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Kitchener Electrification:

TPAP for Guelph Subdivision

Transit Project Assessment Process

A TPAP is an environmental assessment that studies the environmental impacts or effects of transit projects, and provides proposed mitigation. This streamlined approach helps to protect the environment, and allows for feedback through regular consultation from communities and stakeholders.

The scope of this environmental assessment study includes electrification of the rail corridor starting from west of Georgetown to Kitchener.


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The proposed electrification infrastructure includes power supply and power distribution components as well as various ancillary works: one (1) Tap location, three (3) Traction Power Facilities (i.e. Paralleling Station, Switching Station and Traction Power Substation), overhead contact system, aerial/underground feeders, grounding and bonding, and bridge modifications.

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Kitchener GO Expansion: Program Overview

Kitchener GO expansion will transform the line into a true frequent rapid transit experience. There will be more trips at every point along the line – from Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Halton Hills, Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto.

Two-way all-day service to Kitchener requires a host of new infrastructure between Kitchener GO and Bramalea GO. Significant steps are underway to make the changes needed so the corridor can accommodate two-way all-day service. This includes exploring options for electrifying the route and potentially adding a new GO fleet to carry riders, plus new signals, communications systems and bridges and tunnels.

To implement corridor improvements along approximately 54 kms of rail between Kitchener and Halton Hills, Metrolinx is working with local communities to understand existing conditions, potential effects of the infrastructure needed to support electrification, and how to best mitigate these effects. Public input, along with technical studies, will be captured in the Environmental Project Report and will be considered as part of the Kitchener Corridor Expansion: Guelph Subdivision Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) under Ontario Regulation 231/08 - Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings.

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Investing in Our Future Year after year, train by train, bus by bus, Metrolinx has committed to constantly improving transit for people living in in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Now, that work is taking on a whole new energy.

Thanks to a huge investment in infrastructure, Metrolinx is working to quadruple GO Rail service and improve customer experiences.

To get people moving we are actively building and upgrading existing GO Rail stations, adding new track, building and opening new maintenance and storage facilities, expanding and revitalizing bridges around our region and improving pedestrian connections.