Lakeshore West Line GO Expansion

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Corridor Improvements

These improvements on the Lakeshore West Line are part of the GO Expansion program, which will bring quieter, faster, safer and more efficient service. These corridor upgrades will enable more frequent, two-way, all-day GO service.

Grade Separations

Eliminating level crossings (where train tracks cross roads) will make the network better, faster and the region easier to travel in. There are two options when building a grade separation, tracks can either go under or over a road or crossing. By separating crossing from the rails, vehicles can pass under (or over) a railway, without having to stop and wait for trains. There are two upcoming grade separation on the Lakeshore West Line - the Burloak Drive grade separation and the Drury Lane Pedestrain Bridge.


Burloak Drive Grade Separation

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is delivering more GO service across the network, including trains every 15 minutes or better on the Lakeshore West line.

To support the increase in GO service, Metrolinx is working with the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville to build the Burloak Drive grade separation which will improve traffic flow without having to wait for trains to pass.

This is a future rendition of a six lane road. Upon completion it will be 4 lanes with provisions for a future 6 lane road. Artist’s rendering, subject to change. (Metrolinx image)

Separating Burloak Drive from the tracks will deliver the following benefits, helping you get to where you need to go better, faster, easier:

  • Allow Metrolinx to deliver increased GO service levels on the Lakeshore West line supporting more frequent, two-way, all-day rail service
  • Optimize traffic flow and enhance pedestrian and vehicular safety
  • A widened Burloak Drive to accommodate 6 lanes of traffic in the future, which includes improvements at Superior Court and Prince William Drive, as well as minor improvements at Harvester and Wyecroft Roads.
  • Dedicated Multi Use Pathways along the boulevard and on street bicycle lanes.

Drury Lane Pedestrain Bridge

Upgrades Coming to the Drury Lane Pedestrian Bridge!

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is delivering more GO service across the network, including trains every 15 minutes or better on the Lakeshore West line.

To support future increases in GO rail service, Metrolinx is working with the City of Burlington to replace and enhance the Drury Lane Pedestrian Bridge, which is nearing the end of its service life.

Artist rednering of the Drury Lane Pedestrian Bridge. Concept is subject to change (Metrolinx image)

The planned upgrades to the Drury Lane Pedestrian Bridge will provide a number of benefits to GO customers and local community:

  • Improve pedestrian access
  • Make the bridge AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliant
  • Allow Metrolinx to provide more frequent and faster train service
  • Allow for future electrification infrastructure to be incorporated into the Rail Corridor

If you have any questions about these projects, please contact us the Halton Region Community Engagement team at haltonregion@metrolinx.com.


Community documents

Community documents

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


Electrification

How do we take a rush hour commuter service to the next level? It’s about more than just the number of trips. Using electric trains on the Lakeshore West Line will allow faster trains to transport you and will offer all-day trips, going two ways, as quickly as every 15 minutes. 

Electrifying GO rail corridors is a multi-year project and we are committed to working with residents across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area throughout the process.