Stations & Projects:

Expected Completion: 2024

Metrolinx currently operates all-day GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East Corridor between Union Station and the Oshawa GO Station. In 2011, Metrolinx examined expansion of this rail service as part of the Oshawa to Bowmanville Rail Service Expansion and Rail Maintenance Facility Environmental Project Report (EPR). The EPR was completed in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) under Ontario Regulation 231/08.

Since completion of the 2011 EPR, Metrolinx has advanced the design of the rail expansion project, and changes to the project are being assessed. The proposed changes include: a new track alignment within the identified corridor, new or adjusted crossings, and refinements to facility design. An addendum to the 2011 EPR will be prepared to assess the effects of these changes.

Metrolinx is working with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to advance infrastructure and service planning that will bring new GO rail service to a 20km extension of the Lakeshore East GO line by 2024.

The plan is to have four GO trains each morning and four each afternoon in and out of Bowmanville when the service starts.

Four new stations are being built to support the service: Thornton Road in Oshawa, Ritson Road in Oshawa, Courtice Road in Courtice, and Martin Road in Bowmanville.

Expanded rail service will provide Durham Region with more direct connections to the larger GO Transit network, helping to reduce congestion in the GTHA while connecting people to education and job opportunities.

Expanding GO Train service in Durham Region builds upon planning work and service and infrastructure improvements that are already underway through our Regional Transportation Plan.

More GO service to Bowmanville is part of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Stations & Projects:

  • October 2017 - Stantec awarded contract to provide technical advisory, design, and construction support services for Bowmanville expansion.
  • April 24, 2018 - Public Meeting #1 (Bowmanville)
  • April 25, 2018 - Public Meeting #1 (Oshawa)
  • Late 2018/early 2019 - Start of GO Bus service to Courtice Road and Ritson Road facilities.
  • 2019 - Start of Construction
  • 2024 - New GO rail service to Bowmanville begins