Metrolinx adds 1 daily GO train trip to and from Niagara

Metrolinx announced Friday that it is adding "regular" weekday GO train service to Niagara Falls and St. Catharines — in the form of one daily train trip from Niagara to Toronto and back each day.

Service starts in January of 2019

Metrolinx has announced new train service connecting Toronto and Niagara. (Canadian Press )

Metrolinx announced Friday that it is adding "regular" weekday GO train service to Niagara Falls and St. Catharines — in the form of one daily train trip from Niagara to Toronto and back each day.

"Our government is keeping our promise to get people moving and make life better for everyone in Ontario by expanding GO train service to Niagara Falls," said Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek in a statement. 

The service will start running on Jan. 7, 2019. The province says the morning train that currently starts from Hamilton's West Harbour station at 6:39 a.m. will now start in Niagara Falls at 5:19 a.m., with a stop in St. Catharines before making stops into Toronto.

Then in the evening, the existing train trip from Union Station at 5:15 p.m. to West Harbour will continue on to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.

"We are very excited to introduce this essential commuter rail service to this market. Regular weekday GO trains have never operated out of Niagara Falls or St. Catharines before," said Leslie Woo, Chief Planning and Development Officer of Metrolinx, in a statement. "This is new territory and a sign of more great things to come."