Two-Way All-Day GO Train Service Coming to the Milton Line

MPP Sabawy and Premier Ford shake hands before a major announcement at the Mississauga Board of Trade on February 8, 2024.

February, 2024

MISSISSAUGA — The government of Ontario has publicly expressed its intentions to expand service on the Milton GO Line, with the eventual goal of implementing two-way all-day train service.

Premier Ford made the announcement on February 8th at a meeting of the Mississauga Board of Trade — confirming the Ontario government’s support to enhance GO train service along the Milton line with two-way all-day service and urging the federal government to be a full funding partner.

The two-way all-day GO rail service along the Milton corridor would be achieved by building a fully separated passenger rail line. This would allow faster and multi-directional travel for commuters in Mississauga, Milton, and Etobicoke. The initial business case analysis estimates capital costs of $6.2 billion, with ridership increasing to over 90,000 daily riders upon completion.

“Our government is investing more than $70 billion over the next decade to lead the largest expansion of public transit in North America, including across Peel and Milton regions,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Alongside Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, our government has a plan to move Peel and Milton regions’ people and economy forward.”

The Milton GO rail corridor is the fourth busiest line on the GO network and serves as a vital transit connection with the rest of the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. The Milton Line services stations near Mississauga—Erin Mills, including Erindale, Streetsville, Meadowvale, and Lisgar GO stations.

Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, issued a statement, calling on the federal government’s support for the infrastructure project.

“Everyone in Ontario deserves access to reliable transit options that connect them to good-paying jobs and housing,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “The extension of the Hazel McCallion LRT and Milton GO rail corridor are essential next steps in our mission to get commuters where they need to go, when they need to be there. We urge the federal government to share in the cost of this critical project in Milton to meet the growing needs of this region.”

Sheref Sabawy, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills, stated that he is happy to see investments being made to improve transportation infrastructure in Mississauga: “North America’s largest transit infrastructure expansion is happening right here in Ontario, and that includes long-overdue investments into Mississauga.”

This investment into GO rail service is just one of many investments in public transit infrastructure totaling $70 billion — the largest transit investment in Canadian history.