Helping Residents Unschedule Their Schedule
Durham Region is growing and thriving more every day – new housing developments, businesses and amenities offer exciting opportunities for this vibrant community to live, work and play. Now more than ever, Durham residents have more choices to do what they want to do, when they want to do it. As the region expands and the population increases, it’s vital that transit adapts to the needs of the community and offers them more freedom to travel in and out of Durham when they want.
Now, Metrolinx is helping residents unschedule their schedule with more frequent all-day, two-way GO Trains between Oshawa and Downtown Toronto/Union Station.
We’re opening up possibilities for Durham Region to continue to grow, develop and prosper with more Lakeshore East GO Train Service. It’s happening.
projected population growth by 2041
corridor extension east of Oshawa GO station
Here is some of what’s happening across Durham Region:
GO service is expanding to serve you better – with more frequent service, more stations, cleaner technology and more connections. Across the entire network, our goal is to deliver 6,000 train trips a week – so you won’t need a schedule because the next train is coming soon.
- Service two ways, all-day between Oshawa and Toronto, seven days/week.
- In September 2019, we added fifteen new weekly midday trips on the Lakeshore East line for people in Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.
- Improvements are underway at Ajax GO Station to support future 15-minute, two-way service between Union Station and Oshawa GO, giving you a better and faster travel experience along Lakeshore East.
- Metrolinx has updated and improved Guildwood GO Station building and rail platforms. The award-winning new station building provides full accessibility to the new station building, upgraded platforms, and improved parking while keeping your commute as easy as possible.
- Learn more about the Bowmanville Expansion and Metrolinx’s further development of Option 2 into the Preliminary Design Business Case phase.
- Park and ride GO Bus service at the parking lots at 500 Howard Street in Oshawa and at 1350 Courtice Road in Courtice to provide direct connections to the Oshawa GO train station.
- In 2018, we opened the Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility to meet GO Transit’s operational requirements and ensure the foundation for two-way all-day service on key areas of the network.
- Temporary Laydown Area at Rouge Hill GO, November 2021
- Rouge River Bridge Rehabilitation, October/November 2021
- Rail Corridor Vegetation and Tree Clearing
All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.