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Metrolinx Expanding Section of Stouffville GO Line to Get Region Moving

TORONTO, February 12, 2015 – Metrolinx has issued a construction tender to build a second track on a five-kilometre section of GO Transit’s Stouffville corridor to bring better transit to residents in Scarborough, Markham and Stouffville.

Work will start this spring between Kennedy Road north of Milliken GO Station and Marilyn Avenue just north of Agincourt GO Station. This is the first part of a multi-year project that will expand and improve 17 kilometres of corridor from Scarborough Junction to Unionville GO Station. Once complete, this expansion will enable more train trips and two-way service, supporting the Government of Ontario’s plan, under Moving Ontario Forward, to transform GO Transit by bringing Regional Express Rail service to the GO network.

"We are expanding transit and infrastructure for now and for the future," said Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation. "These investments are part of a 10-year plan that will help to manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and improve the economy. This is further proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families."

"These types of improvements are critical in helping us bring faster, more frequent, two-way Regional Express Rail service to our GO Train network," said Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx. "This project will help us give our customers more transit choices that will save them time and make it easier to get where they want to go."

Double-tracking for the remainder of the 17 kilometres and additional station upgrades are still in the planning and design phases, with construction expected to begin in 2016.

This project is part of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Working through its divisions GO Transit, PRESTO, and Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx is transforming the way the region moves.