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Significant Dates in GO Transit
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1962 - 1969
DATE:
YY/MM/DD
CORRIDOR:EVENT(S):
1962-Ontario Government establishes Metropolitan Toronto and Regional Transportation Study (MTARTS) to study and report on transportation policy and needs in Toronto and surrounding areas
1965, May 19LakeshoreJohn Robarts, Premier of Ontario, officially announces plans for commuter train service project between Ajax-Pickering, Toronto Union Station, Oakville, Hamilton
1965-7LakeshoreCNR and TTR upgrade signaling, switches, add high speed passing tracks between Hamilton and Pickering for GO opening
1966, Aug 15-Sept 02LakeshoreMockup wooden models and sections of first single level commuter cars displayed at CNE - cab car numbered 'D900' (Demonstrator) with destination board marker 'CNE'
1967, Jan-CNR 600, CNR 601 in dark blue paint and CN noodle logo roll out from GMD, London - GO's first power
1967, March-Single level cab cars and coaches begin rolling off Hawker-Siddeley production line
1967, Apr 02LakeshoreGO operates "shake-down" runs between Pickering and Hamilton
1967, May 20LakeshoreLast official operation of Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Hamilton-Toronto commuter trains
1967, May 23LakeshoreGO Transit train service officially opens by the Province of Ontario under leadership of Premier John Robarts, between Pickering, Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton
1967, June 26LakeshoreTrain service increases to hourly between Oakville and Pickering under ETT authority #985 (SECOND ETT graphic soon)
1967, Aug 15-Sept 02-First scheduled GO Transit train stops at Canadian National Exhibition
1967, Sept 05LakeshoreTrain service increased to three trains per hour during rush hour times under ETT authority #1025
1969, Apr 10-. All self-propelled, cab cars, and loconotives equipped with Identra Commuter Train Identification coil mounting arrangements have been removed & will not be replaced
. for added safety vital circuits define maximum length of trains of 10 cars plus locomotive
. signals & crossovers and tracks schmetics modifed at Oakville for smoother operations

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1970 - 1979

1974, Apr 29GeorgetownNew GO Georgetown-Toronto service begins with three trips on weekdays only - station stops: Georgetown, Brampton, Bramalea, Bloor, Malton, Weston, Toronto Union
1974GeorgetownGO Etobicoke North station opens
1974, JulyLakeshoreGO tests borrowed bi-level cars from CPRail Montreal commuter service to test in Toronto on GO train service
1974, Sept 01-GO Transit operations turned over to newly formed Toronto Area Operating authority (TATOA)
1975, Nov 14GeorgetownCNR Guelph-Toronto commuter train service ends
1975-8GeorgetownGO Georgetown-Toronto adds fourth trip
1976, AprilLakeshoreGO leases C&NW bi-levels until 30 single levels car order from Hawker-Siddely is shipped in late 1976 - cars to be numbered 1076-1105 (later sold to Quebec 1994)
1978, March 13-GO introduces first bi-level coaches into service after extensive tests with lease of CPR bi-level coaches from Montreal commuter service
1978, Apr 29Richmond HillOffical opening of new GO Richmond Hill-Toronto train service
1978, May 01Richmond HillRegular train service begins with three weekday trips - stations: Richmond Hill, Langstaff, Old Cummer, Oriole, Toronto Union
1978, Oct-Bi-level cars from first order all operational
1979, AugustAllGO moves into new Union Station concourse with new operational control centre
1979, DecWillowbrook YdPhase 1 Willowbrook Yard shops operational

