Milton line

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Milton
GO Transit logo.svg Milton line GO logo.png
Milton GO Train Eastbound.jpg
GO Train south of Queen Street West,
travelling eastbound to Union Station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
System GO Train
Locale Greater Toronto Area
Stations 9
Daily ridership 30,000 (2014)[1]
Website Table 21
Operation
Opening October 27, 1981
Owner Canadian Pacific Railway
Operator(s) GO Transit
Technical
Line length 50.2 kilometres (31.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Guelph Junction - storage yard
50.2 km Milton
Halton Region ¦ Peel Region
Lisgar
37.2 km Meadowvale
34.1 km Streetsville Jct.
32.7 km Streetsville
Credit River
403 Overpass
29.1 km Erindale
24.8 km Cooksville
20.0 km Dixie
Peel Region ¦ Toronto
15.6 km KiplingTTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
11.7 km Humber River
Kitchener line
Parkdale Junction
(Barrie GO line to Barrie)
Lakeshore West GO line to Hamilton
North Bathurst Yard
0.00 UnionBSicon CLRV.svgTTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
GO Transit logo.svgLakeshore West logo.png Lakeshore East line GO logo.pngKitchener line GO logo.pngBarrie line GO logo.png Richmond Hill line GO logo.png
VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg

The Milton line is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It extends from Union Station in Toronto to Milton.

Following a promotional opening on Sunday October 26, 1981, regular service began the following Monday.[2] Six trips were operated from 2002-2009 and five before this. From 2009-2011, there were seven inbound and seven outbound train trips daily. An eighth train was added to the morning and afternoon runs in 2011 and a ninth train started on January 5, 2015.[3]

On April 16, 2015, the Ontario government is working with Metrolinx to have more train service along the Milton line, known as GO Regional Express Rail over the next decade. During peak hours, trains would run in peak direction every 15 minutes along this line.[4]

Waterloo Region[edit]

Bus service was expanded into the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo in October 2009. Several bus routes operate between the University of Waterloo, Kitchener Charles Street Transit Terminal, and Cambridge SmartCentre shopping centre to the Square One Bus Terminal in central Mississauga, including a small number of trips connecting with the train service at Milton GO Station.

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.[5] 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.[6]

Connections[edit]

The Milton line makes connections with:

See also[edit]

Milton line locomotives at rest in the Campbellville yard, approximately 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regional Express Rail" (PDF). Metrolinx. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Significant dates in GO Transit
  3. ^ "Extra GO train added". The Milton Canadian Champion. 2009-06-24. 
  4. ^ Ontario improving GO Transit service along all corridors
  5. ^ news.therecord.com via The Wayback Machine
  6. ^ therecord.com

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