More GO trains added to busy route for Mississauga and Milton riders

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Published April 6, 2023 at 2:17 pm

Starting next week, more trips are being added to the busy Milton GO train line that runs through Mississauga en route to Toronto.

The additional trips, which take effect on Monday (April 10), are being added during morning and afternoon rush periods, transit officials say.

The Milton Line stops at a number of Mississauga GO stations on daily trips to and from Toronto.

The added trips will give passengers more travel options, say officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency that operates GO.

In the morning, one extra trip will leave Milton GO station at 6:59 a.m., making all stops in between en route to an 8:03 a.m. arrival at Union Station in Toronto.

During afternoons/evenings, an additional trip will depart Union Station at 6:25 p.m. and arrive in Milton at 7:27 p.m., again making all Mississauga stops along the way.

Also, the 6:44 a.m. train from Milton will leave 15 minutes earlier starting April 10, the new departure time set for 6:29 a.m.

And the 5:10 p.m. train from Union Station will now leave Toronto at 4:55 p.m.

Additionally, some off-peak rail service will temporarily shift to bus service on a number of lines including Lakeshore West that affects riders in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton.

That temporary change takes effect this Saturday (April 8).

“It’s being done to allow more down time along the tracks for important project construction and overall maintenance work on the tracks,” Metrolinx officials say.

Meanwhile, a plan to expand the Milton GO line to all-day, two-way service that would benefit tens of thousands of Mississauga residents and workers is still in the works, but is moving slowly.

The federal government says it’s ready to fund 50 per cent of the estimated $1-billion project, but the Ontario government has yet to make the same commitment.

Federal Transport Minister and Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra told insauga.com in a recent interview that he saw nothing in the recent Ontario government budget to suggest it was prioritizing the Milton GO project.

He added that while Ottawa’s commitment of cash is still on the table, it won’t remain there if the provincial government continues to show little or no interest in a funding agreement.

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