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GO trains to Bowmanville:
Last chance to comment on the plans



Metrolinx and GO Transit recently completed an environmental assessment and preliminary design study for extending GO train service from Oshawa to Bowmanville and building a new rail maintenance facility in Whitby.

The study reviewed potential sites for new stations and train facilities, options for connecting the Canadian National Railways corridor with the Canadian Pacific Railway corridor and ways to improve the rail line.

The study area extends from 500 metres west of Brock Street in Whitby to 500 metres east of Darlington-Clarke Townline Road (Durham Regional Road 42) in Clarington.

You can review the environmental assessment report here.

If you want to comment on, or object to, the findings of the report, you must do so — in writing — before Monday, February 28.

Send your comments and concerns to:

Andreas Grammenz,
EA Project Leader
GO Transit,
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Telephone: 416-869-3600 ext. 5524
E-mail: Andreas.Grammenz@gotransit.com

or

Alan D. Macdougal,
Senior Railway Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
5080 Commerce Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L4W 4P2
Telephone: 905-238-0007
Fax: 905-238-0038
E-mail: Alan.Macdougall@aecom.com

After February 28, the Honourable John Wilkinson, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, reviews the report and your comments. He may ask for GO and Metrolinx to revise the study, or he may approve the study, meaning that construction may proceed when funding is available.

Although extending GO train service to Bowmanville is one of 15 priority projects in “The Big Move”, the Metrolinx regional transportation plan, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have not committed funds to building the line.