Ministry of Transportation
Province Moving Forward with Upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO Line
Toronto, ON – Dec 7, 2017
Ontario is creating more transit options for commuters and families across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) with major improvements to the Lakeshore West GO line that will allow for increased service and better commutes.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, was joined by Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina, today at the Exhibition GO Station to make the announcement.
The upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include:
- Track improvements and other work to enable increased service at Exhibition Station
- Mimico Station rehabilitation
- Long Branch Station improvements, including accessibility enhancements
- Upgrades to enable increased service at Clarkson and Bronte Stations
- Grade separations at Kerr Street and Burloak Drive
- Replacement of the Drury Lane pedestrian bridge
Further expansion of the Lewis Road layover facility
These improvements and upgrades are part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario transforms GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network are expected grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, with two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes or less coming to the Lakeshore West GO line.
Building better transit for commuters and families is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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