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  • January 18, 2016

Improving GO Station for Commuters in Scarborough

Ontario Investing in Public Transit

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January 18, 2016

 

Ontario is making it easier for commuters in Scarborough to take public transit by making improvements to the Guildwood GO Station.

Work is already underway and includes:

  • Constructing a new station building to provide customers with more room and better amenities
  • Adding two pedestrian tunnels with elevators to provide easier access to platforms
  • rebuilding the platforms to install heated shelters and a snow-melting system to provide relief from winter weather
  • Repaving and adjusting the layout of the north parking lot and the kiss and ride to improve traffic flow and accommodate the new station building
  • Building a new kiss and ride in the south parking lot to give customers more options to get to and from the station.

 

This project also involves enabling work for future electrification that will support increases in service on the Lakeshore East GO corridor. Station improvements are expected to be completed by 2019.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history – more than $134 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. Between April and September 2015, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

Investing in transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

QUOTES

 

“The Ontario government is committed to improving the province’s public transit network. These station improvements will make the daily commute easier and quality of life better for GO passengers.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

 

“These improvements will provide commuters using the Guildwood GO Station with a better, more accessible station making it more convenient to take transit to their destination.”

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

 

“As we expand GO Train service to meet growing demand, we need to make sure our GO stations are meeting the needs of our customers. These improvements are all about making it as easy as possible for people to choose transit first.”

— Greg Percy, President of GO Transit

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Guildwood GO Station serves an average of 1,300 customers a day.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 14 new GO stations, rebuilt four existing stations, and added more than 31,000 new parking spots across the system.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.

 

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