On the rail side, two existing corridors radiating from the core are unserved by GO Trains. The first passes through the bustling Bolton area, northwest of Toronto, and the second heads northeast through the soon-to-be settled area known as Seaton. The northwest corridor has strong market potential today and GO buses are already paving the way for eventual train service.
Much of the GTA and surrounding communities are already served by GO buses. In-filling those services with trains is the next logical step. One project, implementing train service to Barrie, is already underway. The Guelph area and points east of Oshawa, already served by buses, are calling for train service.
Beyond that, new GO services to communities such as Kitchener, Cambridge, Brantford, Niagara, Port Hope and Peterborough, await.
GO service has proven invaluable to the Greater Toronto Area. Where investment has been made in GO service, success has followed.
William Jenkins is GO Transit’s director of customer services.