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Lakeshore East Line GO Expansion

Bowmanville Extension

Metrolinx to introduce train service to Bowmanville

Durham Region is growing and thriving more every day – new housing developments, businesses, and amenities offer exciting opportunities for this vibrant community to live, work and play. Now more than ever, Durham residents have more choices to do what they want to do, when they want to do it. As the region expands and the population increases, it’s vital that transit adapts to the needs of the community and offers them more freedom to travel in and out of Durham when they want.

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Project overview

Metrolinx is committed to delivering rail service to communities beyond Oshawa as quickly as we can, and to do so with an all-day service.

Metrolinx has advanced the future service plan for Bowmanville through the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC). Once required infrastructure is complete, customers will benefit from express peak service every half an hour operating between Union Station and Pickering GO Station, making all stops between Pickering and Bowmanville.

In the off-peak, GO trains will travel hourly making all stops between Bowmanville and Union Station. Weekend service will be every two hours making all stops between Bowmanville and Union Station.

The expanded service will reduce commuters in-vehicle travel time an average of 15 minutes from Bowmanville to Union Station.

For more information on business cases and environmental reports for the project visit the studies page.

Bowmanville Extension now has a construction manager

In June 2023, Metrolinx announced Bowmanville Construction Partners (BCP) as the construction manager that will come on board to help inform the detailed design and provide construction management advice for the Bowmanville Extension project. This procurement process began in April 2022. BCP is a general partnership between Ledcor CMI Ltd. and Dragados Canada Inc. Learn more on Metrolinx News.

Transit oriented communities

Under the PDBC, all stations along the Bowmanville Extension (Thornton’s Corners East, Ritson Road, Courtice, and Bowmanville) will be pursued through Metrolinx and the Province’s Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program.

Benefits to the community

Expanded rail service will provide Durham Region with more direct connections to the larger GO Transit network, helping to reduce congestion in the Greater Golden Horseshoe while connecting people to education and job opportunities.

Project benefits

Learn more about the benefits the Bowmanville Extension project will bring to your community.

  • Reduced travel time

    15 minute reduction of in-vehicle travel time from Bowmanville to Union

  • Two-way, all-day service

    Fast, frequent rail service beyond Oshawa

  • 20 kilometer extension

    Extension of the Lakeshore East Line to Bowmanville

  • Better connections

    More connections to Regional Transportation

Community documents

Community documents

Review the latest construction notices and community documents for the project.

In the news

Metrolinx selects construction manager for Bowmanville Extension

June 19, 2023

GO Train service to communities beyond Oshawa is another step closer to completion. [Read more]

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