Premier promising twice-a-day weekend round-trips to Niagara Falls from Toronto on GO Trains


Published August 26, 2022 at 1:54 pm

With MPPs Neil Lumsden, Caroline Mulroney and Sam Oosterhoff, as well as Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, looking on, Premier Doug Ford addresses reporters in Niagara Falls today.

With Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley looking on, Premier Doug Ford promised that twice-a-day weekend GO Train transit would be returning between Union Station and Niagara Falls would resume on October 15.

At a press conference held today (August 26) in Niagara Falls at the train station, Ford said that pre-pandemic levels of rail transit between Toronto and Niagara Falls were ready to resume.

He said the service will also continue to offer one current weekday GO Train that runs round trip from Union Station to Niagara Falls – year-round.

With York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney, also the Minister of Transportation and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Neil Lumsden, the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport at his side, Ford fielded a number of questions after delivering his announcement.

Ford noted that with 2.8 million visitors every year, his government was eager to restore the GO train service to Niagara Falls back to 365 days a year starting October 15.

That meant, he emphasized, two round trips between Niagara Falls and Union Station every day, adding that more GO trains meant less cars on the QEW.

“Hopefully these trains are packed,” he added, motioning to the GO Train cars beside him, adding that he calls Niagara Falls, “one of the greatest destinations in our entire country.”

When asked directly whether the twinning of the St. Catharines Skyway would still take place, Mulroney assured the reporter that it would but added of the $86.6 billion her government was committing to traffic corridors – whether rail or roadway – “for every dollar we spend on roads, we spend $3 on transit.”

For the full press conference, see the tweet below.

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