It was an exciting day for Toronto commuters, as the first weekday GO Train left Niagara yesterday morning.
The morning train departs Niagara Falls at 5:19 a.m. and the evening train leaves Toronto’s Union station at 5:15 p.m.
Transport Minister Jeff Yurek has told multiple media outlets that this is just the beginning and that they’re always looking for ways to improve or expand their service.
Niagara Region is also looking to increase train service in the area. They have identified seven priorities that will hopefully Move Transit Forward if addressed;
– Work alongside CN to increase corridor capacity for more trains.
– Understand how Ontario’s new Transit Oriented Development Policy affects GO Train stations in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Grimsby.
– Continue to make enhancements to the local transit network to enable bus-meets-rail connectivity.
– Make improvements to transit infrastructure, which include station access corridors around train stations.
– Prepare for summer GO Train service and Niagara tourist season.