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  • August 24, 2017

Major Transit Upgrades for Families in Scarborough and Durham

Ontario Supporting More Frequent GO Rail Service

Scarborough-Guildwood MPP, Mitzie Hunter, announced updates to the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor, to support the expansion of the GO rail service for commuters and families in Scarborough and Durham Region.

Ontario issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) yesterday for the Lakeshore East–Central Corridor Expansion Grading project, which includes grade separations at Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue, track and grading work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive, and supporting infrastructure such as retaining walls and noise walls.

The upgrades will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network, increasing weekly trips from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025. 

QUICK FACTS

  • The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.
  • The Lakeshore East – Central Corridor Expansion project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.

QUOTES

“We are moving forward with transforming the GO rail network from a rush hour commuter-based rail service to a true regional transit system. The improvements we are making to the Lakeshore East corridor bring us another step closer to delivering more GO train service to commuters and families in Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“This project is a significant advancement in the much-anticipated expansion of service along GO Transit’s Lakeshore East line. It will help us along the path toward an improved GO Transit system – with more service and more choice. I am a proud transit advocate and this is great news for everyone in the Scarborough-Guildwood community.”

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

“This piece of the East Corridor Expansion project is another critical step in preparing the rail network for increased GO service to Scarborough and neighbouring communities through the GO expansion program.”

— John Jensen, President and CEO, Metrolinx

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