Ontario Getting People Moving with GO Rail Expansion Program
Continuing to improve transit to get Ontario moving: Prequalified Bidders for GO Expansion Project Announced
WHITBY, ON — Ontario’s government for the people is moving forward with the next stage of the GO Rail Expansion program that will improve and expand GO train service into a two-way all-day rapid transit service every 15 minutes on core segments of the GO Rail network.
Today, MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy (Pickering-Uxbridge) and MPP Lorne Coe (Whitby) visited the Whitby GO Station to discuss how the Ontario government is making life more convenient by increasing GO Train service for people across Ontario through the GO Rail Expansion Program.
“Our government is delivering on its commitment to move ahead with the GO Rail Expansion Program to get people moving faster and improve customer experience throughout the GO Transit network,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “We are putting Ontario back on a path to a balance, so we can protect the services that matter most, and that includes transit. We will continue to improve the transit experience for people and ensure that the GTHA continues to grow and prosper as one, integrated region.”
The province – through Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario – is releasing a Request for Proposals to a list of teams pre-qualified to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the infrastructure needed for the On-Corridor Works project, the largest capital project in the GO Expansion Program, which will deliver two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes over core segments of the GO Rail network.
The four teams pre-qualified to bid on the GO Rail Expansion Program are EnTransit, MTR Kiewit Partners, Oncore Transit, and ONxpress Transportation Partners.
Through the GO Rail Expansion Program, Ontario is keeping its promise of expanding transit to be delivered faster and more effectively. Programs like free travel for children 12 years and under, and GO service increases – including more service on the Kitchener line, and year-round weekday commuter rail
service to Niagara Falls and St. Catharine’s are just a few examples of the government putting commuters and people who rely on public transit first.
As part of the 2019 Ontario Budget, the province has committed to modernizing and enhancing the GO Transit experience by delivering quality service for its customers for a seamless and convenient travel throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
“We are working to protect what matters most to people,” said Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby. “We are investing in the front-line services and programs, including the GO Rail Expansion Program that will make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Office of Lorne Coe
Manager (905) 430-1141
Office of Peter Bethlenfalvy
MPP, Pickering – Uxbridge (647) 282-2815
Office of Peter Bethlenfalvy
MPP, Pickering – Uxbridge (905) 391-7606