Ontario Building a GO Train Station in Davenport
New Station at Lansdowne and Bloor to Provide Additional Transit Options for Commuters in West Toronto
Today, Ontario announced a new GO Train station along the Barrie corridor at Bloor and Lansdowne. The announcement made by Minister Steven Del Duca will include four stations in total on the Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program - one each in the areas of Davenport, Spadina and Front, Liberty Village, and St. Clair West and Keele in the City of Toronto.
I have long advocated for a GO Station at Lansdowne and Bloor and have been working with the Ministry of Transportation as well as Davenport residents to advocate for a station at this location. This station is an important part of Metrolinx’s plan to eliminate the Davenport Diamond as it will bring direct public benefits to the area and allow residents to benefit from RER.
RER is one way Ontario is providing faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including introducing electrification of core segments of the network by 2024. The program will also help reduce congestion, connect people to jobs and minimise greenhouse gas pollution by reducing car trips and improve travel times.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history -- about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Expanding and improving GO Transit is part of the government's economic 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 talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
To read the full news release visit: http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2298f5576a4ba6bb9b56f10f9&id=1d98055a14