Guelph & Wellington
More opportunities for a growing region
The city of Guelph is expanding and growing, and with that comes the need for more transit and more transit options. To meet those needs, we are adding to our transit network to assist in the development of the community and the wellbeing of all residents in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Metrolinx has brought more service to communities located on the Kitchener corridor, and strives to continue that progress. With the addition of new service we are giving residents travel options that suit their needs along with the flexibility required to get where they need to go. This new service includes the recent introduction of a new midday trip between Union Station and Kitchener as well as new evening transit options to Guelph GO station. Adding more travel options opens up more possibilities. More Kitchener GO service – It’s happening.
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Here is some of what’s happening across Guelph & Wellington:
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.
- In 2019, we increased GO train service on the Kitchener line by nearly 45 per cent, including new late-night and midday options for Acton, Georgetown, Guelph and Kitchener.
- In November 2018, we took over ownership on the Guelph Subdivision, the section of the corridor that extends from Georgetown through to Kitchener, and since then crews have been busy improving level crossings, installing new switches, and replacing rail, ties and ballast to make the commute faster and more comfortable.
- In late 2019, the Kitchener GO Rail Service Expansion Initial Business Case Update was released providing financial details on the benefits and costs associated with bringing two-way all-day GO rail service on the Kitchener line to Waterloo Region.
- This report evaluates two infrastructure options to get there.
Future is brighter:
The excitement is building as we embark on the massive transformation of the existing GO rail system to bring a whole new rapid transit experience to your community.
Two-way all-day service to Kitchener requires a host of new infrastructure between Kitchener GO and Bramalea GO. Significant steps are underway to make the changes needed so the corridor can accommodate two-way all-day service. This includes exploring options for electrifying the route and potentially adding a new GO fleet to carry riders, plus new signals, communications systems, and bridges and tunnels.
All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.