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.

Way to GO Transit Will Grow to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Way to GO Transit Will Grow to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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!

Happy Commuting!

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

News Release

GO Transit On Track For Future Growth

March 30, 2011

McGuinty Government Improving Transit for GO riders

GO Transit will be able to improve train service and expand operations along the Lakeshore East line with the purchase of nearly 30 kilometres of rail tracks from CN.

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, operating and maintaining its own corridors better enables GO Transit to plan for growth and expand operations in the future, meaning a more comfortable ride for the 43,000 commuters that use the Lakeshore East line on a daily basis.

QUOTES

“Now that Metrolinx owns the Lakeshore East rail corridor, GO Transit will be in a better position to improve service for commuters. This is part of the McGuinty government’s Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities across the province.”

Kathleen Wynne
Minister of Transportation

“This is great news for GO commuters along the Lakeshore East line. Owning, operating and maintaining this part of the corridor will help GO improve service and increase capacity for commuters over time.”

– Wayne Arthurs
Pickering-Scarborough East MPP

“Metrolinx’s purchase of this section of the Lakeshore East corridor will mean better service for commuters in my riding who use the Scarborough Guildwood GO station and will help GO plan for the future.”

– Margarett Best
Scarborough-Guildwood MPP

QUICK FACTS

  • The section of track along the Lakeshore East line between Toronto and Pickering was purchased by Metrolinx from CN rail.
  • GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx.
  • 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.

CONTACT

  • Kelly Baker
    Minister’s Office
    416-327-1815
    kelly.baker@ontario.ca

Ministry of Transportation
ontario.ca/transportation

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