GO Train on the tracks

Kitchener Line GO Expansion

Studies

Before a construction project can begin, Metrolinx undertakes various studies to help make decisions about the project. These studies include a business case, which presents evidence and analysis to explain why a project should be built, and an environmental assessment, which identifies potential impacts of a project and proposes ways to avoid, reduce or minimize them.

The following studies and reports were undertaken to support major work required to implement the GO Expansion program on the Kitchener Line.

Business Cases

GO Expansion Full Business Case (2018)

Read the GO Expansion business case.

Kitchener Extension

Read the business cases for the Kitchener Extension.

Environmental Assesments

Kitchener Extension

Read the technical reports for the Kitchener Extension project.

Heritage Road Layover

Read the technical report for the Heritage Road Layover facility.

King-Liberty GO Station

Read the technical report about King-Liberty GO Station.

St. Clair-Old Weston GO Station

Read the technical report about St. Clair-Old Weston GO Station.

GO Electrification

Read the technical report for GO Electrification.

New Track & Facilities

Read the technical reports about new GO track and facilities.

Definitions

Find out what we mean when we talk about some of our reports, studies and processes.

A business case is a report that is written to explain why a project should be built. It includes the benefits that a project would deliver, as well as potential risks. Metrolinx creates business cases for major projects to secure approval before moving on to detailed project studies, such as the Transit Project Assessment Process. Business cases provide evidence to decision-makers, stakeholders, and the public as a crucial part of transparent and evidence-based decision making processes.