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Five things to know about the Union-Pearson Express train, launching June 6

04/22/2015 01:57 EDT | Updated 07/16/2015 12:59 EDT
TORONTO - An express train service between downtown Toronto's Union Station and Pearson International Airport is launching June 6. Here are five things to know about the Union-Pearson Express:

Travel time: The trip will take 25 minutes each way, with service every 15 minutes, spanning 19 1/2 hours each day.

Stations: The train will make two stops: one at Bloor Street, just east of Dundas Street West, and another near Weston Road on the GO Transit Kitchener line.

Prices: An adult ticket will cost $27.50, but $19 with a Presto transit fare card. The rides will be cheaper if leaving from or going to either Bloor or Weston stations and there will be discounts for students, seniors, families and children.

Extras: A lounge at Union Station will feature Mill St. Brewery craft beers, coffee from local company Balzac's Coffee Roasters and an outlet of the Drake General Store.

Diesel: The trains run on diesel for now because the Ontario Liberal government wanted the UP Express running in time for this summer's PanAm Games. Premier Kathleen Wynne says the trains will eventually be converted to electric.