Metrolinx announced that improvements are well underway to increase future GO Train service at Maple GO and along the Barrie Line.
New infrastructure is being built at the Maple GO station and along the Barrie Line to accommodate future service between Toronto and Barrie.
Future customers arriving at the station by bike, bus, car, or foot will be able to access a new southeast and northeast platform structure to reach the west platform.
The base concrete is being poured at the southeast structure and electrical and mechanical work is ongoing.
Upon completion crews will build the stairs and elevator, indicates the Metrolinx Blog, adding crews have also prepped the northeast structure with forms that will shape a concrete pour that will create the ground floor.
Work has also progressed on the permanent wall on the west side of the corridor.
Wooden formwork is required prior to pouring concrete to create the parapet wall. Formwork acts like a mould for concrete to cure into the shape of a permanent wall which will safely separate the corridor from public access. The wooden formwork is reusable and moves to the next section for another concrete pour.
Excavators are removing dirt and debris for the new west track north of McNaughton Road.
After the sub-ballast and ballast material are installed for stability, the tracks are put in place and secured with concrete ties, the release indicates.
Featured image: Southeast structure: The base slab has been poured work is ongoing to prepare for stair and elevator construction. (Metrolinx photo)