Starting August 7, GO train passengers will be able to easily ride to and from Hamilton’s West Harbour GO Station without needing to transfer at Aldershot GO Station.
The province announced Monday that it is introducing hourly GO train service along the Lakeshore West line between West Harbour GO Station and Union Station each day of the week.
The extension of service between Aldershot and West Harbour GO Stations will provide 28 new trips to and from Hamilton and Toronto on weekdays, with 14 trips in both directions, and 35 trips on each weekend day, with 16 eastbound departures and 19 westbound departures.
“For far too long, commuters in Hamilton have had to rely on Aldershot GO Station in Burlington to access Union Station,” said Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney. “The introduction of hourly train service each day of the week will give Hamilton residents another way to get to and from cities along the Lakeshore West GO line, helping drive long-term economic growth and job creation throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe.”
The province is also working with the City of Hamilton and federal government to advance the 14-kilometre Hamilton LRT line that will offer service from McMaster University to Eastgate Square.
The Hamilton LRT is expected to improve connectivity to institutions and transit hubs including McMaster University, City Hall, Tim Hortons Field, Eastgate Square and the employment centre of Downtown Hamilton.
In May, Ontario announced a federal funding commitment of $1.7 billion to advance the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which matches the province’s $1.7 billion investment into the project for a total investment of $3.4 billion to support construction.