Ministry of Transportation
Province Moves Forward with Expansion of Milton GO Station
Milton, ON – Nov 15, 2017
Ontario is moving forward with the redevelopment of Milton GO Station, to make taking public transit easier and more convenient for commuters and families in Milton.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton, were at Milton GO Station today to announce the next steps to design, build and finance the redevelopment of Milton GO Station.
The Milton GO Station redevelopment and expansion will include:
- A new station building
- Upgraded parking lot with additional 850 parking bringing the total to approximately 2,300 spaces
- Reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop, and passenger pick-up/drop-offs
- Accessible connections to train and bus platforms
- Upgraded platforms and infrastructure to support future layover of trains
- Improved pedestrian connections and bicycle storage.
This station redevelopment is 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 will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, with more frequent rush-hour service coming to the Milton line.
Improving public 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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