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Eglinton GO Customers Getting Accessibility Upgrades

TORONTO, January 12, 2015 – Metrolinx is improving accessibility for Eglinton GO customers by adding two new pedestrian tunnels with elevator connections and building a larger, more accessible station building.

Following the installation of the new tunnels in 2015, Metrolinx will construct a new station building complete with elevator and tunnel access. Customers will also benefit from platform improvements that will protect them from the elements, including heated shelters, canopies, and a system that will melt snow off the platforms. The new station building will be designed to meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standard or better.

GO customers will be able to use the existing station building during all phases of construction.

"Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters," said Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation. "This is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families."

"These improvements will give more than 1,000 commuters who use the Eglinton GO Station every day a better, more accessible station and will make public transit easier to use," said Lorenzo Berardinetti, MPP, Scarborough Southwest.

"These upgrades mean we are one step closer to delivering accessible service across the entire GO Transit network," said Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx. "We are committed to creating a more convenient and enjoyable transit system that benefits everyone in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."

Dufferin Construction was awarded the contract for the first phase of the project, which is valued at $10.5 million.

These upgrades are part of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Working through its divisions GO Transit, PRESTO, and Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx is transforming the way the region moves.