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12/15/2008



Rail News: Passenger Rail

GO Transit releases strategic plan


Toronto's GO Transit recently unveiled its long-term strategic plan, GO 2020, which outlines how the agency's expects to handle growing ridership and improve service and reliability and provides a framework for GO Transit's capital and operating plans and budget.

By 2020, GO Transit plans to provide two-way, all-day service within its core service area, with trains and buses departing at least every 15 minutes during peak periods and every 30 minutes during off-peak periods. The agency also plans to add new peak-period service along rail lines currently not being used and extend existing passenger-rail lines, including Bowmanville on the Lakeshore East line, Uxbridge on the Stouffville line, Aurora Road on the Richmond Hill line and Guelph on the Georgetown line.

The strategic plan also takes into consideration the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan and the MoveOntario 2020 provincial investment program.


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