The province says it will build 4 new GO train stations in West Toronto.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Mayor John Tory made the announcement in Liberty Village this morning.
The four new GO stations along the Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit lines will be part of Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
The stations will be located in the areas of Bloor and Lansdowne, Spadina and Front, Liberty Village, and St. Clair West and Keele. The proposed new GO Train stations support the City of Toronto’s SmartTrack plan.
RER is one way Ontario is providing faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including introducing electrification of core segments of the network by 2024. The province says the program will also help reduce congestion, connect people to jobs and minimize greenhouse gas pollution by reducing car trips and improve travel times.
SmartTrack will add to the province’s RER program, providing subway-like urban rail service on existing GO tracks. It will connect the Toronto region’s three main job centres — Markham centre, the downtown financial district and the airport precinct.
The 4 new GO stations are part of what the province calls the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years.