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1980 - 1989

1980, MarchLakeshoreCNR Burlington Station replaced by new GO station .5 miles to the east
1980, SeptWillowbrook YdPhase II of shops at Willowbrook Yard operational for diesel, cab cars, and coaches
1981, Oct 25MiltonNew GO Milton-Toronto offical opening
1981, Oct 26MiltonBegins with three trips per weekday only - stations: Milton, Meadowvale, Streetsville, Erindale, Cooksville, Dixie, Kipling, Toronto Union - first GO service on Canadian Pacific right-of-way
1982, Aug 23LakeshoreTrain Order issued that T/O Hamilton removed from service & withdrawn - GO trains do not need to obtain clearance at Hamilton Yd & exempt from Register Stn
1982, Sept 07BradfordGO begins service from VIA Rail between Barrie and Toronto with one round trip per weekday - stations: Bradford, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Maple (Lefroy and Barrie stations cancelled)
1982, Sept 07StouffvilleGO begins service from VIA Rail between Stouffville and Toronto with one round trip per weekday - stations: Stouffville, Markham, Unionville, Milliken, Agincourt, Toronto Union
1983StouffvilleStouffville GO service includes stops at Danforth and Scarborough with Lakeshore trains alternating stops
1983, SpringLakeshoreTTR re-construction of Toronto Union and the unique 'flyunder' open for use
1983, Sept-Seventy-one bi-level Series II commuter cars being added - more than 60 improvements to these cars with better riding trucks, improved door seals, new emergency exit handles and tools and procedures, more reliable AC and heat
1985, Mar 15TTR
Lakeshore
Some GO trains getting stuck using the new fly-under when train length is 10-12 cars account 15mph speed restriction - after construction finished speeds increased to 30-35mph and problem overcome
1986, Oct 27LakeshoreThird weekday Toronto-Hamilton-Toronto round trip added
1988, Feb-GO515 first to receive and test Australian 'Metromizer' a device to improve fuel saving through better engineer operational control
1988, Mar-May-CPRail leases GO power 708, 707, 706 on March 19/20, Mar 26/27, Apr 02/03, Apr 09/10, Apr 16/17, May 07/08 account power shortage
1988, July-GO advertises for sale 500-507
1988, Aug 15-GMD rolls out GO 520 to 535 Series I F59PH units
1988, Sept 19LakeshoreAppleby station opened
1988, Sept-GO accepts delivery of first 16 F59PH units
1988, Nov-GO 500 to 507 sold to AMTRAK and renumbered AMT 192 to 199
1988, Dec 04LakeshoreNew GO subdivision from Pickering to Whitby - first use of concrete ties used in Great Lakes Region
1988, Dec 05LakeshoreRegular train service between Ajax and Whitby, all day, seven days a week begins
1989, Jan 09MiltonGO increases number of trains to five per weekday
1989, May-First three of twenty rebuilt single level cars on ONR 'Little Bear' operating between Cochrane and Moosonee
1989, JuneRichmond HillGO adds four trains, northbound
1989, OctRichmond HillGO adds four trains, southbound
1989, Dec-New bi-level order for sixty cars from UTDC/Lavalin ordered for May 1990 through April 1991
1989, Dec-1990 Jan-GO accepts delivery of GO 536 to 547 Series II F59PH's

