More GO Train trips are coming to Durham Region
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NORTH DURHAM: A recent announcement from Metrolinx included dozens of new GO train trips, including additional weekday options in Durham Region. Beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd, there will be new eastbound trips from Union Station at 2:58 p.m. and 3:28 p.m. will serve all stops to Oshawa GO, arriving at 3:56 and 4:26 p.m. As well, an additional westbound 4:48 p.m trip from Oshawa GO will make all stops to Union Station arrive at 5:50 p.m. The westbound 1:52 p.m. train from Oshawa will make stops at Whitby, Ajax and Pickering, then run express to union arriving at 2:46 p.m. The recent announcement included a total of 84 new weekly train trips across the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines, as well as 65 existing weekly trips that have been extended. “The new midday, peak and evening services we’re adding across the GO Transit network will make taking the GO more reliable and give customers more choice when planning their trips,” Kinga Surma, associate minister of transportation said in a press release. “We’re building a transportation system that puts people first by offering them transit options that fit their schedule, whether they’re meeting up with family and friends, staying late at the office or wanting to get home early.” The new trips represent an eight per cent increase in GO train service over the past year.