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Lakeshore West GO line

Today, GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line provides two-way, all-day service seven days a week between Toronto and Aldershot*. It also provides weekday rush-hour service from Hamilton to Toronto in the morning and back 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. With 15-minute service or better all throughout the day between Toronto and Aldershot* and new hourly service to and from Hamilton seven days a week, you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go.

Weekday rush hour

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aldershot* and Union Station
  • 15-minute service from Hamilton GO Centre to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Hamilton GO Centre in the afternoon/evening**
  • 30-minute service from West Harbour (James Street North) to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to West Harbour in the afternoon/evening**
  • 60-minute service from Union Station to Hamilton GO Centre in the morning and from Hamilton GO Centre to Union Station in the afternoon**

Midday, evening and weekend

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aldershot* and Union Station
  • 60-minute, two-way service between Hamilton GO Centre and Union Station**

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

*Service levels west of Burlington GO Station, including service levels at Aldershot, are dependent on infrastructure and service agreements with CN, who owns the rail corridor. Final plans may vary as the 10-year program evolves.

**Express service will be offered between Oakville and Union Station.

Everyone benefits

There will be more trips at every stop along the line, bringing more transit choices to Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Etobicoke, central Toronto and neighbouring communities. Everyone will benefit from more:

Convenience

  • With more frequent service between Hamilton 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, some journey times will be cut by up to 20%, so you’ll spend less time getting there and more time being there

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 – frequent all-day service that connects with local transit like the HSR, Burlington Transit, Oakville Transit, MiWay and the TTC will strengthen ties between every community along the line

Projects

Environmental Assessment and Design Progress

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

Lakeshore West RER Corridor Projects
c/o Ryah Kazman
Metrolinx
Tel: (416) 202-4422
ryah.kazman@metrolinx.com