In an announcement today at the St. Catharines train station, the word is that GO trains are a GO for Niagara…but not until 2021.
The plan is for work to start up next year to extend weekday GO train commuter service from Hamilton to Grimsby by 2021, and then extend to Niagara Falls by 2023.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says this new initiative will include new and upgraded train stations, a new GO station built in Grimsby (on Casablanca Boulevard), a new train layover facility in Niagara Falls, more passenger trains and 30 kilometres of new track.
This expansion of GO’s regional rapid transit network is intended to help support economic development in niagara by increasing travel options for commuters and help manage busy highways.
The Transportation Minister has been making a series of GO expansion announcements which have included eight new GO train stations to be built in Toronto and an extension of the Lakeshore East line from Oshawa to Bowmanville, with four new GO train stations.
Also announced have been plans to build another three new GO stations on the Barrie line, in Vaughan, Newmarket and Innisfil in Simcoe County.
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