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Participation Opportunities: GO Expansion

It’s Happening

Year after year, train by train, bus by bus, Metrolinx has committed to 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. Find ways to provide feedback and learn more about these exciting investments below.

Metrolinx is hosting 10 open houses across the GO Rail network to share information on the GO Expansion Program Update (also known as On-Corridor Works or OnCorr) that includes:

  1. New Track and Facilities TPAP;
  2. Scarborough Junction Grade Separations TPAP;
  3. Stouffville Grade Separations TPAP;
  4. Network-Wide Structures Project (Significant Addenda to the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Project Environmental Project Report 2017); and
  5. GO Rail Network Electrification (Significant Addenda to the GO Rail Network Electrification Environmental Project Report 2017).

If you would like to look at the public materials, including meeting boards, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about a particular GO Expansion project, please click on one of the project buttons below.

To read about GO Expansion on our blog, click here.

New Track & Facilities TPAP

Assessing new rail layover and train storage facilities at Burlington, Unionville, and Toronto and electrification of the lower Richmond Hill rail corridor.

GO Rail Network Electrification

Assessing additional electrification infrastructure required for new tracks and layover facilities proposed across various portions of the GO rail network that were not previously examined as part of the 2017 Environmental Project Report (EPR).

Kitchener Electrification – Guelph Subdivision

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.