A commuter train from Toronto to the suburbs could be arriving in just a few years, a Toronto Star report said Wednesday, quoting the company behind the system.
The Q Train is a one-way train that starts in Toronto and travels along the Hudson River.
The train’s operator, Metrolinx, said it’s a “game changer” for the region.
The company is currently in the early stages of developing the new line, which will connect Toronto with New York.
The new line will be able to transport people and goods in the downtown core, as well as more than 500,000 people per day on average, Metro, which operates the system, said in a statement.
It also said that the new train will allow Metro to offer customers a seamless travel experience between the two cities.
Metrolinx spokesman Scott Macdonald said the new Q train will have a speed of up to 120 kilometres per hour and will be a “transit-oriented” service, meaning it will serve both the downtown and the suburbs.
“The Q train’s new operating model will provide Metro with the flexibility to offer more choices to riders by eliminating congestion along the Humber River,” Metro said.