TriTAG supports extending GO train service to Waterloo Region, and providing important GO bus connections to the GTA and Hamilton areas. GO Transit bus service was launched on October 31, 2009 between Waterloo Region and Mississauga Square One; see our Intercity Transportation resources page for details.
GO Extension to Kitchener
GO Transit has completed an Environmental Assessment for expansion of the Georgetown line through Guelph and Kitchener, and is awaiting provincial approval. It will carry out track improvements in conjunction with VIA Rail, and plans to begin train service in 2011 with six eastbound trains in the morning and six westbound trains in the afternoon and evening.
There are many commuters between Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. TriTAG supports the planned expansion and would further like to see service in both directions during the peak commuting hours as well as daytime and weekend service. Besides commuter service, hourly GO trains would allow a reliable and pleasant intercity transit connection to Guelph and Toronto as an alternative to the 401.
GO Extension to Cambridge
The Region of Waterloo has completed a feasibility study of the expansion of the GO Milton line to Cambridge.
We support such an extension, which would give commuters to the GTA (and vice versa) an alternative to the 401. This service should also aim to provide inter-city transit in addition to commuter travel.
Other GO connections
We would like to see:
- GO bus service between Cambridge and Guelph
- GO bus service between Kitchener, Cambridge and Hamilton