New GO train service links Waterloo Region and T.O.
The new GO train layover facility is seen in Kitchener, Ont. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (Phil Molto / CTV News)
TORONTO - Commuters in southwestern Ontario have a new option for getting to Toronto starting today.
GO train service kicks off today between Waterloo Region and Toronto.
Initially, the service will see two trains leave the Kitchener station every weekday morning, while two trains will return from Union Station in the afternoon.
The first train leaves Kitchener at 5:52 a.m., stops in Guelph, then times remain the same between Georgetown and Union Station.
The existing weekday westbound 5:45 p.m. train from Union will now get to Georgetown at 6:46 p.m., Guelph at 7:18 p.m. and Kitchener at 7:42 p.m.
John Milloy, the member of provincial parliament for Kitchener Centre, says the long-term goal is to run trains between the two communities throughout the day, seven days a week.