Go train service is being expanded by the Ontario government 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, Minister of Transportation. “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 Oct. 18, 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, associate Minister of Transportation. “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 says it continues to support the growth and transformation of cities and the greater regions across the province.
"We’re so pleased to expand GO train service to Southwestern Ontario for the first time, connecting to three new municipalities and extending our network an additional 120 kilometers across one of the province’s fastest growing regions," said Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster. "By extending service to London, we’re building a transit network that will help better move people and better connect communities for decades to come."