GO Transit Kitchener line
Kitchener (internally: 31 Kitchener) is a GO Transit train line operating in the Greater Toronto Area. Before the extension to Kitchener, the line was known as the Georgetown Line. The line runs from Toronto Union Station in the east to its western terminus of Kitchener GO Station. The line began service on April 29, 1974 and ran the same path to Georgetown GO Station. The line was extended to Guelph in 1990, but was cut back to Georgetown in 1993 due to budget cutbacks.
GO Transit completed an environmental assessment for the expansion of service to Kitchener in 2009. It was approved by the Minister of the Environment in January 2010 and the service was announced by GO in November 2010. Among the work that will be done are a storage facility in Kitchener and ticketing service at new stations in Acton, Guelph and Kitchener. Train service was extended to Guelph and Kitchener on December 19, 2011, with Acton GO Station opened on January 7, 2013.
Service on the Kitchener Line is augmented by a train-bus service outside peak periods east of Guelph Central Station, with connections to and from Guelph Central at Georgetown GO for train trips during rush hours that end at Georgetown. Service at Kitchener is provided by route 25 at nearby Charles Street Transit Terminal outside peak periods.
Eight trips operate southbound to Toronto Union Station during AM rush hours and six trips operate northbound during PM rush hours. Three of the eight trips operating southbound originate at Bramalea GO Station, three originate from Georgetown with one operating express south of Bramalea, and two originate from Kitchener. One of these Kitchener trips is new while the other was an extended Georgetown trip. Four northbound trips terminate at Georgetown, while two have been extended to Kitchener. The Georgetown line used to operate midday service between Bramalea and Union, but it was cut back in favour of train-bus service instead.
|Station name||Date opened||Notes|
|Toronto Union Station||August 6, 1927|
|Bloor GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Weston GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Etobicoke North GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Malton GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Bramalea GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Brampton GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Mount Pleasant GO Station||February 7, 2005|
|Georgetown GO Station||April 29, 1974|
|Acton GO Station||January 7, 2013|
|Guelph Central GO Station||December 19, 2011|
|Kitchener GO Station||December 19, 2011|
- ↑ GO Transit is expanding train service to Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Acton (Press release). GO Transit. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
- ↑ December 19 schedule changes, gotransit.com, retrieved on 2011-11-25
|Routes & Stations|
|Barrie||Union - York University - Rutherford - Maple - King City - Aurora - Newmarket - East Gwillimbury - Bradford - Barrie South - Allandale Waterfront|
|Kitchener||Union - Bloor - Weston - Etobicoke North - Malton - Bramalea - Brampton - Mount Pleasant - Georgetown - Acton - Guelph Central - Kitchener|
|Lakeshore East||Union - Danforth - Scarborough - Eglinton - Guildwood - Rouge Hill - Pickering - Ajax - Whitby - Oshawa|
|Lakeshore West||Union - Exhibition - Mimico - Long Branch - Port Credit - Clarkson - Oakville - Bronte - Appleby - Burlington - Aldershot - Hamilton|
|Milton||Union - Kipling - Dixie - Cooksville - Erindale - Streetsville - Meadowvale - Lisgar - Milton|
|Niagara Falls||Union - Port Credit - Oakville - Burlington - St. Catharines - Niagara Falls|
|Richmond Hill||Union - Oriole - Old Cummer - Langstaff - Richmond Hill|
|Stouffville||Union - Kennedy - Agincourt - Milliken - Unionville - Centennial - Markham - Mount Joy - Stouffville - Lincolnville|