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Statement | Milton GO Services

Good afternoon,

Please find below, a statement regarding the Milton GO services. 

“Metrolinx is not aware of any sources that would lead to the information that was posted in the Milton Canadian Champion article. We are still working towards better service on the Milton Go line.
 
Metrolinx recognizes the transformative potential of two-way, all-day service on the Milton corridor, but we have consistently said an agreement with freight rail partners must be secured before this level of service can become a reality.
 
In the case of the Milton corridor, there is no doubt based on analysis that this is a high performing line and all communities served by this corridor would like to see more service. But as mentioned earlier Metrolinx does not own the corridor and we continue to work with our rail partner to bring as much passenger service to the Milton GO line whenever possible.
 
We are committed to continually rolling out improvements along the Milton Corridor whenever possible.
 
As of September 2016, we added 40 more trips per week between Milton and Toronto since 2009, increasing weekly trips from 60 to 100.

  • In 2009, we increased morning and evening trips along the Milton line from six to seven.
  • In 2012, we increased them from seven to eight, and in 2015, we increased them from eight to nine.
  • In 2014, we introduced late-night weekday GO Bus service and added more than two dozen weekend GO bus trips between Milton and Toronto.
  • In 2016, we increased morning and evening trips along the Milton line from nine to 10, for a total of 20 daily trips and 100 weekly trips.
  • This past September, we introduced 12 new GO bus trips that operate weekdays between downtown Cambridge and the Milton GO Station to provide timed connections with GO train service.

 
We are in the midst of a 10-year plan to transform the GO rail network to provide faster and more frequent GO train service.
 

  • Part of this plan is to provide 15-minute peak-period service from Milton to Union in the morning and from Union to Milton in the afternoon, resulting in an increase in the number of trips by 2020.
  • With more frequent service between Milton, Mississauga, Toronto and all stops along the way, customers will have more ways to connect to work, home, and everything in between.”

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