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GO Transit Guelph and Acton train service, 1990-1993

By shost at 10:13 am on Thursday, May 8, 2008

From 1990 to 1993, Guelph had GO Train service. This consisted of a singular departure from downtown Guelph with a stop at Acton before latching onto the regular Georgetown schedule. This would have been the fourth and last departure from the Georgetown rush hour trains.

____________ GO #146 _ GO #145
Guelph ______ 07:13 ___ 18:51
Acton _______ 07:28 ___ 18:34
Georgetown __ 07:43 ___ 18:17
Brampton ____ 07:57 ___ 18:02
Bramalea ____ 08:04 ___ 17:54
Malton ______ 08:09 ___ 17:48
Etobicoke N _ 08:15 ___ 17:42
Weston ______ 08:20 ___ 17:37
Bloor _______ 08:27 ___ 17:29
Toronto _____ 08:38 ___ 17:20

Source: GO Transit 27 October 1990  Timetable, transcribed from Canadian Passenger Rail and Tom Box.

Low ridership numbers and budget cuts by the NDP Government of the time cancelled this service in 1993.

….. As a commuter, I get the impression that the 401 was a much better place to commute in 1990 than it is today. Almost 20 years have passed, populations have grown significantly, and the commuters have continued to move further and further west from Toronto/GTA into Cambridge, Guelph, and Waterloo Region. To compare 1993 to today is comparing apples and oranges, but it is interesting to reflect. I am interested in recieving ridership numbers from Guelph and Acton — please contact me if you have this information handy.

- Stephen C. Host

 

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