By Bob Nichols
(TORONTO, ON) – Ontario, through Metrolinx, is partnering with Ivanhoé Cambridge to build a new GO Bus terminal in downtown Toronto to bring bus and train services to one central location. This will give commuters a better, more seamless travel experience. Union Station is the largest inter-regional and inter-modal transportation hub in Canada, serving twice as many passengers as Pearson Airport.
Customers will benefit from better convenience and choice by having intercity bus carriers, GO Transit, VIA Rail, the TTC, and UP Express in one location. On a typical weekday, GO runs almost 250 train trips and over 2,500 bus trips that carry about 250,000 passengers, or approximately 66 million passengers per year.
”Investing in public transit connects businesses and communities,” said Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina. “This is great news as this development will provide more options for commuters and tourists alike moving across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."
Construction of the new GO Bus Terminal at 45 Bay Street is expected to start in spring 2015 and will take three years to complete.