Every time we make green choices in Ontario, Canada, we reduce our carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions and, thus, increase the air quality as well as improve our environment.
So we welcome GO Transit‘s growth for a greener and comfortable commuting ride along the Lakeshore East line.
Here are the details of the GO green movement along Lakeshore East line:
- Metrolinx, as an agency of the Government of Ontario, has purchased nearly 30 kilometres of rail tracks of CN’s Kingston Subdivision rail line, east of Union Station in downtown Toronto to a junction near Whites Road in Pickering, Ont., used primarily for commuter and passenger rail operations in eastern Toronto.
- 43,000 commuters use the Lakeshore East line on a daily basis.
- GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx.
- With this new section between Union Station and a junction near Whites Road in Pickering, Metrolinx now owns 61 per cent of the rail corridors on which GO Trains run.
- Owning this rail corridor section better positions GO to improve service, better control operations and plan future service growth.
- GO Transit carries nearly 57 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square kilometres.
- Since 2003, the Ontario government has invested approximately $4.7 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes.
Way to GO Commuters!