  2. don was right posted on 04/17/2014 09:12 PM
    Union employees at bombadier and GO will be happy
  3. Walter posted on 04/18/2014 10:50 AM
    Unfortunately, the Liberals have lost all credibility in terms of keeping promises and spending money wisely and efficiently. This is not a bad idea, but there is no doubt that the Liberals will bungle it.
  4. franklin posted on 04/18/2014 11:59 AM
    The seven Go trains leaving Union Station hourly now should probably run every 10 minutes right now, with only two trains traveling their entire routes to Kitchener, Oshawa, Streetsville, Vaughan, etc., and the remaining trains turning back at Eglinton or so.

    We don't have 10 years to wait for downtown relief service. We need it now. We have the tracks and the routes. Stop wasting time. But modern light-rail non-polluting trains and paint them green and white, Organize integrated service. The Go is a great ride! Everyone should experience it.
  5. don was right posted on 04/18/2014 12:22 PM
    So what is the subsidy per ride? According to the internet, and we know the internet is always right, $4.70 Where is THAT gonna come from? Are the unions ging to work for free? Will diesel fuel be offered by Esso for free? How many more metrolinx sunshine list desk jockeys will thsi take?

    Let them buy cars.
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