GO Rail Network Electrification – Public Meetings

Metrolinx is currently undertaking environmental studies under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, to examine the conversion of several rail corridors from a diesel to an electric-based system. The project will include design and implementation of a traction power supply system (i.e. traction power substations and high voltage Connections to Hydro One’s existing grid), as well as power distribution components (i.e. electrical power distribution facilities) located in the vicinity of the rail corridors.

The Study Area (see map) includes six GO rail corridors, including potential locations for the electrical power supply and distribution facilities:

  • Union Station Rail Corridor
  • Lakeshore West Corridor – Strachan Avenue to Burlington
  • Kitchener Corridor – UP Express Spur (at Highway 427) to Bramalea
  • Lakeshore East Corridor – Don River to Oshawa GO Station
  • Barrie Corridor – Parkdale Junction to Allandale GO Station
  • Stouffville Corridor – Scarborough Junction to Lincolnville GO Station

A series of public meetings are being held as part of the TPAP process to provide information about the scope of the project, environmental studies, design and engineering components, preliminary locations for traction power supply/distribution facilities, project timelines and next steps. Interested persons are encouraged to attend:


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Room 203
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
959 Midland Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute
350 Kipling Avenue
Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Nelson Mandela Park Public School
440 Shuter Street
Toronto, ON M5A 1X6
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For additional information about this project, please visit gotransit.com/electrification.

Consultation with the public, review agencies and Aboriginal communities is a key component of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. Comments and information regarding this study will be collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, and may be included in study documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have a comment or question, or to receive additional information related to the project, please contact the project team: electrification@metrolinx.com or via telephone 416-869-3200.

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