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1990 - 1999

1990, Jan 29StouffvilleStouffville-Toronto adds second round trip
1990, Feb 27-Mar 27-GO 545 tested on Chicago's METRA commuter service runs
1990, Aug-GO 548 to 561 arrived in Willowbrook Yard
1990, Sept-GO advertises for sale 720-726, 900-908, 910-911 to close 25 Oct 1990
1990, Sept 17BradfordGO extends train service to Barrie
1990, Oct-GO receives 42 bi-level numbered 2254 to 2295 but GO renumbers to 2300 to 2341
1990, Oct 01LakeshoreOne round trip weekday train service between Oshawa and Toronto added
1990, Oct 28GeorgetownService extended to Acton and Guelph - one train only - offical opening
1990, Oct 29GeorgetownService extended to Acton and Guelph - one train only
1990, Oct 29MiltonGO adds one evening Milton-Toronto round trip and three midday Toronto-Erindale trips
1990, Nov-Dec 21-CP leases leases GO power 720,722,723,726
1991, JanLakeshoreTrain service to Exhibition begins year round stops for all trains - special events annulled in favour of this service
1991, Mar-Apr 30-GO 700-702, 705, 707-708, 720-721, 724-726 leased to CPRail - 720 replaces 721 as failed
1991, May 06StouffvilleGO Unionville relocated to south of town centre
1991, Sept 08LakeshoreGO car #9909 (MARC 7805) set on fire at CNR Danforth Yard where stored
1991, Oct-GO 708 outshopped as CNR 9675
1991, Oct 02-GO bi-levels 2456, 2457 and 2458 renumbered for lease as Tri-Rail 1013, 1014, and 1015 respectively to Miami, Florida
1991, Oct 23-CNR offers to overhaul GO stored single level cars for Montreal-Deux-Montagne commuter service at their Point St.Charles Shops
1991, Oct 23-GO bi-level 2459 removed from roster and made into wheel chair prototype car and renumbered 2499
1991, Oct 26MiltonMidday Toronto-Erindale service reduced to two round trips per day
1991, Nov 01-GO 703, 904 purchased by Tri-Rail, Miami, Florida
1992, Jan-CPRail leases GO 721, 723, 724
1992, Jan 09LakeshoreCab Car 105 destroyed by fire at CNR Danforth Yard where stored
1992, Feb-ONR replaces 'TEE' with retrofit GO single level cars
1992, Feb-Pandrol Jackson purchases eleven GO single level cars
1992, Mar 05-GO 723 off lease from CPRail
1992, Mar 16LakeshoreAnother GO single level car #1043 destroyed by fire while stored at CNR Danforth Yard
1992, Mar 18-Apr 06-GO bi-levels and ACPUs used by VIA Rail account VIA LRC cracked and broken axles
. F59s also used with VIA power & GO coaches
1992, Apr 01-Fare increases account Ontario government held back subsidsy
1992, May 23LakeshoreAll day seven days a week service extended to Oakville, Appleby, and Burlington (Fairview) on hourly service
1992, May 24LakeshoreActual ceremony at Fairview (Burlington) GO station to celebrate offical opening
1992, May 25LakeshoreGO Aldershot station opens by rush hour trains only
1992, June-Seventy of 85 remaining single level cars sold to Lima, Peru rather than Province of Quebec - deal collapses account finances so Quebec gets 80 cars Oct 21 1992 for delivery Feb 1993
1992, Sept 11-GO board approves in principle plan to sell its locomotives, cars, buses to European investors
1992, Oct-GO announces lease of four bi-levels to Tri-Rail Commuter in Miami, Florida
1992, Oct 21-Quebec obtains 80 GO single level cars
1992, Nov 01-GO sends four bi-levels to Miami
1993, Feb 01-Quebec begins accepting delivery of 80 single level GO cars
1993, Apr-GO places new order for 562 to 568 F59PH units for late delivery in 1993
1993, Apr 06-GO562-566 arrive at MacMillian Yard for transfer to Willowbrook
1993, Apr 19-GO 565-6 arrive Willowbrook
1993, Apr 25-GO 568 arrives Willowbrook Yard
1993, June 08-Old Port, Montreal displays GO cars 1081 and 1088 with CP 5557 and CN 6003 as part of demo for joint CN/CP commuter services
1993, June 15-GO 725, 726 transferred to Precision National Corp in Mt Vernon, Ill.
1993, July 02GeorgetownActon, Guelph stops canceled and service returns to Georgetown effective 05 July
1993, July 02BradfordGO operates last train to Barrie
1993, July 03LakeshoreGovernment cutback weekend and off-peak hour trains replacing them with buses to Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Oakville, Appleby, Burlington however regular trains service these stations during weekday rush hour times - all other stations maintain regular scheduled service
1993, July 05BradfordGovernment cut backs return service to Bradford
1993, Dec 15-Province of Quebec finally buys 80 single level cars (some sources show Dec 21)
1994, Feb 01-GO announces lease of bi-levels to California after their major earthquake
1994, Mar 03-Bi-levels start leaving for California for six month lease
1994, Jun 30-GO 801 shipped to Ontario Northland
1994, Dec 18LakeshoreGO Subdivision begins service from Whitby to Oshawa North (Oshawa North designated as GO station and Oshawa for VIA/CNR
1995, Jan-GO sells off last of its five remaining single level cars
1995, Jan 08LakeshoreGO Subdivision officially opens to Oshawa from Whitby
1995, Jan 09LakeshoreRegular service begins Oshawa to Toronto / Oakville West GO station renamed to GO Bronte
1995, Jan 22-Central Puget Sound Regional Transportation Authority (CPSRTA) leases GO equipment operated by Burlington Northern
1995, June-Wheelchair accessibility platforms available starting at fifteen stations with 42, 2300 cars made wheelchair accessible
1995, Oct-GO 800, 802, 900-903, 905-908, 910-11 sold to scrapper in Hamilton - deal falls through so units cut up at Willowbrook
1995, Nov 01-West Coast Express in British Columbia leases GO equipment
1996, Jan 08MiltonGovernment cuts back trains to five round trips per weekday - midday Erindale trains and evening trip from Milton also cutback
1996, Mar-GO unit now CNR9677 in CN paint
1996, March 4Richmond HillSouthbound trains cutback to three trains Monday to Friday
1996, Mar 15-Apr 19Georgetown
Richmond Hill
Georgetown and Richmond Hill trains department Track 12 and 13 during rush hour account asbestos removable at Union
1996, Apr 29LakeshoreHamilton terminal switches from CNR station to Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (TH&B) station
1996, Apr 30LakeshoreRail service begins at TH&B station
1996, May 16-GO announces and begins advertising on bi-levels first appearing on Lakeshore corridor
1996, May 17-GO unveils advertising on bi-levels
1996, Sept-GO selling 566-8 with bids to close 07 Nov 1996
1997, Mar 21-Former GO single level cars appear in Calgary by Pandrol Jackson
1997, Jun 01-GO transfers maintenance of equipment from CNR
1997, Sept-Upgrades to 2200 series commuter cars completed
1997, Dec 17-AMT begins using GO cars on Montreal-Rigaud commuter line
1998, June 29LakeshoreGO schedules restructured into express and local trips
1998, June 29StouffvilleGO cancels stops at Danforth and Scarborough and Lakeshore returns to normal full schedule
1998, Aug 25-GO announces first over-haul of F59PH locomotives by Alstom on the EMD710 prime mover - work on first ten locomotives (520-529) began approx. Aug 01 and due back by 31 Dec - the remaining six (530-535) due back first half of 1999
1998, Sept 08BradfordBradford to Toronto begins second round trip
1999, Apr 26Richmond HillSouthbound trains returns to four trains Monday to Friday

