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GO bringing back express train

The service will resume Feb. 13
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Metrolinx has announced it is reinstating the cancelled 4:50 p.m. express GO train to the Kitchener line.

The cancellation, earlier this month, triggered a huge outcry from commuters, who said it resulted in chaos.  

That train will resume service beginning on February 13.  

Metrolinx says this will give commuters an additional 1,000 seats compared to today. 

"We listened to our customers very carefully - and as Minister Yurek has requested from us, and as our customers are telling us - the 4:50 p.m. express service to Kitchener is a crucial service for our customers. We are very pleased to announce that we are implementing that from the 13th of February." explained Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster.

"I want to just apologize to our customers for their stress on January 7th and 8th as we introduced the new service. We are going to make much better preparations this time around to make sure everyone understands that trains have changed in size, lengths, and platforms." he added.

"It is great to see that Metrolinx and the Minister of Transportation are listening to GO Train riders by restoring the 4:50 pm express train from Union Station on the Kitchener GO line," Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, said in a release.

"There are going to be bumps in the road as we move towards Two-Way All-Day GO train service to the Region, however this announcement shows that our government will continue to listen to commuter concerns." he added. 




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