GO trains are seen on a platform.

More GO Train service to Niagara Falls

More service to Niagara Falls, seven days a week, plus more express options on Lakeshore West.

May 23, 2023

On Friday (May 19), GO Transit announced several new trips on the Lakeshore West Line – including more trains to Niagara Falls.

For fans of Niagara Falls – a third round trip has been reintroduced on each weekend and holiday day to and from Niagara Falls just in time for spring and summer travel to wine country.

Some trip times to and from Niagara Falls have been adjusted, so customers are reminded to check schedules before they travel.

Until Thanksgiving, weekend and holiday trips to Niagara will include the popular bike train cars, where cyclists can store their bikes for the trip.

Two new weekday round trips to Niagara Falls also begin today (May 23). The trips are well-timed for day trips, hotel check-in and check-out times and events.

All Niagara-bound trains will once again stop at St. Catharines VIA Station following the completion of construction work in the area.

GO customers unloading from the special bike coaches on a Niagara GO Train

Lakeshore West express trips

Also starting today, four new Lakeshore West express options in each direction have been introduced.

In the mornings, eastbound express trips will depart West Harbour GO at 6:10 a.m. and 7:10 a.m., arriving at Union at 7:17 a.m. and 8:17 a.m. Eastbound express trips will depart Aldershot GO at 6:51 a.m. and 7:51 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 7:47 a.m. and 8:47 a.m.

In the afternoon, westbound express trips to West Harbour GO will depart at 3:56 p.m. and 4:56 p.m., arriving at 5:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. Westbound express trips to Aldershot will depart at 4:24 p.m. and 5:24 p.m., arriving at 5:21 p.m. and 6:21 p.m.

Express trips do not stop at Port Credit, Long Branch, Mimico or Exhibition GO stations.

Most rush hour departure times have been adjusted, so customers are asked to check their schedules before they travel.

This is all part of Metrolinx’s commitment to increase service on the Lakeshore West GO Line between Toronto, Hamilton and onto Niagara Falls.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager