Union Pearson Express
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Union to
Pearson


 

The Route

Connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto in a relaxing 25 minutes, the Union Pearson Express is set to simplify how Canada’s busiest airport is linked to its largest city. With only two brief stops at the Bloor and Weston GO Stations, the Union Pearson Express will be the swiftest and most reliable way to travel when the service takes to the rails in 2015.

Stations

The Union Pearson Express will serve four key stations: Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson, Union Station in downtown Toronto, and the Bloor and Weston GO Stations. At Bloor, Weston and Union, travellers can connect to other regional destinations easily and quickly. The stations are being designed to create a relaxing atmosphere with convenient amenities to serve guests during their brief wait for the next train. Find out more...

New Line

The Union Pearson Express will connect directly to Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson. A new rail connection will branch off from the GO Kitchener Rail Corridor and travel three kilometres to the airport. The new connecting line, or “spur,” is currently under construction by AirLINX Transit Partners Inc. and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014. Find out more...


 

The Facts

25-minute ride

The Service

It will take just 25 minutes for the Union Pearson Express to travel the 25 km journey between Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport, making just two brief stops en route. The Union Pearson Express will be the most reliable and relaxing way to travel between Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs.

Every 15 minutes

The Schedule

The Union Pearson Express will run every 15 minutes. For the thousands of passengers who will take the shuttle every day, that means less waiting and more time enjoying the ride. Onboard, all guests will be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, flight information screens and easy ticketing options including using PRESTO for payment, as well as the comfort of the well-appointed and welcoming interior.

2015 Investing in Ontario

Investing in Ontario

The Union Pearson Express will help boost economic growth across the region - creating jobs, easing traffic congestion, and will be a critical enabler of economic growth for businesses in communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). In 2015, the region will welcome 41 countries when it hosts the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, and the Union Pearson Express will be ready for them, on budget and on time. Greeting athletes from across the Americas, the service will signal that Toronto is open and ready for business as a world-class city.

1.2M Solutions

Solutions

The Union Pearson Express is expected to remove 1.2 million car trips from our roads in its first year of operation alone. Switching from road to rail will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is good news for Toronto’s economic and environmental prosperity in the long run.


 

THE FARES

Union Pearson Express: Fare Pricing

One size never really fits all. So our pricing is about providing flexible options that fit your needs.

FARE STRUCTURE*
  UNION BLOOR WESTON
  REGULAR PRESTO REGULAR PRESTO REGULAR PRESTO
ADULT
20-64 YEARS OF AGE
$27.50 $19.00 $22.00 $15.20 $16.50 $11.40
STUDENT
13-19 YEARS OF AGE
$23.40 $16.15 $18.70 $12.90 $14.05 $9.70
SENIOR
65+ YEARS OF AGE
$23.40 $16.15 $18.70 $12.90 $14.05 $9.70
CHILD
6-12 YEARS OF AGE
$13.75 $9.50 $11.00 $7.60 $8.25 $5.70
FAMILY
2 ADULTS and up to
3 CHILDREN under age 18
$55.00 N/A $44.00 N/A $33.00 N/A

*See the Full Fare Structure

What’s PRESTO?

Unleash the power of the card! PRESTO is a reloadable smartcard, offering travellers discounted fares on UP Express, GO Transit and nine other transit agencies in the Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa areas. For details on how simple it is to get and use your card, please visit prestocard.ca.

How can I get tickets?

UP Express tickets go on sale in Spring 2015. Get them on mobile and online at upexpress.com, in-station at our ticket vending machines or service counters. You can even use your PRESTO card for additional discounts.

Have questions?

We have answers. See our Full Fare Structure and Fare Structure FAQs, or check for the latest updates.


 

The Key Dates

 
2015
Summer
  • Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Spring
  • The Union Pearson Express will grace the cityscape and be fully operational in time for Toronto to host 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Winter
  • Construction will be complete for all stations.
 
2014
Summer
  • The Union Pearson Express’s elevated three-kilometre rail connection to Toronto Pearson will be complete.
  • The first Union Pearson Express vehicle is scheduled to arrive in Toronto.
 
2013
Summer
  • Construction will begin on the new Union Pearson Express station at Union Station.
Spring
  • Construction begins on the new Union Pearson Express station at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.
 
2012
Spring
  • Construction begins on the Union Pearson Express rail spur to connect guests directly to Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson.
 
2011
December
  • AirLINX Transit Partners Inc. was awarded the contract for the construction of the new Union Pearson Express connecting line “spur” between the GO Kitchener corridor and Toronto Pearson Terminal 1.
July
  • The Union Pearson Express team takes shape, with Kathy Haley joining as the inaugural president.
  • Construction for the Union Pearson Express begins on the Kitchener corridor (formerly Georgetown corridor).
February
  • An air-rail service for Toronto comes closer to reality as Metrolinx purchases Tier 4 diesel multiple units from Sumitomo Corporation of America.
 
2010
July
  • Metrolinx proudly agrees to build, own and operate an air-rail service for the Government of Ontario in time for Toronto to host the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Welcoming the World

Toronto is eagerly anticipating the Union Pearson Express. Hear how community leaders are ready to roll out a new welcome to greet the world.


Getting from Union to Pearson

Travelling between downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport is about to become a whole lot easier. Imagine rising above traffic while experiencing speed and reliability, all stress-free.