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2000

2000, Apr 27Lakeshore
Markham
Richmond Hill
GO announces major timetable improvements to Oshawa, Bronte, Appleby, Burlington, all-day weekday Lakeshore trains / also to Markham (2 new trains) / also to Richmond Hill (new weekday evening train)
2000, May 01Lakeshore
Markham
Richmond Hill
New train service beings (see 27 Apr)
2000, May 09Lakeshore
Markham
Richmond Hill
Official opening ceremonies for 27 Apr and 01 May announcements
2000, May 15All Motive PowerGO begins using low-sulphur diesel fuel in locomotives during summer months
2000, June 29All Bi-level CarsBecause of water tragedy in Walkerton account Harris cut-backs, GO tested and discovered high levels of harmless bacteria at drinking fountain stations; GO reacted immediately to seal off all 279 bi-level car drinking water stations as a precaution (it took about 18 hours to complete)
2000, JulyMotive PowerGO installs and testing new cab unit AC on GO538 for headend crew
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2001

2001, MayMiltonCPR is renumbering all their trains to better reflect their priority on their entire system - Galt Sub GO trains on the Milton will be referred to by a two digit prefix and single letter suffix in their ETTs (this currently does not change the GO timetable numbers / conflicts with the CNR nmbering would be extensive) - the system changes 150-159 to 50G-59G (simple, just drop the leading one digit; add 'G' for GO to the end) - interesting note: in the years GO has operated on the Galt, this is only the third major timetable change since beginning operations
2001, 01 JulyAll + CNR, CPR, ONR, VIAToronto Terminals Railway (TTR) the controlling 'centre' for all trains through Union Station has been renamed, effective this date, to Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC)
2001, JulyMotive Power, CarsGO to lease from Tri-Rail in Florida - will be with GO for 18 months
Locomotive F40PH #811
U.T.D.C. coach 1008
U.T.D.C. coach 1009
U.T.D.C. cab car 504 - Tri-Rail 811 was an Amtrak F40PH once
. This equipment now exprected to remain with GO until March 2003
2001, OctGO Uxbridge / Newmarket SubsCANAC is to upgrade track on the GO Uxbridge Sub and Newmarket Sub lasting until June 2002

