Scroll down!

Road congestion is a major problem for Toronto.


Toronto's average commute time is longer than cities several times its size.

Transportation is the largest source of air pollution in Toronto.

Every year, traffic causes:


premature deaths




acute bronchitis
attacks in children

In 2006, congestion cost the Greater Toronto Area economy

$6 billion

By 2031, this cost will increase to

$15 billion

Rail transit is the best solution to Toronto’s congestion problem.


Rail generates the least emissions.

kg of CO2 per passenger-km

Rail takes up the least space.


One GO Transit bilevel coach can seat 162 passengers.


Toronto autos average 1.13 passengers during rush hour.


One bilevel coach can carry the equivalent of about 140 cars.


GO Transit, Toronto’s commuter rail system, has been very successful.

GO trains carry

175 000

riders every day. That's

48 million

riders every year.


of GO riders choose the train over their car. It would take


new Gardiners and DVPs to handle GO’s passengers.

But GO’s service is limited.

96% of trips start or end at Union Station.

Only two lines have all day service.

Stations are far apart and local transit isn't well connected,
so most people drive.

Rail corridors run through most of the GTA.

It’s time for us to make use of this incredible resource.



Frequent Service

Good Connections

Frequent Stations

Frequent Service

Trains every fifteen minutes or better mean

you can head to the station anytime,

without worrying about timetables.




Well-timed local transit connections mean

you're never left waiting at the station.


Frequent Stations

GO train stations average 6km apart.

Most people are too far to walk, bike, or take transit.

Fast accelerating electric trains mean more frequent stops without slowing down the line.

These infill stations mean more people can use sustainable transport.

Local transit connections extend this range even further.


CityRail concept by Jonathan English.
Read about it in greater detail on his blog:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.