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express train to pearson airport PREPARES FOR TAKEOFF

Tess Kalinowski, The Toronto Star

January 27, 2014

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) president Kathy Haley and project manager David Ballantyne give Toronto Star reporter Tess Kalinowski a snapshot of construction progress on the UP Express station at Toronto Pearson. Read the full article here.


 Progress at pearson

Construction on the Union Pearson Express passenger station at Toronto Pearson International Airport began in March 2013.  The new station will be located between Terminal 1 and the parking garage, directly adjacent to the Automated People Mover (APM) station.


UP EXPRESS PEARSON STATION NOW 75% COMPLETE

Craig White, Urban Toronto

September 26, 2013

Metrolinx's construction team has been at work for six months now on the Toronto Pearson International Airport Station for the Union Pearson Express at Terminal 1. The station, sitting between the tracks of the temporarily shut LINK train, is now 75% complete.

The UP Express station out front of Terminal 1, Pearson Airport, Toronto



The spur line, which crosses five major roads, begins at the same elevation as the Kitchener corridor. “We actually had to weave in and over numerous roads, between buildings, the 409 highway and into the airport,” explained Daryl Barnett, director of railway corridor infrastructure, in his interview with Kelly Lapointe at Daily Commercial News.


UP and Running at Union

  • July 16, 2013

Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Glen Murray joined Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx President and CEO, and Kathy Haley, President UP Express, at Union station on July 11, 2013 to formally announce the start of construction on Union Pearson Express (UP Express) station at Union.

UP Express President Kathy Haley, Minister of Transportation Glen Murray, and Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig at the future site of UP Express station in the Skywalk at Union Station.


Union Pearson Express wins Project of the Year at 2013 Global AirRail Awards

  • May 16, 2013

A panel of international transportation experts today named Union Pearson Express as Project of the Year at the Global AirRail Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. The UP Express, which will provide fast, reliable and convenient shuttle service between Union Station in downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport when it launches in spring 2015, was also a finalist in the category of Concept of the Year.


UP remains on track

  • May 1, 2013

As a mark of continued progress for the Union Pearson Express (UP), the three-kilometre connecting line (or “spur”) has now reached the 55% completion mark. Construction on the elevated rail line, which at its highest point will sit approximately 28 m above the ground, began this spring and continues to meet its project milestones on time. Part of The Big Move series of transportation infrastructure improvements in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Union Pearson Express service is slated for completion in in time for 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.