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2002

2002, JanAll. more people driving to GO stations or being dropped off
. average distance from home to a GO station was 4.2km
. more than 80% of GO passengers have access to a vehicle but choose to use GO Transit for their commute
. top three busiest stations were Oakville, Pickering, and Clarkson (all Lakeshore Corridor)
. Source: GO Transit News, Survey Stats
2002, FebNew Bi-LevelsNew Series VI Bi-level GO coaches are starting to arrive
2002, MarGO Uxbridge / Newmarket SubsThe CANAC contract for CN's Uxbridge and Newmarket sub track upgrading continues and should be completed by June 2002. The GO Uxbridge sub is receiving seven miles of CWR and 13 miles on the Newmarket. Track upgrade includes 15,000 new wooden ties, over 14 miles of CWR, 9,450 tons of ballast
2002, MarCasino TrainsGO now investigating running Casino Trains to Niagara's Casino on weekends in 2004
2002, 29 AprLakeshorenew morning express trains Burlington to Appleby, Bronte, Oakville, Clarkson
2002, 29 AprStouffville, Bradfordsix new stations announced to open over next year or two: Mount Joy, Centennial, Kennedy, York University, East Gwillimbury, and western part of Brampton to open 2004 on Hwy. 7 at Creditview
2002, 29 AprGeorgetownnew morning and mid-day trains between Bramalea GO station and Union Station serving Malton, Etobicoke North, Weston, and Bloor GO stations
2002, May-new station to open September 2002 for York University
2002, 21 JuneMiltontwo new trains to be added to Milton corridor - one morning and one evening after September Labour Day - first addition since 1989

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2004

2004, AprilBarrieGO service announced for Barrie Fall of 2005
2004, JulyAllNew Cab Cars NIS 242, 243, 244, 245 (see pixs under Cab Cars)
2004, JulyAllAll new 2500 series VII bi-levels NIS (see pixs under Car Stats)
2004, July- GO planning on replacing older locomotives spending upwards of $300 Million / GO warns the 13 year old F59s will not make it for 30 years / Asking for approval for 26 more locomotives for 2006-2008
2004, Sept - Delays sparking reviews since accidents taking EMS extensive periods of time to investiagte while delaying 1000s of commuters
2004, OctAllNew 2600 series VIII bi-levels now being delivered and NIS (see pixs under Car Stats)
2004, October - The review of delays (Sep 2004) has be committed to not exceed 90 minutes for an investigation by the Ontario Coroner's Office
2004, 01 NovBradfordNew station added at East Gwillimbury, CNR Newmarket Sub Mile 35.5
2004, Dec - Frozen switches resulting in extensive delays has GO installing more hit air blowers on switches, buying a snow-blowing truck, testig new switches so they won't freeze, installing GPS

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2005

2005, JanStouffville GO and Ontario gov't announce a new station for GO and TTC commuter's to connect with GO or TTC
2005, Feb Georgetown GO opened its 55th station 07 Feb 2005 at Mount Pleasant in Brampton
2005, Feb -GO announcing several planned improvements to include: Bradford extension to Barrie to open by mid-2007
. Moving freight from passenger traffic near York University and Unionville (for 2009)
. a 3rd mainline on the Oakville Sub (for end of 2009)
. upgrading the Milton line so 12-cars can be handled and be in place by 2008
. a new station at Lisgar on the Milton
2005, 11 Feb BarrieNew stations and layover facility: New station east side of Yonge north of Mapleview
. secondary station east of Tiffin Street
. layover at Belle Aire Beach Road
2005, 14 MayLakeshore WGO annouces "12 commuter trains will roll in and out of Hamilton" by Spring 2007
2005, Sept- GO has placed an order for 27 new locomotives from MotivePower Industries in Boise, Idaho for May 2007 to June 2008 delivery with an option for 26 additional units
2005, Dec Barrie Bradford Station will be completely renovated for Spring 2006 use

