UP Express connects the country's two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto.
It’s North America’s first dedicated air-rail link, offering a 25-minutes journey from end to end, no matter what’s happening on the roads or in the weather forecast.
Why UP Express?
By 2031, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station are projected to welcome about 190 million travellers a year combined – that’s half the current population of Canada month in, month out, and almost double today’s traffic. That is a big added strain on Toronto’s roads.
So it wasn’t surprising that when Metrolinx (the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) announced back in 2008 that $16-billion in provincial funding would be used to transform transportation in Ontario, one of the first projects out of the gate was a dedicated air-rail link – a service that would become Union Pearson Express.
UP Express launched, on time and on budget, June 6, 2015.