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Introduction: Electrification

Reporting Back

Public input was accepted from February 16 to April 8, 2016. 

We will consider comments as part of the pre-consultation phase of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for network electrification. The Draft Environmental Project Reports will be developed over the coming weeks and we will be reporting back to affected communities on these reports in late summer. We will be continuing the conversation throughout the TPAP even though this phase has ended. Please visit the electrification website at www.gotransit.com/electrification for information updates.

Thank you for your interest and input.

Electrified GO-owned rail corridors

Metrolinx is electrifying GO-owned rail corridors as part of its plan to transform GO from a commuter train service into the backbone of rapid transit network that links up with LRTs to connect people and communities across the GTHA.

Benefits of Electrification

Electric trains can accelerate faster and stay at top speed for longer, saving time for existing customers and helping attract new customers. By attracting additional riders, frequent electric rail slows the growth of road congestion and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. Lower operating and maintenance costs of electric service mean that operating dollars go further and we will be able to offer more trips on the same budget.

Visualisation of the benefits of electrification

We are developing a detailed plan for electrifying GO-owned rail corridors, making evidence-based decisions about what is the best, most cost-effective way to phase electrification in across the system.

We are now in the pre-consultation phase of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for network electrification. The TPAP is an expedited Environmental Assessment (EA) process.

Find out more about Metrolinx’s plans for network electrification by downloading the complete presentation from the February/March 2016 public meetings.

You also can review the plans for each corridor and share your feedback as part of the TPAP.


Map of Electrified GO-owned rail corridors