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2006

2006, 11 Jan -Announced GO will receive $56 million for additional commuter cars and built at Thunder Bay, Ont
2006, 11 Jan Georgetown Talks on expanding service to Brampton and Bramalea for all-day service - rail infrastructure needs to be in place first
2006, 13 July -GO installing and experimenting with TV sets on two GO train coaches - to broadcast news, weather, sports, advertising and entertainment - if successfully accepted by the public the plan is to expand
2006, 28 JulyLakeshore WOvernight layover for four 12-coach GO train consists has passed the Enviromental Assessment in Hamilton
2006, 01 Sept Stouffville A new early morning train is added to this corridor to ease loads from Stouffville and Markham
2006, 08 Sept -GO having continuing problems with CN crews booking off especially on Friday as well as aging locomotives. This is causing train cancellations and serious delays to service. A tendering process appears to be in the works and CN crews maybe out of a job.
2006, 27 Sept Barrie The City of Barrie and the Ontario Government have agteed to lands needed to exapnd train service on the Barrie Corridor for late 2007
2006, 30 Sept-GO is sending consists to Montreal and Laval's transit authorities to assist in the collaspe of a key commuter overpass in Quebec that killed five people. Train consist used: 568 2609, 2608, 2607, 2605, 2604, 2601, 2600, cc245
2006, Oct -New cabcar 246 delivered with 247 to 250 to follow from Thunder Bay (see Cab Car section)
2006, 14 Oct -GO celebrates a billion riders since May 1966 opening
2006, 20 DecLakeshore WGO announced significant investments in the Burlington and Bayview Jct to Aldershot area

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2007

2007, 04 Jan - GO and CNR crew issues still struggling with severe delays to trains. It ended up 34 CN hoggers were reassigned back to CN freight service.
2007, 02 Jan Milton New layover yard opens east of Milton GO station. To handle 8 12-car consists when operational.
2007, 03 to 06 June- GO unveils the new "sleek" new locomotive - MP40PH from Boise Idaho will ship 26 more and the end of the F59 is now sealed. GO 601, unfinished, on display for the American Public Transportation Ass'n. After the conference 601 returned to Boise
2007, 29 Aug Stouffville New station for North Stouville has yet to be formrly named
2007, 29 Aug Lakeshore W GO offically begins extending the corridor from Aldershot plus the new third mainline track
2007, 31 Aug - A new mid-day train storage layover yard at Don Yard allowing up to 10 consists has been completed.
2007, 28 Sept- GO 602 arrived - this is the FIRST operation MP40PH - 26 more on order and being shipped later
2007, 21 Dec - Bombardier has won a $124 million fleet maintenance contarct with GO

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2008

2008, Jan - Coaches 2642-2661 have been delivered in full now from Bombardier
2008, 08 Feb Barrie GO reports that service to Barrie is "roaring success" and talks have begun to re-open the Allendale Station
2008, late-Jan/early-Feb - GO 601, 603-605 now delivered
2008, 26 Feb - The $5 million dollar new MP40PHs are showing how breakdowns cause delays to service. (see more under my MP40s section on Issues with these locomotives - update: an additonal $2 million has gone into the upgrades/repairs per locomotive)
2008, March - GO 606 and 608 delivered
2008, 03 Apr Milton The Milton Corridor to be all powered by the new 600s and with 12-car consist - a phase in of two 12-car consists will start the upgrade (see my MP40 section for details)
2008, 12 Apr Lakeshore WHamilton to receive a new train by the end of 2008
2008, 13 Apr Georgetown Construction has begun on the Brampton station and track to allow all-day service to Mount Pleasant - all-day currently serve to Bramalea only.
2008, mid-April - GO 607 delivered
2008, 13 May Kitchener GO service to Guelph back in the talks (was cut after service ran between 1990 and 1993)
2008, June - GO 609 & 610 delivered / new coaches and cabcars 251-253 ordered for March 2009
2008, July - GO 611 & 624 delivered
2008, Aug - GO 612, 613 & 625 delivered
2008, 22 Aug Lakeshore E Track improvements and expansion now operational
2008, 31 Aug Stouffville New station, now offically named at Lincolnville opened
2008, Sep - GO 600, 614 & 626 delivered / followed by 615, 616 & 617
2008, Oct - GO 618 & 619 delivered / followed by 620
2008, Nov- GO 621 delivered
2008, Dec- . GO 623 delivered
. GO ordering 627 to 646 now for 2009-2010 delivery
. cabcars 215-253 delivered

