Ontario adding 300 GO train trips per week to GTA routes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the additional trips will begin on April 28. (Tara Walton/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the additional trips will begin on April 28. (Tara Walton/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The province says it is adding 300 weekly GO train trips to routes throughout the Greater Toronto Area in what Metrolinx is billing as the largest expansion of rail service in more than a decade.

Premier Doug Ford announced the changes at a morning news conference in Milton, Ont., alongside Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria.

The additional trips on the Milton, Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Kitchener and Stouffville lines will begin April 28, Ford said.

Voters in Milton will choose a new MPP in a byelection set for May 2.

The seat has been empty since former Ford cabinet minister Parm Gill resigned to run for the federal Conservative party.

More to come.