Acton GO Transit Service Begins January 2013December 14, 2012
New changes to the GO Transit network will improve access to and from Acton, beginning Monday, January 7, 2013. After a nearly-two-decade absence, the GO Train will once again be a convenient transit option for residents of Acton and other nearby communities in the Town of Halton Hills and Wellington County.
The new service is made possible by the federal government’s $15 million investment in 2009 to improve the Credit River bridge on the GO Transit line through Georgetown. The provincial government matched this federal investment, providing a total of $30 million to add a second track to the Credit River, as well as provisions for a third track. These bridge improvements, which were completed in 2010, were critical to support the increasing local demand for public transit and vital to the future expansion of GO Transit service in the region, including the new Acton station.
Over the past several years, Ted Arnott, Member of Provincial Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, has worked tirelessly to advocate the extension of GO Transit service to Acton, Guelph and Kitchener. The Town of Halton Hills’ Mayor Rick Bonnette and Town Council were also determined to advance this project, including participating in a land lease agreement between Metrolinx and the Town of Halton Hills.
The two train round-trips that currently serve Guelph Central GO and Kitchener GO Stations during each weekday rush hour will stop at the new Acton GO Station:
- Departs Acton GO at 6:28 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 7:53
- Departs Acton GO at 7:46 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 9:08
- Departs Union Station at 4:45 p.m., arriving at Acton GO at 6:03
- Departs Union Station at 5:45 p.m., arriving at Acton GO at 7:03
To accommodate the new stop, GO Train departures from Kitchener GO and Guelph Central GO Stations will be three minutes earlier in the morning, and the arrivals will be three minutes later in the evening. For full details on these and other upcoming changes to GO’s schedules, please refer to http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/updates/schedulechanges.aspx#January
The new Acton GO Station is located at 45 Eastern Ave in Acton, and the initial one-way adult GO Train fare to Union Station using a PRESTO card will be $9.62 ($10.40 with a single-ride paper ticket).
For more information, please visit www.gotransit.com.