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New parking spots at Agincourt GO Station, November 14

Thanks to reader Bob Tyrrell who pointed out a glaring error in this post, which we’ve now corrected before anyone else noticed!

Even though Toronto Mayor Rob Ford famously canceled the Transit City network of light rail lines on his first day in office, December 1, 2010, work continued on at least one project that emerged from the light-rail plan.

The City of Toronto has now finished the overpass to carry the tracks for GO Transit’s 71 Stouffville line across Sheppard Avenue East. (Originally, this project would also served the Sheppard East light rail line.)

The new bridge improves traffic conditions along Sheppard Avenue East, preventing delays for vehicles and TTC buses operating along the 85 Sheppard East route. Perhaps more important, it also improves train service, as GO looks ahead to all-day, two-way service along the line.

Work near the site of the bridge has affected the parking lot at Agincourt GO Station since October 11, 2009. The GO station was also the site of the official launch of construction for the first Transit City line along Sheppard East in December 2009.

The work again affects parking at Agincourt GO Station. Starting tomorrow, Monday, November 14, GO is permanently closing the temporary parking lot south of Sheppard Avenue East on the east side of the tracks. To make up for commuters losing these spaces, GO is also opening a new 25-space lot just north of the current permanent lot at the station.