Go Transit Improvements and Expansions into the Durham Area
Recently, the government of Ontario has approved millions of dollars to help in the expansion of the Go Transit commute in Durham. Some of the improvements include faster service during weekday service. Currently they have trains every 30 minutes going from Union Station to Durham, and now they are planning to have train service every 15 minutes. They will also have extended service from Oshawa to Union station and also have Express service from Pickering to Oshawa. It will be an impressive change for the commuters from Durham. This could cut the commute time in half for a high
amount of travelers.
They will also be expanding certain stations for better parking, easier access to the trains and ticket buying. Those locations are Ajax, Pickering and the Whitby Stations. They will be modernizing the Pickering location. In 2012, at the Pickering station, Metrolinx, who oversees Go Transit, opened a pedestrian bridge over the 401, and now they are in the process of modernizing the station and including platform level elevators that will be completed in the summer of 2015. At the Ajax station, they will be working on a multi-level parking structure. They are planning to extend the Go Transit all the way to Bowmanville in the future.
The continuous improvements east of Toronto will make it much easier for the Durham residents to get into Toronto for work or pleasure. It can take roughly 25-35 minutes to travel from Oshawa to Union Station; faster and safer than driving!