The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region is experiencing incredible growth, with an estimated nine million people calling this region home by 2041. GO Transit – the regional commuter system for the Greater Toronto Region – is one of the fastest growing transit services in North America. The GO Rail Expansion program was created to ensure that the region has a transit system that can keep pace with future demand – to transform a commuter system into a rapid rail system running two-ways, all-day.
GO Rail Expansion Program
Currently, the GO Rail network is comprised of 400 kilometres of track, with annual ridership of 57 million (2017) with 78,000 train trips
When complete, the GO Expansion Program is projected to deliver over 200 additional kilometres of track, with annual ridership of over 200 million by 2055.
- 16 stations under expansion (Agincourt, Aurora, Bradford, Bramalea, Brampton, Eglinton, King City, Long Branch, Maple, Milliken, Mount Dennis, Old Elm, Rutherford, Weston, Union, Unionville)
- 1 new station (Bloomington) and 2 expanded stations completed (Cooksville, Kipling)
- 29 stations undergoing station improvements (customer service and safety improvements, including PA systems, platform edge tiles, display boards)
- 6 expansions on corridors underway including widening, track additions and signal upgrades (Barrie corridor, Kitchener corridor, Lakeshore East corridor, Lakeshore West corridor, Stouffville corridor, Union Station corridor)
- 4 grade separations (Burloak Drive, Davenport Diamond, Rutherford Road, Steeles Avenue)
- 5 tunnel/bridge expansions (401/409 tunnel expansion, Drury Lane pedestrian bridge, bridge, Major Mackenzie pedestrian bridge, Rouge River bridge rehabilitation, Yonge Street bridge)
- 2 new rail maintenance facilities complete (Whitby Facility and Lincolnville Layover)
GO Expansion - On-Corridor Works Project
The final and most critical component of the GO Expansion program, the On-Corridor Works project, includes all works that facilitate train service, such as track, civil infrastructure, signalling, electrification infrastructure, as well as the operations and maintenance of the GO rail network. This project must integrate its work with all the new and existing stations, corridors, and facilities to ensure the system runs more and better service.
- Operation of train services including train crewing
- Timetable planning and train control for all operators across the GO-owned network
- Design, construction, integration of the railway corridor (civil infrastructure, tracks, systems, signaling, etc.)
- Maintenance and rehabilitation of new railway corridor assets and select existing railway corridor assets
- Maintenance, servicing, and cleaning of all rolling stock and, if required, procurement of new electric vehicles
- Construction of new maintenance and train storage and/or layover facilities
- Reconstruction of Union Station track and platforms
For more information about the GO Expansion Program, visit Metrolinx.
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