What is the Union Pearson Express?
The Union Pearson Express is an express rail service
connecting Canada’s busiest transportation hubs, Union Station
in downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Construction is already well underway, and once completed in
2015, our guests will enjoy convenient, reliable and rapid
service in a relaxing stress-free atmosphere.
When can I ride the Union Pearson Express?
The Union Pearson Express will be ready to carry our first
guests in the spring of 2015 – in time for Toronto to host the
2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Will I be able to use my PRESTO card on the Union Pearson
We want to make travel easy for our guests, so the Union
Pearson Express will use a wide array of ticket purchase options
Why does Toronto need a train between the airport and
The Union Pearson Express will address a significant gap in
airport-to-downtown travel in Toronto. Each year an estimated
five million cars travel between downtown Toronto and Toronto
Pearson. With this number expected to grow to nine million by
2020, the Union Pearson Express is expected to remove 1.2
million car trips in its first year of operation, while offering
a critical transit alternative for quick and easy access to
Toronto’s downtown core and Toronto Pearson.
How long will the trip between Union Station and Toronto
Pearson be on the Union Pearson Express?
Each one-way trip on the Union Pearson Express will take
approximately 25 minutes. With shuttles departing every 15
minutes, the Union Pearson Express will be the fastest and most
reliable means to Toronto Pearson.
Where will the Union Pearson Express stop?
In addition to Union Station and Terminal 1 at Toronto
Pearson, the Union Pearson Express will make two additional
stops at key transit connector points, Bloor and Weston GO
How much will a trip on the Union Pearson Express cost?
As it’s just over a year from launch, the fare for the Union
Pearson Express has not yet been set. The service, however, will
be priced competitively and offer value to its guests.
Who operates the Union Pearson Express?
The Union Pearson Express is a division of Metrolinx, the
Province’s regional transportation agency for the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Who is supplying the vehicles for the Union Pearson Express?
Vehicles for the Union Pearson Express have been purchased
from the Sumitomo Corporation of America. They are currently
being manufactured with the first vehicle expected to arrive in
What type of vehicles will the Union Pearson Express use?
The Union Pearson Express will use new technology with Tier 4
diesel units. Tier 4 technology reduces airborne particulate
emissions by 90 percent and nitrogen oxides by 80 percent
compared to the existing engines used in the corridor, and are
fully convertible to electric propulsion. Electrifying the Union
Pearson Express is identified as a priority project in Ontario’s
regional transportation plan, The Big Move.
I'm interested in partnership opportunities with UP Express.
Where can I find out more information?
UP Express welcomes and encourages partnerships that will
deliver enhanced value to our guests and compliment the elevated
experience. If your organization or event is interested in
exploring such opportunities, including promotional marketing
and sponsorships, please visit
metrolinx.com for more information.