GO Train runs from Toronto to Niagara Falls increasing as long weekend begins


Published May 19, 2023 at 11:09 am

GO train service changes in Mississauga, Halton and Hamilton
(Photo: GO Transit)

A provincial announcement this morning (May 19) about increased GO Train service between Union Station and Niagara Falls starting tomorrow (May 20) has local officials enthusiastic.

Premier Doug Ford landed in St. Catharines to announced that starting May 20, weekday service to Niagara Falls will increase by two daily roundtrips and weekend service will increase by one daily roundtrip, for a total of 21 roundtrips per week.

As part of these enhancements, GO trains will also resume service to St. Catharines VIA station.

That had both Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati and St. Catharines Mayor Mat Siscoe feeling good going into the long weekend.

“This is what we’ve been waiting for!” said Diodati.

“We know the incredible impact regular daily GO connectivity will have on the future of our community, so we have literally been behind this project for decades. The Ontario Government has not only seen the potential but is taking the real steps to make it happen.”

On Siscoe’s part, the increased service to his local train station was a positive for his residents.

“These service enhancements are especially welcome news for the people of St. Catharines, who will once again have a direct stop at St. Catharines VIA station,” said Siscoe.

“This means more options for a faster, more direct journey for commuters who rely on GO trains to get around, whether its work, school or any of the places that matter most.”

To connect more people to jobs, housing and Canada’s top tourist destination, the Ontario government is increasing GO train service between Union Station and Niagara Falls, with more express service between Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto.

At the announcement, Ford noted, “The expansion of GO train service between downtown Toronto and Niagara Falls will not only shorten travel times for everyday commuters but will also help promote tourism and economic growth for the entire Niagara region.”

Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley looked at the potential boost to the entire region’s tourist season just as it’s about to begin.

“Niagara Region is an important economic corridor that is vital to Ontario’s success,” Bradley said. “By increasing GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Premier Ford and (Transportation) Minister (Caroline) Mulroney are providing more options for regular daily commuters and helping to boost Niagara’s tourism industry and further strengthen Ontario’s economy for generations to come.”

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