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GO service being expanded on the Stouffville Corridor

By ReNew Canada 06:12AM July 06, 2016

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Ontario announced plans to expand GO Transit rail service on the Stouffville corridor as part of GO Regional Express Rail (RER).

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design and build the infrastructure that is needed to support expanded GO rail service on the Stouffville Corridor that includes infrastructure upgrades at three GO Stations:

  • Milliken Station: new and relocated platforms with canopy enclosure, tunnels, elevators, Steeles Avenue pedestrian connection, Steeles Avenue crossing improvements, and customer amenities.
  • Agincourt Station: new second track, new and relocated platforms with canopy enclosure, tunnels, elevators, customer waiting areas, building relocation, and  customer amenities.
  • Unionville Station: new second track and turning track, new and relocated platforms with canopy enclosure, tunnels, elevators, parking expansion, and customer amenities.

GO RER is one way Ontario is providing faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO RER also involves the introduction of electrification of core segments of the GO Transit network (including the Stouffville Corridor) by 2024. The program will also help manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and minimize greenhouse gas pollution by reducing car trips and improve travel times.

“Making improvement to existing stations along the Stouffville GO line is the next step in our plan to improve transit for residents in the GTHA, says Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx. “These station improvements will enable us to provide two-way, all-day service to residents living in Scarborough and Markham and builds on the recent approval received to add new GO stations to our existing network.”

The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. Teams who qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals later this summer.

The investments in station upgrades and grade separation will support future electrification of the Stouffville GO corridor from Union Station to Lincolnville.

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