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Kitchener GO line

Today, GO Transit’s Kitchener line provides weekday rush-hour train service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto. Trains run east in the morning and west in the afternoon.

Through its Regional Express Rail project – better known as GO expansion – Metrolinx is already starting to transform the existing GO rail system from a commuter service to a whole new rapid transit experience for your community.

Weekday rush hour

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Bramalea and Union Station
  • 15-minute service from Mount Pleasant to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Mount Pleasant in the afternoon/evening
  • 30-minute service from Kitchener to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Kitchener in the afternoon/evening*

Midday, evening and weekend

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Bramalea and Union Station
  • 1-hour, midday, two-way service between Mount Pleasant and Union Station

Average times between trains are shown. Actual times may be shorter or longer depending on location and departure time.

*Express service will be offered from Bramalea to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Bramalea in the afternoon/evening.

Everyone benefits

There will be more trips at every stop along the line, bringing more transit choices to Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Halton Hills, Brampton, Mississauga, Etobicoke, central Toronto and neighbouring communities. Everyone will benefit from more:

Convenience

  • With more frequent service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto and all stops along the way, you’ll have more ways to connect to the things that matter

Speed

  • With new electric trains that accelerate faster, your journey times will be cut by up to 20%, so you’ll spend less time getting there and more time being there
  • Morning trips from Kitchener will run express from Bramalea to Union Station, and afternoon trips from Union Station will run express to Bramalea

Relief

  • More GO train trips means fewer cars on the road – in the next 10 years, weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000, making it easier to choose transit first

Opportunity

  • Live, work and play where you want, when you want – more frequent service that connects with local transit like Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay and the TTC will strengthen ties between every community along the line

Projects

Environmental Assessment and Design Progress

  • Environmental Assessment and Engineering Assignment for new Rail Layover Facility at Heritage Road to begin in 2016

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Kitchener RER Corridor Projects
c/o Laura Durie
Metrolinx
Tel: (416) 202-3467
laura.durie@metrolinx.com