1.11.10 - “Deliver [a GO expansion to] Kitchener”
Work on the Kitchener GO expansion is underway. This promise remains is partially kept.
“Metrolinx is delivering on its promise for more rail service along the Kitchener GO Line. The next step forward is the awarding of the first in a series of construction contracts that will deliver the rail infrastructure needed to operate two-way, all-day service between Union Station and Kitchener GO Station. The scope of the contract, recently awarded to Dagmar Construction Inc., includes a second platform at Guelph Central GO Station, a new storage track for maintenance vehicles west of Guelph and a passing track in the community of Breslau (part of Woolwich Township), to allow trains travelling in opposite directions to pass each other. The new passing track to be built in this phase of work will be approximately 2.6 kilometers long, located between Guelph and Kitchener GO Stations. This track will be the first of 3 new passing tracks to be constructed along the Kitchener Line.”
Work on the Kitchener GO expansion is underway. This promise remains in progress.
“And on Sept 7, Metrolinx announced a service increase that will see 20 train trips per day between Toronto and Kitchener/Guelph (up from 16 pre-pandemic), including weekday rush hour express options for Kitchener, Guelph, Acton, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Brampton, and Bramalea GO, trip extensions to and from Kitchener GO, and new and reinstated trips to and from Bramalea GO throughout the day.”
“The 2021 Ontario budget outlines the next steps for the Kitchener GO Rail expansion project, include building more tracks and new platforms along the corridor between Georgetown and Kitchener.”
“The Ontario government is starting construction for two rail tunnels under Highway 401 and Highway 409 to make way for added GO train service along the Kitchener corridor.”
“Kitchener Expansion — Ontario is committed to delivering two‐way, all‐day GO train service between Toronto and Waterloo Region. Planning and design work is underway on improvements to the Kitchener GO corridor to support more GO train service in the future and deliver GO RER along this line.”