Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2013
Acton GO train station opens
(Queen’s Park) – On January 7, after a nearly 20 year absence, GO train service resumed in Acton when
the 6:28 am train arrived on its way to Union Station in Toronto.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was on hand to join the community celebration and, along with
Mayor Rick Bonnette, boarded the first train on his way to Queen’s Park.
GO Transit reports to Metrolinx, a provincially funded agency which was created to coordinate and
integrate public transit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“Today is a great day for Acton and I want to congratulate the entire community,” said Mr. Arnott.
Mr. Arnott recognized the important role played by all orders of government in moving the project
“The Mayor and Town of Halton Hills Council and staff have worked hard on this project and they
deserve a lot of credit,” said Mr. Arnott. “Regional Chair Gary Carr, Halton Regional Council, our federal
MP Michael Chong, and community organizations have also been very supportive.”
For several years, Mr. Arnott has been advocating for the extension of GO train service to Acton, Guelph,
and Kitchener. He raised the issue in the Ontario Legislature multiple times, had discussions with the
Minister of Transportation, and arranged meetings in Toronto. In December 2008, he tabled a Private
Member’s Resolution calling upon the Government to extend GO Transit rail service to include stops in
Acton, Guelph, and Kitchener-Waterloo by September 2011.
“Today again demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work together,” said Mr. Arnott.
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