Metrolinx has hired the design consultant to support the expansion of GO Transit rail service into Niagara Region.

Wood Canada Ltd. will provide engineering services for the detailed design of the three stations, including a new station in Grimsby, retrofitting the existing VIA stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, and enhancements to the existing Lewis Road Layover in Winona.

“Today’s announcement is another exciting step to getting all year round GO train service for the people in Niagara Region,” said Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster. “We, along with all of our partners in the Region, are eager to deliver this service to our customers in Grimsby, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls as soon as possible.”

Metrolinx and Niagara Region continue to work with municipalities and local stakeholders to prioritize extending regular train service to Niagara Falls and build on the success of seasonal weekend service into the area.

“We are excited about reaching this major milestone in our goal to deliver daily GO trains to Niagara. We know that daily GO trains will have a transformative effect on our economy and that’s why it remained Council’s highest priority during this term,” Niagara Regional Chair Alan Caslin said.

Currently regular GO train service is scheduled to be expanded to Grimsby by 2021 and to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls by 2023.

More information on the Niagara service extension is available at: Metrolinx.com/niagara or www.niagararegion.ca/projects/moving-transit-forward.

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