Ontario Liberals promise two-way service for Milton GO train line

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Published November 10, 2021 at 12:03 pm

The Ontario Liberals recently promised two-way service for the Milton GO train line, should they get elected next year.

Steven Del Duca, leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, recently made an announcement in Mississauga regarding transit.

“Today I am absolutely delighted to announce that if Ontario Liberals are elected next June, we will partner and work closely with the Federal government to match their contribution to make sure that we can deliver two-way all-way 15-minute service on the Milton GO corridor,” said Del Duca.

“This is a dramatic increase in service and in ridership that we expect to see over the years as it’s being built out that will improve the quality of life,” he said, adding that it will also help in the fight against the climate crisis.

During the announcement, Del Duca went on to mention Doug Ford and his government’s Highway 413 project, which he stated, “makes no sense” for the region and will not help commuters.

Following the press conference, Del Duca later took to Twitter to reiterate his message.

“While Doug Ford is wasting as much as $10 billion on Highway 413, which will provide no relief, the Ontario Liberal Party is offering real transit solutions. Under our plan, commuters in Milton and Mississauga would have access to two-way, all-day GO Train service every day,” he wrote.

Town Councillor Sameera Ali, who is also the official candidate for the Ontario Liberal party in Milton, showed her enthusiasm for this promise with the following response to Del Duca’s tweet.

“Commuting from Milton is important, yes but a big plus is also being able to bring in commuters who will be employed here as we continue to grow. It’s a win-win for us here in Milton and I am excited to push hard for this alongside Steven Del Duca,” she wrote. 

The Milton GO corridor, which is the third busiest GO transit corridor, currently only runs in the morning and evening. Should the Ontario Liberal party be elected next June, the government is promising to deliver two-way, all-day train service from Union station through Mississauga to Milton.

Photo: Steven Del Duca’s Twitter page

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