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Ontario Lowering Fares For Union Pearson Express Riders

New Option For Commuters To Move Across The Region

Ontario plans to lower the fares for the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) to attract new riders using the service between Pearson International Airport and Toronto’s downtown core.

Subject to approval by the Metrolinx Board of Directors, effective March 9, UP Express passengers using a PRESTO card will be able to travel between Union Station to Pearson Airport for $9.  The cost for those not using PRESTO will be $12.

For residents in Davenport looking for fast and frequent service, UP Express fares will be the same as GO fares, which means $4.71 for one stop and $5.02 for two stops, with a PRESTO card.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history — more than $134 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

Helping to make transit more affordable and keep people moving is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan is investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

 

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“The new UP Express fares will make this service available to more families and will make it a more attractive option for airport travellers and all commuters. Our government will continue to build infrastructure that creates jobs, helps spur our economy and improves the quality of life for all Ontarians.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“I have been hearing from residents since prior to my election that the UPX should be more accessible for their families. I have long advocated for greater accessibility to this service on behalf of my community. I truly believe that the fare decrease announcement this afternoon does that and much more. Davenport residents now have a fast and affordable public transit alternative to get to both Union Station and Pearson International Airport.”

—Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport

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