More service could be coming to busy GO Transit line in Mississauga
Published September 16, 2021 at 10:44 am
The City of Mississauga is urging the Province to commit to working with the federal government on expanding GO service on the Milton Corridor.
The Milton GO Rail corridor is one of the busiest corridors in GO Transit’s rail network after the Lakeshore line.
However, presently, travel options for the corridor are limited to one-way service during peak hours—from west to east.
According to data from the City, the Milton Corridor is the third-busiest corridor in the GO network; 7,900 businesses and over 143,000 jobs rely on this corridor, and one-third of all businesses and employment in Mississauga are along this corridor.
The City is urging the implementation of all-day, two-way service on this corridor, to allow easier access to businesses, as well as for those who work in Mississauga, but live outside the city.
“I was pleased to see the federal government announce support for this project,” Pat Saito, Ward 9 City Councillor, said in a news release.
“It’s the first time in 30 years there has been a real public commitment to improving service on this corridor. The Milton GO Line is well-used by our local community, but does not adequately serve the needs of our business community, especially in the Meadowvale Business Park. We need an all-day two-way service that our businesses can rely upon to attract and retain top talent. I thank the federal government for their contribution and commitment and ask the provincial government to step up and match the funds to make this project happen.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies