Hamilton, ON – Ontario plans to increase GO train service to Hamilton and throughout the GTA, providing two-way, full-day service seven days a week and creating 68,000 jobs throughout Ontario.
Across the GTA, new jobs will be created in construction, design and engineering because new tracks need to be put in to meet the new demands. The investment will also create demand for manufactured goods such as electrical equipment, steel and other products.
“We’re committed to having two-way, full-day service seven days a week, and we will have it in place for Hamilton in time for the Pan Am Games, which means job creation will get an immediate boost because work will be getting started soon,” said Ontario Premier McGuinty.
To bring in the new service, two new stations will be built in Hamilton – at James Street North and Confederation Station – creating about 8,000 local jobs during construction. Because more trains will be running, more coaches need to be ordered – and GO is doubling its rolling stock, creating new opportunities for rail car manufacturers in northern Ontario.
Studies have shown that traffic congestion costs the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas $6 billion a year.