This is 100 percent true How dare they only care for the Lake of the Shore of the GO,Thats because those stations arent on the LakeMETROLINXShore Line. Gods gift and crown jewel to the world, according to Metrolinx. Cant wait for 1 minute frequencies on the line coming soon! Just one super long bilevel diesel that streches the entire length of the lakeshore system and constantly moves. We will just steal the trains from the other lines, no one uses those lines anyways, and those who do are heathens and ungodly.
Ontario Adds New Express GO Trains on the Lakeshore East Line
TORONTO—Today, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek announced new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line that will offer more choice for transit users and commuters travellin...news.ontario.ca
April 16, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Ministry of Transportation
TORONTO—Today, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek announced new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line that will offer more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering starting tomorrow.
"Ontario's government is putting people first by investing in public transit to shorten commutes and get people moving faster, so that they can spend more time on what matters most to them," Yurek said.
The new express train service is in addition to improvements our government introduced including:
"By offering more trips when customers need them most, we're making GO an even better fit for our customers' busy lives," said Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. "We are growing services for our customers every few months and we are committed to continuously improving how we serve the communities that rely on us each and every day."
- 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO Station and Union Station from Monday to Friday, representing a total of 27 new train trips and a doubling of midday, weekday service.
- The opening of new Park and Ride lots in Durham Region to make it easier for commuters and transit users in Oshawa and Courtice to connect with the GO Train at Oshawa GO.
- Allowing kids 12 and under to ride free on GO Transit.
"When we build and invest in transportation, we're getting people to work, to home, to friend, and family faster - these are the things that matter - making life easier and making Ontarians more productive," said Yurek.
- A new weekday morning express GO Train leaving from Oshawa GO Station at 7:50 a.m., then serving Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO stations before arriving at Union at 8:42 a.m. This train will have 12 cars.
- The return trip will leave Union Station at 4:50 p.m., running express to Pickering GO Station, then stopping at Ajax and Whitby GO stations before arriving at Oshawa GO Station at 5:43 p.m. This train will also have 12 coaches.
In defense of the Ministers, it is a very effective way of getting the word out to the general public. If people aren't aware of these changes that affect the system (and people on UrbanToronto unfortunately do not count: we're the outliers that go looking for this sort of stuff), the news media will not report on it, and no one will know that changes have arisen. Sure, we may not like the rhetoric of these ministers, but at the same time, they're appealing to the general population, and if the public understands that changes are occurring, those changes are more likely to be taken advantage of by said public.
1......count'em....err....it...............1 new express train getting the Del Duca treatment.
Look at all that verbiage for 1 new train......
It was listed in their expansion plan station list, along with something like 50 other stations around the GTA. I don't think it even made the short list, yet alone the list of stations to actually be constructed.Is Metrolinx still looking at a potential GO station between Walkers Line and Cumberland Ave in Burlington? I noticed that it is specifically referred to as a potential future GO station in the Burlington Official Plan.
Done!Late question posted by me for the upcoming Metrolinx Town Hall, but be sure to upvote if you want the answer as to why Metrolinx hasnt improved bus service within the City of Toronto. Usually I try not to toot my own horn, but in this case this is a very important issue:
More GO Bus Service within Toronto
Excellent Find! Thank You!Service increase chart from Phil Verster's speech today. Video of it here:
Service increase chart from the 24:24 mark. It goes out to September 2020.
Looks like the next service increase comes in June.
It's a bit hard to decypher the numbers on my screen, but it looks like the absolute numbers areMore notable is the massive increase contemplated for September of this year which will 9.3%.
For context, the largest increase in this chart is Sept '18 which was was 11.9% over baseline.
That was the addition of 15M service on LSE midday as well as big LSW improvements, added rush hour service and a new trip on Kitchener.
This chart also suggests there will be no service improvements between Sept '19 and April '20, and the next substantial improvement, after this September won't be till Sept '20 when an increase of 10% over baseline will be delivered.
Based on Verster's public promises/timelines, that last one is likely 2WAD to K-W.