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More GO-train service for Kitchener, Guelph,
Mondays to Fridays, starting January 7



Metrolinx is operating more GO Transit trains in each direction to and from Kitchener Mondays to Fridays, starting Monday, January 7.

That day, the transit agency is extending the eastbound Monday-to-Friday morning train that usually starts its trip in Georgetown GO Station at 6:48 a.m. to start, instead, in the Kitchener VIA Rail Canada station at 5:40 a.m. The train picks up passengers at Guelph Central and Acton GO stations, arriving in Georgetown at its usual time. It then continues serving passengers at all stations along the line, ending its trip in Union Station at 7:43 a.m.

GO also increases the number of train cars or coaches on this train to 12 from ten to accommodate more passengers.

Monday-to-Friday afternoons, GO extends two trains to Kitchener, but also shortens the trip for a current Kitchener-bound train that, starting next month, ends its trip in Georgetown.

The westbound train that usually leaves Union Station at 3:35 p.m. continues to Kitchener, instead of ending its trip in Georgetown. It drops off passengers in Acton and Guelph, ending its trip in Kitchener at 5:43 p.m.

GO also increases the number of coaches on this train to 12 from ten to accommodate more passengers.

The westbound train that usually leaves Union at 5:02 p.m. continues to Kitchener, instead of ending its trip in Mount Pleasant GO Station. It drops off passengers in Georgetown, Acton and Guelph, ending its trip in Kitchener at 7:11 p.m.

GO is decreasing the number of coaches on this train to ten from 12 due to the lack of space for storing trains overnight in Kitchener.


GO is also making other changes to train service along the 31 Kitchener line in January.


It’s extending the eastbound train that usually starts its trip in Bramalea GO Station at 5:54 a.m. Instead, the train starts in Mount Pleasant at 5:38 a.m., picking up passengers at all stations along the line and ending its trip in Union Station at the usual time of 6:32 a.m.

And, it’s extending the train that usually starts in Mount Pleasant at 5:56 a.m. Instead, the train starts in Georgetown at 5:47 a.m. and ends in Union at 6:50 a.m. GO is decreasing the number of coaches on this train to ten from 12.


The westbound train that usually leaves Union at 4:20 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves, instead, 16 minutes earlier at 4:04 p.m. The train drops off passengers at stations along the line as much as 16 minutes earlier than usually. It ends its trip in Georgetown at 5:12 p.m.

The train that usually leaves Union at 4:50 p.m. leaves, instead, 15 minutes earlier than usually at 4:35 p.m. The train no longer operates express to Bramalea, but drops off passengers at Bloor, Weston, Etobicoke North and Malton GO stations. It ends its trip in Georgetown at 5:43 p.m. (This train no longer continues to Kitchener. Passengers who usually boarded this train to travel to Acton, Guelph and Kitchener must board the “new” Kitchener-bound train that leaves Union at 5:02 p.m.

The train that usually leaves Union at 5:20 p.m. leaves, instead, seven minutes later at 5:27 p.m. It drops off passengers at stations along the line as much as seven minutes later than usually. It ends its trip in Kitchener at 7:39 p.m.

The train that usually leaves Union at 5:50 p.m. leaves, instead, ten minutes later at 6 p.m. It drops off passengers at stations along the line as much as ten minutes later than usually. It ends its trip in Kitchener at 8:07 p.m.


Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s new Minister of Transportation announced the service changes at an event in Kitchener Monday, December 17.

According to the Metrolinx blog, The Link, the new service changes are the result of a stronger working relationship between Metrolinx and CN Rail, which owns part of the 101 kilometres of track between Union Station and Kitchener.

According to chief executive officer Phil Verster, “Metrolinx has avoided the need for a costly freight by-pass on the Kitchener corridor, allowing for steadily increased service between Toronto and Kitchener until full two-way, all-day service is delivered.”

“We are now increasing service to Kitchener GO by 25 per cent and there will be more news to come,” said Minister Yurek. “This is an important step as we continue working with CN to deliver more service and offer two-way, all-day GO train service for people on the Kitchener line as soon as possible.”