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Premier Ford unveils GO service expansion in Milton ahead of byelection

“We're out there making announcements every single day in every region of this province. We're going to keep making announcements not just here, but everywhere in the province," Ford said, denying the announcement had anything to do with the upcoming vote.

Published Apr 15, 2024 at 6:10pm

Barbara Patrocinio
Barbara Patrocinio
Premier Ford unveils GO service expansion in Milton ahead of byelection
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is seen during a funding announcement, Friday, April 5, 2024 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited Milton on Monday to announce an expansion of GO train service, though denied that it was an effort to sway voters in the fast-growing town ahead of a May 2 byelection.

Ford said his government is expanding the number of GO train weekly trips by 15 per cent — including additional morning and afternoon rush hour trips between Milton and Toronto. Collectively, Ford said GO was adding 300 trips per week on the Milton, Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Kitchener and Stouffville lines.

This also means that starting on April 28, GO weekend train service will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes in the afternoon and evening on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East lines between Oakville GO Station, Union Station and Durham College Oshawa GO Station. And for the first time, riders on the bustling Kitchener line can take advantage of 30-minute weekday service during midday and evenings between Bramalea in Brampton and Toronto's Union Station.

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