Metrolinx released ridership statistics for GO train service for the last quarter on Monday, detailing an overall increase in ridership numbers across the network.
Compared to the same period last year – April to July – 2019 saw total GO Transit ridership increase by 4.1 per cent, along with the number of overall GO train boardings (4.8 per cent).
Ridership at the Hamilton GO Centre on Hunter Street from April to July saw total ridership 115,000 hoardings with an average of 1,300 per day. That represented a -5.5% decline from the same period in 2018. Ridership at West Harbour GO saw an increase of 5.2% versus the same period last year, though the part time station only saw 5,600 use the station during the three month period, or an average of 64 people per day.
West Harbour is the second lowest in terms of daily average passenger use, however Metrolinx recently announced additional rush hour train service to the station.
Overall the Lakeshore West line saw a 1.8% increase in rail ridership.