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It's about to get much easier to travel between Brampton and Toronto

Brampton will soon be getting regular weekend service for the first time since GO trains started rolling into the Flower City all the way back in 1974.

Metrolinx announced the upgraded service on Friday, in what is being hailed as a big win for Brampton and a monumental adjustment for the city for the first time in almost 50 years of GO service.

Starting April 8, the Kitchener line that services Guelph Central, Acton, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Brampton, Bramalea, Malton, Weston, Bloor and Union Station will begin hourly service in both directions, transporting customers between Toronto to Brampton.

This is a gigantic adjustment from Metrolinx, one that commuters and transit activists have been calling for with pleas for extended service for many years. 

The first eastbound trip will depart Mount Pleasant GO at 7:49 a.m. and the last trip will depart at 10:49 a.m. The first westbound trip will depart Union at 8:41 a.m. and the last trip will depart at 11:51 p.m.

New weekend GO bus service on routes 30 and 33 will connect seamlessly with GO Train service at Mount Pleasant and Bramalea GO stations.

Starting April 10, GO will also add more weekday service on the Kitchener line, providing one additional express trip departing Kitchener and 8:08 a.m. and arriving at Union around 9:45 a.m.

Another additional trip will leave Bramalea at 9:22 a.m., making all stops to Union Station and arriving shortly before 10 a.m.

For the afternoon commuters, the 4:34 p.m. departure from Union will now extend past Bramalea GO to Georgetown GO.

These changes are one of many across all GO Train lines, including Lakeshore West and the Lakeshore East routes, where some late-night and early-morning trips will be replaced by buses.

For the Barrie Line weekday train service will be replaced by bus service outside of the morning and afternoon periods.

Buses will also replace train trips on the Stouffville Line between Union and Old Elm as well.

Lead photo by

City of Toronto/City of Brampton

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