Jeff Yurek, MPP Announces GO Train Service to LondonPublished on September 16, 2021
ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON—Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London announces that the Ontario government is expanding GO train service 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.
"This is great news for London and Southwestern Ontario,” said MPP Yurek. “Increasing transportation choices connects communities and creates new economic opportunities for our entire region.”
Beginning October 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.
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 continues to support the growth and transformation of cities and their greater regions across the province.
- Southwestern Ontario is experiencing incredible growth, with an estimated 1.98 million people calling the region home by 2041.
- Increasing options for passengers travelling between London and Toronto is one of over 40 actions in Connecting the Southwest: A Draft Transportation Plan for Southwestern Ontario. The Southwestern Ontario Transportation Task Force, formed in January 2021, will continue to explore opportunities to build an integrated transportation system across all modes, including rail, bus, and local transit services.