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Barrie GO line

Environmental Assessment

We are in the early stages of pre-consultation and working through the technical studies to prepare for the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) that will review implementing additional tracks and supporting infrastructure from Lansdowne Avenue in the City of Toronto to the Allandale Waterfront GO Station in Barrie.

Your feedback and community perspective is important to informing this project.

Public Meeting #3 (Update York South-Weston - February 6, 2017)
Presentation

Public Meeting #2 (November 2016)
Notice of Public Meeting

Meeting Presentation

Story Boards

Public Meeting #1 (November 2015)
Notice of Public Meeting
Story Boards
PIC #1 Summary Report
Notice of Public Meeting (Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury) - Proposed Train Layover Facility
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Meeting – Story Boards
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Meeting - Summary Report

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Project
c/o Georgina Collymore
Metrolinx
Tel: (416) 202-4921
RERBarrie@metrolinx.com

Today, GO Transit’s Barrie line provides weekday rush-hour train service between Barrie and Toronto. Trains run south in the morning, and north in the afternoon.

Now, through its Regional Express Rail project, Metrolinx is embarking on a massive transformation of the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. More train trips, both ways, 7 days a week will mean more options to get you where you need to go.

Weekday rush hour

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aurora and Union Station
  • 30-minute service from Allandale Waterfront to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Allandale Waterfront in the afternoon/evening

Midday, evening and weekend

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aurora and Union Station
  • 60-minute, two-way service between Allandale Waterfront and Union Station

Average times between trains are shown. Actual times may be shorter or longer depending on location and departure time.

Everyone benefits

There will be more trips at every stop along the line, bringing more transit choices to Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King, Vaughan, Toronto and neighbouring communities. Everyone will benefit from more:

Convenience

  • With more frequent service between Barrie and Toronto and all stops along the way, you’ll have more ways to connect to the things that matter

Speed

  • With new electric trains that accelerate faster, your journey times will be cut by up to 20%, so you’ll spend less time getting there and more time being there

Relief

  • More GO train trips means fewer cars on the road – in the next 10 years, weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000, making it easier to choose transit first

Opportunity

  • Live, work and play where you want, when you want – frequent all-day service that connects with local transit like Barrie Transit, BWG Transit, YRT/ Viva and the TTC will strengthen ties between every community along the line

Projects

Environmental Assessment and Design Progress

  • Davenport Grade Separation – Residents Panel recommendations are being reviewed and the timing of the EA to be determined
  • EA for double tracking underway and approval anticipated fall 2017
  • New Caledonia GO station (intersecting with the Eglinton Crosstown) EA and design is underway
  • Working closely with York Region on their EA for the widening of Rutherford Road

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Barrie RER Corridor Projects
c/o Jennifer Capan
Metrolinx
Tel: (416) 202-4732
jennifer.capan@metrolinx.com