GO Train south of Queen Street West,
travelling eastbound to Union Station
|Locale||Greater Toronto Area|
Toronto Union Station
|Daily ridership||22,353 (2008)|
|Opening||October 27, 1981|
|Owner||Canadian Pacific Railway|
|Line length||50.2 kilometres (31.2 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
Following a promotional opening on Sunday October 26, 1981, regular service began the following Monday. Six trips were operated from 2002-2009 and five before this. From 2009-2011, there were seven inbound and seven outbound train trips daily. In 2011 an eighth train was added to the morning and afternoon runs and a ninth train is in the works. GO Transit has let it be known that Canadian Pacific employees will no longer staff the trains on this line as of December 31, 2014.
In October 2009, bus service was expanded to Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, operating between the University of Waterloo and the Square One terminal in Mississauga, including a small number of trips connecting with the train service at Milton.
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo funded a study indicating that a $110 million extension of the Milton line could bring trains to Cambridge by 2012, with possible stations at Guelph Line in Campbellville, Highway 6 in Puslinch, and at Franklin Boulevard (a park-and-ride) and Water Street (downtown with transit connections) in Cambridge. However, the plans didn't come to fruition when an environmental assessment became a victim of budget cuts. Go Transit expects expansion of train service to Cambridge to happen in the 15 to 25 year time frame, after passenger capacity upgrades at Milton to relieve current train overcrowding.
The Milton line makes connections with:
- Significant dates in GO Transit
- "Extra GO train added". The Milton Canadian Champion. 2009-06-24.
- news.therecord.com via The Wayback Machine