December 10, 2014 6:34 am
Updated: April 22, 2015 9:21 am

Union Pearson Express fares revealed, discount for PRESTO users


WATCH: Not everyone is happy with the fare structure of the UP Express train. Sean Mallen reports.

TORONTO – Riding the highly anticipated Union Pearson Express for a one-way trip from Pearson airport to downtown Toronto will cost users $27.50.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca made the announcement at the Union Pearson airport terminal Wednesday morning.

However, PRESTO card users will get a discount with a one-way fare of $19. It was announced seniors, students, families, children and airport employees will also be given reduced fares.

WATCH: Bruce McCuaig, President & CEO of Metrolinx, describes the fare structure of the UP Express train service that launches in 2015 between Union Station in downtown Toronto and Pearson airport.

Those who board the Union Pearson Express at mid-points will also be paying less.

The train will run every 15 minutes and full one-way trip will take 25 minutes.

The new $456 million rail link is targeted for completion just in time for the Pan Am Games in 2015.

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