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York, how you’ve grown. The region is filled to the brim with new residents who need the chance to move seamlessly across York and the entire Greater Golden Horseshoe.
That’s what GO Expansion will offer. Metrolinx is supporting the lives customers lead by bringing all-day, two-way electrified GO train service to core segments of the network.
Enter vivaNext Rapidways – York Region residents will benefit directly from these rapid transit projects as these are some of York Region’s busiest roads. 41 kilometres of dedicated lanes for express bus service along Highway 7 and Yonge Street.
Put simply: the region needs transit. After all, the region is home to four urban growth centres built around walkable live/work mixed-use communities – exactly the places that need access to our entire, vibrant region.
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Here is some of what’s happening across York Region:
GO service is expanding to serve you better – with more frequent service, more stations, cleaner technology and more connections. Across the entire network, our goal is to deliver 6,000 train trips a week – so you won’t need a schedule because the next train will be coming soon.
We’re bringing customers an entirely remodeled and improved Rutherford GO Station, with 1200 more parking spaces, a new station building, and modern customer amenities. Metrolinx is also building a grade separation on Rutherford Road from Westburne Drive to Peter Rupert Avenue that’ll enhance community safety and prevent drivers from having to wait at the rail crossing.
The all-new Bloomington GO Station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road will provide customers with more service options on the Richmond Hill line. The station will have ample parking for vehicles and bikes as well as a passenger drop-off and pick-up area, keeping commutes as easy as possible. Customers will enjoy modern waiting areas complete with heated shelters and parking for approximately 1000 vehicles.
Major improvements are underway at Unionville GO. When complete, customers traveling on the Stouffville line will enjoy new platforms with snow-melting systems, more bicycle storage, new parking spaces and enhanced accessibility with two new pedestrian tunnels and elevators.
Metrolinx, in collaboration with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, is bringing rapid transit to some of York Region’s busiest roads. The rapidways will have a total of 43 stations and 34 kilometres of dedicated lanes for express bus service along Highway 7 and Yonge Street, helping to build more beautiful, pedestrian-friendly spaces.
All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.