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Kitchener Corridor Expansion

We are focused on bringing better GO services, faster, to our customers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. We’ve heard directly from our riders that they want more options across the network. Metrolinx is committed to bringing two-way all-day service to each step of the way on the Kitchener corridor.

In the past few years we have increased service by nearly 45% to Halton Hills, Guelph and Kitchener - including mid-day and late-night options. Although there is still more work to be done, COVID has changed how we think and behave. Despite the pandemic, work is still moving forward, and you may notice construction crews in your community working on the infrastructure required for more and better service. We know that we need to prepare for the future and be ready with new services. In doing so, we will continue to work, monitor and adapt as necessary.

Project Update

The Guelph Subdivision Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) was one of the projects we were working on to understand the requirements and potential impacts of electrifying 54 kilometers of track between Georgetown and Kitchener. We were on the ground engaging with stakeholders and communities sharing updates and looking for feedback on the project. Public consultation is the heart of the TPAP process and helps inform our work.

We heard from stakeholders, including Hydro One, and community members about the constraints and concerns surrounding the impacts of the proposed infrastructure required for electrification.

These sessions were invaluable to the process, and we learned from all involved the nuances of the work that is still to be done. We need to take more time to evaluate the future needs of electrification, while balancing the physical constraints of the Kitchener corridor as well as the wants and needs of the community.

Metrolinx will be collecting all study information and consultation feedback to date to keep on file for future reference prior to advancing further with the TPAP. Metrolinx highly values stakeholder and community feedback and commits to re-engaging all our stakeholders in a meaningful way on this project in the future.

We will continue to work towards two-way all-day service in the near term while we work to better understand electrification in the long term for the Kitchener corridor.

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