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2009

2009, Feb - GO begining retirement of F59PH locomotives - see my Roster Stats webpages for more details on all F59PHs and retirements and/or selling of these GMDD units
2009, 10 April- GO has purchased CN's Weston Sub between Union Station and regions NW of Toronto - by owning the GO Georgetown Corridor GO stands to be able to offer better rail service - CN will still control signalling
2009, June 09 - GO begins summer seasonal train service on weekends and holidays to Niagara Falls on 27 June 2009
2009, 27 SeptRichmond HillRichmond Hill council is backing GO's wishes for a layover yard north of the RH station
2009, 21 Oct - GO trains will be switching to a cleaner diesel fuel starting in 2017 - all the 600s will be rebuilt to allow for the new fuel use making all the trains Tier 4 compliant
2009, 17 Nov Lakeshore W GO looking to begin service to Niagara Falls - platform and station improvements underway at St Catharines, Niagara Falls
2009, Dec - New coaches 2730-2754 delivered from Thunder Bay Bombardier
2009, 09 Dec Milton Expansion of the Milton corridor service has been pushed back yet again

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2010

2010, 27 Jan - GO releases its all-day service plan for Hamilton and Niagara
2010, 22 Feb - GO 627 delivered
2010, Mar - GO 628 delivered
2010, 01 Apr Lakeshore W
Grimsby Sub
GO offers new summer Niagara Falls train service on weelends beginning 21 May
2010, Mar - GO 629 delivered
2010, Apr - GO 630, 631, 632 delivered
2010, May - GO 633, 634, 635 delivered
2010, June - GO 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 642
2010, July - GO 643, 644, 645 delivered
2010, Aug - GO 641, 646, 647, 648
2010, Oct- GO 649, 650 delivered
2010, Nov - GO 651 delivered
2010, 23 Dec Barrie Enhanced service still planned (just not yet)

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2011

2011, Jan - GO 652, 653 delivered
2011, Feb - GO 654, 655, 656 delivered
2011, 15 Apr Lakeshore W
Grimsby Sub
GOs weekend and holdiay service to Niagara Falls announced starting Victorian Day Weekend
2011, 18 May Kitchener GO still plans to operate to Kitchener around the end of 2011
2011, Dec - GO receiving new coaches (2771 to 2814) and three new cabcars 255, 256, 257

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2012

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2012, 29 Jan Barrie New Allandale Waterfront station now operational
2012, 04 May Lakeshore W
Grimsby Sub
GO annouces weekend and holiday Niagara Falls GO service
2012, 26 July Kitchener New station for Acton
2012 GO 647 sent bck to Boise to be repowered with QSK96 engines - plans soon changed to being repowered with twin Cummins GSK60 Tier 4 engines to produce over 5400 HP - changes model to MP40PHTC-T4
2012, 06 Dec USRC Over 100 switches at Union Station have all been upgraded, replaced

