Via Rail is considering a morning train from Toronto to Waterloo Region, according to Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, Via's president and CEO.
The news comes after Via announced it would add a new weekday train from Stratford to Toronto leaving at 6:30 a.m. and another train departing from Toronto's Union Station at 4:30 p.m.
"Obviously one of the big issues for us here in Waterloo Region is to also see a commuter train coming in from Toronto in the mornings, and that's something we continue to advocate strongly for," said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. 'If you look at the numbers we have essentially about the same number of people commuting into Waterloo Region from the GTA as we do have commuting into the GTA area."
In an interview with Craig Norris on The Morning Edition on Monday, Desjardins-Siciliano agreed with Vrbanovic.
"A morning train is a definite opportunity that we are looking at and as our plans firm up for 2016, we're hoping to have more to say about that. So we totally agree with the mayor, we have the same reading of the situation there," said Desjardins-Siciliano.