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Weekend afternoon trains every 15 minutes from Oshawa GO

Starting April 28, weekend train service will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes in the afternoon and evening on the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines between Durham College Oshawa GO Station and Oakville GO Station and Union Station.

The Ontario government yesterday announced it is adding more than 300 trips per week on Lakeshore East, Milton, Lakeshore West, Kitchener and Stouffville lines. This is a 15 per cent increase in weekly trips.

“As part of our work to get it done on the largest public transit expansion in North America, our government is adding hundreds of additional GO train trips each week for communities across the GTA,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Today’s announcement, along with our recent introduction of free transfers between different transit systems through One Fare, will help get people across the region where they need to go faster, while saving the average transit rider $1,600 every year.”

For transit riders going to and from Pearson Airport, every second UP Express train (every 30 minutes) will be non-stop between Union Station and Pearson Airport, providing commuters with a more direct and convenient option for airport transfers seven days a week.

“On behalf of Ajax Council, I would like to applaud this expansion of GO train service. As our population grows, it’s critical that we can offer our residents transit connected communities. The improved service will further support intensification in and around the Ajax Major Transit Station Area,” said Shaun Collier, Mayor of Ajax.

“This is welcome news for Whitby residents,” said Mayor Elizabeth Roy. “Whether they use the GO train to get to work or school, connect with family and friends or visit destinations in the GTA. A 15 per cent service increase means better-connected communities and improved flexibility and convenience for riders. Expanding trip options also encourages more people to use public transit, which will be increasingly important as Whitby’s population grows.”

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