Advocating for Improved GO Train Service for Halton Region

Advocating for Improved GO Train Service for Halton Region

Release Date: Oct 16, 2017

On October 16, 2017, Metrolinx, an agency of the Provincial government which was created to coordinate and integrate all modes of transportation in the GTHA, will be hosting a public open house at the Halton Regional Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to have their say on Metrolinx's Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan, which outlines how people and goods will move across the region in the future.

As a growing community, Halton Region needs reliable and frequent transit options to ensure the efficient movement of people and is vital for the Region’s economic prosperity. Halton Region has long been advocating for the implementation of committed Metrolinx programs and enhancements including:

  • the delivery of Regional Express Rail (RER) and 15-minute service on the Lakeshore West GO line;
  • all-day, two-way GO train service to Milton;
  • all-day, two-way GO train service to Georgetown; and
  • first and last mile improvements in access to GO stations.

“We have continued to advocate for enhanced GO service to Halton,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “While we are pleased that RER is expected to be delivered by 2025, this date still remains too far into the future.”

Halton Region has been and continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the country. The coordination of transit is an important element to building complete communities. “Milton continues to grow at a rapid pace, and the fact that they do not have all-day, two-way GO service is unacceptable to the community,” said Carr.

Residents are encouraged to learn more about Metrolinx’s Draft 2041 Regional Plan and join Halton in voicing their concerns about the transportation needs of the community.

For more information about Halton’s advocacy issues, visit halton.ca/advocacy.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:

Robert Hunter
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7064
1-866-442-5866
Robert.Hunter@halton.ca