In Ontario, taking a train to work or school is a common alternative to driving. In 2019, over 200,000 passengers boarded the GO Train every week. As a result, rail development is trying to keep up with the growing number of train commuters. They may be increasing their usage due to:
cost of living
change in travel commitments
suburb to downtown commutes
change in workplace
While travelling by car may sometimes be more convenient, a sizeable portion of train riders who are car owners still prefer to commute via train. Passengers from our survey believe that it is less stressful, and the time spent on the train allows them to do anything from last-minute work to relaxing. Although commuter use of trains has recently declined because of the pandemic, a more accessible and environmentally-conscious passenger rail system will no doubt grow its community of commuters.
Are most people who take the train commuters? To find out, click the whistle!