GO Transit trips from Barrie to Toronto to nearly triple
within five years
Posted April 17,
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Barrie this morning to confirm
the government's plans to increase GO Train services and routes
including increasing weekly trips from 70 to more than 200 over the
next five years.
Grading, bridge and culvert work is already underway on a second track
on the Barrie line, scheduled for completion in 2017.
Enhanced services will include 15-minute, two-way, all-day service
to Aurora, and new two-way hourly service to Barrie during the midday,
evenings and weekends. The new six-kilometre section of track will run
adjacent to the existing track between York University GO Station and
Rutherford GO Station.
Funding source is the Moving Ontario Forward envelope, which is
increasing from $29 billion to $31.5 billion as part of the province's
Regional Express Rail initiative.