Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,
Starting Saturday, August 7th, all-day GO Service will finally become a reality for Hamiltonians, leading to greater transit connectivity for Ward 8 residents in their own backyard – and across the GTHA.
For more details, please continue reading below…
Almost ten years after the province’s first promise of all-day train service from Hamilton, the province announced on July 26 that all-day service between the West Harbour GO station and Union Station in Toronto will begin on August 7th.
According to Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney, who made the announcement at the West Harbour station, trains will begin shortly after 5 a.m. running until late in the evening, with the last train departing Union Station at 11:45 p.m.
The trains will run hourly, as CBC Hamilton reported.
According to the Metrolinx CEO, there will now be 250 trains a week between the stations, previously there were 40 a week.
CBC Hamilton also reports that the new service will not affect existing routes running out of the Hamilton GO Centre on Hunter Street, which operates two trains each way per day and the all-day express bus.
Mayor Eisenberger also stated that there are plans to increase HSR bus service on the section of the A-line that connects with the West Harbour station.
Reached for comment on the expansion of service at the West Harbour GO station, Councillor Danko submitted the following:
All of these investments in Hamilton’s transit connections are necessary to improve service for Ward 8 residents, whether they are using transit to travel to work or run errands locally, or commute to destinations throughout the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.
The expansion of service on B-Line LRT and A-Line enhanced bus service will be critical to ensure convenient and reliable door to door transit access to the West Harbour GO Station.John-Paul Danko, Councillor Ward 8
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