Stations & Projects:
  • GO Electrification
  • Kitchener
  • Breslau (new)
  • Guelph
  • Acton
  • Georgetown
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Brampton
  • Bramalea
  • Malton
  • Etobicoke North
  • Weston
  • Mount Dennis (new)
  • St. Clair-Old Weston (new)
  • Bloor
  • Liberty Village (new)
  • Union Station

Expected Completion: 2025

Today, the GO train from Kitchener-Waterloo to Toronto and back is a commuter experience. It accommodates customers who work in the city. If you want more frequent train service that runs past rush-hour – if you want access to all the places in between – the Kitchener GO expansion will transform the line into a true frequent rapid transit experience. There will be more trips at every point along the line – from Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Halton Hills, Brampton, Mississauga, and Toronto, including new stations along the way.

Two-way all-day service to Kitchener requires a host of new infrastructure between Kitchener GO and Bramalea. Significant steps are underway to make the changes needed so the corridor can accommodate two-way all-day service.

This means electrifying the route, a new fleet to carry you, plus new signals, communications systems and bridges and tunnels.

Delivering all this service has taken an enormous effort, and it’s not over yet. Today’s service levels on the Kitchener corridor are the result of a $1.2B investment in a 12 km kilometre stretch of the corridor in heavily populated Toronto neighbourhoods.

We expanded from one track to three tracks, with room for growth and a fourth track. We’ve widened or replaced 16 bridges, built seven underpasses and overpasses to remove level crossings, added 60 kilometres of new track. That includes a tunnel under Highways 401 and 409, to give the Kitchener line even more room to grow.

It’s been no small feat. Building up the Kitchener line meant pouring enough concrete to build 5 five CN Towers. It took thousands of overnights and weekends of work so peak service could continue through construction. And it took a great relationship with our communities to make it all happen.

Stations & Projects:
  • GO Electrification
  • Kitchener
  • Breslau (new)
  • Guelph
  • Acton
  • Georgetown
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Brampton
  • Bramalea
  • Malton
  • Etobicoke North
  • Weston
  • Mount Dennis (new)
  • St. Clair-Old Weston (new)
  • Bloor
  • Liberty Village (new)
  • Union Station

20%

shorter journey

Two-way

service

All-day

service

All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.

To realize the full potential of our plan, we need to examine bold ways to move forward. We are actively looking at options so our passenger trains don’t have to share the track with freight. With that, there’s also an opportunity to create a connection to the planned Pearson airport multi-modal transit hub on the Kitchener corridor.

Metrolinx will soon begin the process to hire a Technical Advisor, who will:

  • Update the environmental approvals to improve line speed on the existing corridor, allowing for a near-term increase in service.
  • Explore options to separate freight and passenger services.
  • Support exploration of options to provide passenger rail services to the Pearson Hub.
  • Begin an Environmental Assessment (EA) for further electrification of the Kitchener line and any infrastructure requirements to support expanded service to Kitchener.
  • Continue working with CN and Hydro One on further developing the previously announced a 30 kilometre freight bypass as one option for separation of freight and passenger service. This would mean up to 35 new bridges, relocating 17 hydro towers and constructing new track all along the 30 kilometre route.

To get more details, read this Fact Sheet or find answers to your questions in our FAQs.

  • Environmental Assessment and Engineering Assignment for new Rail Layover Facility at Heritage Road to begin in 2016