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2013

2013, 05 Mar Lakeshore E New 22 train 12-car consist closer to reality in Whitby
2013, 04 Apr Barrie Seasonal weekend service for Barrie begins 29 June
2013, 19 Apr Lakeshore W
Lakeshore E
Trains will begin running every 30 minutes staring 29 June! GO suggests it may be as much as 15 years before all-day train service on Milton and Kitchener commences
2013, 29 June Lakeshore W
Lakeshore E
Exciting! 30 minute train service beings
2013, 19 July - GO annoucnes new paint scheme for all locomotives and coaches - the logo will remain the same but the 'T' will be larger (see paint schemes on my webpages under coaches) - (this new paint scheme has visual issues)
2013, 28 Aug - Knob Hill Station takes another set back and expansion to this area of Oshawa
2013, Nov - GO 657 delivered
2013, 23 Nov Kitchener Guelph will have to pay GO #3.15 million for service by 2016

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2014

2014, Jan- GO 658 and 659 delivered
2014, 23 Jan - GO redesigning the coach interiors for added comfort
2014, 24 Feb Lakeshore W Additonal trains added from Hamilton
2014, Mar - GO 660, 661, 662 delivered
2014, June - GO 666 delivered
2014, 17 July Kitchener
Lakeshore E
GO has purchased CN station Georgetown, Brampton and Oshawa
2014, Aug - GO 665 delivered
2014, 24 Sept Kitchener GO has purchased the CN line from Georgetown to Park Street in Kitchener
2014, 05 Nov Lakeshore W James Street Station plan is still on track and hopes to be ooperational for the Pan Am Games
2014, 01 Dec Richmond Hill New station at Gormley being constructed - new layover north of RH station now operational allowing for expansion

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2015

2015, 11 Mar Barrie A new second track is being constructed on the Barrie line - work currently underway between York Uni and Rutherford stations for grading and signalling
2015, 29 Mar Lakeshore E Approval been given for a new 22 12 coach trains facilty at Whitby
2015, 23 Apr Barrie New station plan for Caledonia Station
2015, 06 Jun - GO ordering more new bi-level coaches
2015, 08 Jun Lakeshore W New schedule released for the new West Harbour Station in Hamilton - to operate 13 July
2015, 19 Aug Kitchener GO operate seven off-peak hour trains from Mount Pleasant to Union and back
2015, 13 Nov - GO 647 repowered on 2012 has returned - GO cancels the 10 additonal MP40PH-3C in favour of 16 new MP54AC units - expected delivery late 2106
2015, 15 Nov Milton / Kitchener Ont govt, Federal govt and GO pushing CP & CN to 'make room' for the GO service on their trackages - a push for 'The Missing Link' connection to divert freight away from CP Galt and Kitchener corridor along the CN Halton/Weston Subs
2015-2016 - New cabcars, CEMs now arriving in the new paint scheme - 300 to 366 by end of 2016 early 2017 - see my Cabcar roster section for specifics and roster images

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2016

2016, 28 June Lakeshore W
Grimsby Sub
GO plans expanding the Niagara Falls trains by 2023 - plans include new station at Confederation, Grimsby - (Suggestions have been made the VIA Maple Leaf moving to the CP Galt & Windsor Subs by 2021
2016, 06 SeptMilton Beginning today, ten consists will now service Milton Corridor
2016, 06 Sept Kitchener Beginning today, additonal trains (5 now) added for Guelph & Kitchener
2016, 24 NovLakeshore EDon Yard getting a $17.1 million dollar reno for more new storage tracks- to assist with RER Expansion, GO expansion and UPX
31 Dec 2016BarrieNew year-round weekend trains on Barrie corridor begins

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2017

2017, Jan-New Coaches numbering starting at 4000 have begun to arrive - Click to see photo of #4000 - (in my Paint Oddities section)
2017, 06 FebMiltonStarting Wednesday, February 8th GO introducing a new automated announcement system on the Milton trains to help keep commuters up-to-date on the commutes. It will provide information such as station stops and courtesy and safety information. CSAs will continue to provide announcements
2017, 06 FebAllInstallation of digital signs on all accessibility coaches which will provide trip information starting in Feb 2017
2017, 31 MarMost Corridors
(Milton leftout)
Federal Liberal Gov't announces $1.9 Billion pledge for GO Transit trains and service improvements (Milton corridor not specifically mentioned)

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