Transport Minister Kathryn McGarry announced that Ontario is moving ahead with the next phase of work to build the province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) system.
In the coming weeks the province will issue requests for qualifications (RFQs) to design and build six new GO stations and six new City of Toronto SmartTrack stations, as well as upgrades and improvements to over 20 existing GO stations, including major renovations to station buildings, new bus loops, digital signage, and other enhancements. The province will also move forward with the procurement of new maintenance facilities, trains, tracks, and other infrastructure necessary to increase GO service.
Ontario has already increased GO train service by more than 70 per cent, adding approximately 800 more train trips every week across the GO network than there were in 2013. Ontario’s GO RER program is the largest rail project in Canada, and will transform the way people travel and increase passenger numbers using the system.