Metrolinx to Significantly Increase Trains to Bowmanville
Durham Region is growing and thriving more every day – new housing developments, businesses, and amenities offer exciting opportunities for this vibrant community to live, work and play. Now more than ever, Durham residents have more choices to do what they want to do, when they want to do it. As the region expands and the population increases, it’s vital that transit adapts to the needs of the community and offers them more freedom to travel in and out of Durham when they want.
Metrolinx is committed to deliver more rail service to communities beyond Oshawa as quickly as we can and to do so with an all-day service.
Building on the recommendations of the Bowmanville Expansion Initial Business Case (IBC) approved at the February 2020 Metrolinx Board meeting, the Preliminary Design Business Case confirms the feasibility of the alignment identified in the IBC, while examining two different weekend service options. The alignment proposes one new track plus sidings and passing tracks where necessary through Oshawa GO station connecting to CP’s GM spur line to cross Highway 401, making an eventual connection through CP’s Belleville Subdivision to Bowmanville.
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.
Benefits to the Community:
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.
Better connectivity between Durham Region and the rest of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, supports economic development and urban development plans in Durham.
The extension would reduce driving distance for those who would otherwise drive to Oshawa GO Station, and increase parking capacity along the corridor, while adding additional travel options for residents east of Oshawa, providing access to GO Transit by local transit, walking, or cycling.
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