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GO Expansion Program

GO Expansion Program

What's New?

The Environmental Project Report Addendum for the GO Rail Network Electrification Addendum was available for public review from February 23 to March 24, 2021. It is now being reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. 

The Environmental Project Report for the Scarborough Junction Grade Separation TPAP was available for public review from December 22, 2020 to January 20, 2021. It has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks .  The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed  to the  detailed design and implementation phase. 

The Environmental Project Report for the Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations TPAP was available for public review from January 6 to February 4, 2021. It has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase

The Environmental Project Report for the New Track and Facilities TRAP  was available for public review from December 30, 2020 to January 28, 2021.  It has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.   The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase.

Overview

Metrolinx is improving service as part of the GO Expansion Program by increasing train frequency and availability. The long-term goal and vision of the GO Expansion Program is to provide 15-minute two-way all-day service on core segments of the rail network.

GO Expansion consists of many different projects. The largest piece represents all the work that is required to enable service levels identified in the GO Expansion Full Business Case, including new trains, signals, systems, track, as well as the maintenance and operation of the system for years to come. The GO Expansion program consists of six elements, the following five GO Expansion elements, are undertaking a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) or TPAP addendum regulated by the Province of Ontario. These five projects include: three (3) TPAPs – New Track and Facilities TPAP, Scarborough Junction Grade Separation TPAP, Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations TPAP, and two (2) addenda - the Network-Wide Structures Project (an Addendum to the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion TPAP 2017), and an Addendum to the GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP 2017. The sixth project the Union Station Trainshed Heritage Conservation being addressed in a Minister’s Consent Application and a Strategic Conservation Plan.

Proposed new infrastructure, as part of GO Expansion, includes new track and facilities (such as layover facilities, storage yards, etc.) throughout the network and a number of grade separations (places where the rail network is separated from the road network or other rail lines). These new elements represent work that is required to enable two-way all-day GO service.

Read more about GO Expansion on our blog.

 

The Notice of Addendum for the GO Rail Network Electrification project was issued on February 22, 2021 and the 30-day public review of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) is underway from February 23 to March 24, 2021.

The Notice of Completion for the Scarborough Junction Grade Separation TPAP was issued on December 21, 2020, and the 30-day public review of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) was from December 22, 2020 to January 20, 2021. The EPR has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The Statement of Completion has been issued and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase.

The The Notice of Completion for the New Track and Facilities TPAP was issued on December 29, 2020, and the 30-day public review of the Environmental Project Report was from December 30, 2020 to January 28, 2021. The EPR has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.  The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase

The Notice of Completion for the Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations TPAP was issued on January 5, 2021, and the 30-day public review of the Environmental Project Report was from January 6 to February 4, 2021. The EPR has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase

Metrolinx issued the Notice of Commencement for the three (3) TPAPs on September 8, 2020. View the Notice of Commencement.

Round 3 of consultation was recently held online from November 27 to December 11, 2020. It focused on presenting and seeking feedback on the draft Environmental Project Report findings, including design updates to previously presented infrastructure and associated impacts and mitigations, and updates on operational noise, vibration and air quality assessments. View the materials presented during this round of consultation here: Open House Materials – Round 3 Public Consultation.

Round 2 of consultation was recently held online from August 18 to September 1, 2020. It focused on presenting and seeking feedback on newly proposed infrastructure and environmental study results for the three (3) TPAPs. Please note that while all five TPAPs/addenda kicked off in Round 1 together, they all have their own timelines. To view materials presented during the round of consultation.

Round 1 of consultation was held in February of 2020. It consisted of 10 public meetings across the region to introduce the OnCorridor Works, as part of GO Expansion. View the public materials from the February 2020 open houses , including meeting boards, info sheets, as well as the summary of feedback from Round 1.

Image of consultation timeline. The project team has just completed the third phase of the consultation.

Check out the map below to see what infrastructure is proposed near you and which TPAP or addenda the infrastructure falls under. Click on the project button at the bottom of this page to watch a project video, learn more, and provide feedback.

Map of the projects undergoing a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as part of the GO Expansion program. The proposed new infrastructure improvements have a network-wide impact, but are located primarily on the Lakeshore West, Kitchener, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Stouffville and Lakeshore East Rail Corridors. The following proposed projects are being evaluated through the TPAP process: 1. New Track & Facilities TPAP which includes New Beach Layover by Burlington GO, New Walkers Line Layover by Appleby GO, Track upgrades by Oakville GO, Track upgrade by Long Branch GO, New turnback track by Eglinton GO, Track upgrades by Whitby GO, New third track,Thickson Road Bridge Expansion, and new track and island platform at Oshawa GO,	New track by Allandale GO,	New Track by York University GO,	Track updgrades, electrification of rail corridor fro Utnion Station to ottery Rd, and new Don Valley Layover,	New passing track, new side platform at Mount Joy GO,	New track, and new island platform and new Unionville equipment storage yard by Unionville GO. 2. Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations TPAP which includes	Denison St, Road Underpass,	Kennedy Road, Road Underpass,	Passmore Ave, Road Underpass,	McNicoll Ave, Road Underpass,	Huntingwood Dr, Road Underpass,	Havendale Rd, Road Closure with Multi-Use Crossing, and	Progress Ave, Road Overpass. 3. Scarborough Junction Grade Separation TPAP which includes	Scarborough GO modification/ relocation,	Rail Bridge Widening at St Clair Ave E,	Train Storage Layover (Midland Layover),	Stouffville line Rail-Rail Grade Separation,	Depressed Rail under Danforth Rd, and	Corvette Park Multi-Use Crossing. 4. Network Wide Structures Project which includes	Wellington St East, Road Underpass and	McNaughton Rd, Road Underpass 5. System-Wide Projects which includes	Noise and Vibration Assessment and	Air Quality Assessment Update.

New Track and Facilities
Scarborough Junction Grade Separation
Stouffville Grade Seperation
Network Wide Structures Project
Go Rail Network Electrification Addendum
Union Station Trainshed
Aerial of the Don Valley Layover