People living in Durham Region will have an easier time getting downtown.
Not only did the new eastern portion of Highway 407 open up on Monday, but the Province has also announced it will extend GO Transit’s Lakeshore East train line by another twenty kilometers, between Oshawa and Bowmanville.
Four new stations will be built along the extension: Thornton Road in Oshawa, Ritson Road in Oshawa, Courtice Road in Courtice and Martin Road in Bowmanville.
The new portion of the line is expected to be available to passengers by 2023-2024.
“Expanding GO train service in Durham Region will make a real difference to people’s lives and Ontario’s economy. We want people, communities and business to be seamlessly connected to one another and prosper together. This is what our record investments in infrastructure are building for Ontario.” – Premier Kathleen Wynne
“Our government is listening to local needs, and this is great news for commuters in Bowmanville and Durham Region. This expansion will provide a direct rail connection to the broader GO network.” – Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation