The Regional Municipality of Durham announced that Ontario’s Environment Ministry has issued a notice to proceed following the completion of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the Lakeshore GO East Bowmanville Extension project.

The TPAP is an environmental assessment that ensures any potential negative impacts to the natural, social, cultural and economic environment are protected.

“With this process complete, Metrolinx will continue to move ahead with the plans to extend GO rail service from Durham College Oshawa GO station through to Bowmanville, with four new stations along the way,” stated John Henry, Regional chair and CEO.

“We are thrilled that this project continues to achieve major milestones, bringing this extension one step closer to fruition. Students, residents and visitors will be able to seamlessly travel across Durham and beyond, creating more connected communities.”

Ontario is investing $730 million to extend the Lakeshore East GO line further into Durham Region, bringing two-way all-day GO train service to Bowmanville. With nearly 17,000 daily trips and 4.9 million annual boardings expected by 2041, the Bowmanville Extension will connect more people to jobs and places while reducing travel times across the region.The Government of Ontario announced that it has awarded a contract to advance planning to extend GO train service to Bowmanville.

In June, the province awarded Bowmanville Construction Partners (BCP) an early stage contract to advance infrastructure planning on the Bowmanville Extension. BCP is a general partnership between Ledcor CMI Ltd. and Dragados Canada Inc.

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