August 25, 2015 9:55 am
Updated: August 25, 2015 1:52 pm

GO Transit adds train trips in Brampton, bolsters bus service to Pearson

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TORONTO – GO Transit announced Tuesday it will add 14 new train trips to and from Mount Pleasant GO Station in Brampton to bolster its off-peak midday service hours.

The additional trains will begin operation on Sept. 8 with one eastbound trip that currently departs from Bramalea to also depart from Mount Pleasant.

There will also be new and enhanced bus services to Pearson Airport on two key routes.

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Existing express bus trips that run from Hamilton to Square One in Mississauga will be extended to Pearson Airport, with service every 30 minutes during the rush hour periods and every hour during the weekday off-peak period and on weekends.

A realigned GO Bus Route 34 will be added between North York and Pearson by running to and from the Finch GO Terminal and Yonge/Sheppard TTC subway station.

The trips will run every 30 minutes during peak travel periods and every hour during the weekday off-peak period and on weekends.

It will also run the western leg of the trip on Highway 409 instead of Dixon Road to improve travel times and service reliability.

“Bus service between Brampton and Toronto will be redesigned to complement new rail services, create more direct, express travel options and avoid duplicating local transit services,” said the province in a media release. “This will shorten travel times for customers travelling to key points within the region.”

The transit agency also announced that GO Bus service will begin at the new Erin Mills Station as part of the Mississauga Transitway.

The station is opening seven months ahead of schedule with 300 new parking spaces.

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