The UP Express is a dedicated airport rail link connecting downtown Toronto to Toronto Pearson International Airport.Last Updated: Unknown
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The Union Pearson Express, commonly known as the UP Express, is an integral part of Toronto's public transit network, specifically designed to provide fast and convenient travel between downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The service operates diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains that comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 emission standards. The UP Express is noted for its swift transit time and is considered an efficient option for travelers to and from the airport. The service has been planned to eventually transition to electric trains, enhancing its environmental friendliness.
The idea of an improved transit connection to Pearson Airport dates back to the late 1980s. After several studies and proposals, the Union Pearson Express project gained momentum in the early 2000s, with Metrolinx taking over the project in 2010. Construction began in 2011 as part of the broader Georgetown South Project, which aimed to improve the infrastructure along the rail corridor shared with GO Transit and Via Rail. The UP Express service began operation on June 6, 2015. Initially criticized for its high fare prices, the service underwent a fare reduction in 2016, making it more accessible to a broader range of passengers.