GO Transit Electrification is on Track

Metrolinx is working hard to electrify core areas of the GO Transit network as soon as possible. Work has been ongoing to complete environmental studies for the entire rail network for over a year.

The schedule presented back in early 2016 was based on early assumptions and a desire to complete the GO network-wide Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as soon as possible. However, during early engagement with communities, a number of concerns were raised, such as the location of traction power facilities in some areas, that we committed to working through these with residents and so extended the time for public engagement across the GO network.

The larger Regional Express Rail program is on schedule and we will continue the conversation with stakeholder and communities with another round of public engagements completed in November 2016. We expect to begin the six-month TPAP process in spring 2017. Given the large scope of this project, it’s important that we continue to listen to the many voices across the region to help make this project the best it can be.

The Electrification team is working hand-in-hand with all of the GO service expansion teams to ensure that electrification infrastructure requirements are built into the ongoing rail corridor expansions. Even though some projects are already under construction, they have made provisions for the future electrification infrastructure as much as possible. The electrification of the rail corridor can only begin once the planned rail corridor expansions (e.g. adding track, widening bridges) are complete.

Metrolinx is helping to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenience and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

As part of this project, we are expanding GO Transit to enable 15-minute service on most corridors with electrified trains, which will enable faster and more service. Together, these infrastructure improvements will change how people move around Toronto and the region with four times the current number of GO train trips, service on evenings and weekends, and twice the number of trips during peak periods.

We hosted the following public meetings to update the region on the GO Rail Network Electrification project and to get feedback. If you were unable to attend, please click on the meeting closest to your area to review materials and share your thoughts.

Monday, November 7 Wednesday, November 9 Monday, November 14 Tuesday, November 15
Hope United Church
255 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON 
M4C 1L2
Meeting Summary
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M5V 3L9
Meeting Summary
Bramalea Secondary School
510 Balmoral Drive
Brampton, ON
L6T 1W4
Meeting Summary
Loretto College School
151 Rosemount Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6H 2N1
Meeting Summary
Wednesday, November 16 Thursday, November 17 Thursday, November 17 Monday, November 21
Riverdale Collegiate Institute
1094 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON
M4M 2A1
Meeting Summary
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
3663 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough, ON
M1N 2G2
Meeting Summary
Cornell Community Centre
3201 Bur Oak Avenue
Markham, ON L6B 0T2
Meeting Summary
Innisdale Secondary School
95 Little Avenue
Barrie, ON
L4N 2Z4
Meeting Summary
Tuesday, November 22 Wednesday, November 23 Thursday, November 24 Monday, November 28
Sacred Heart Catholic High School
908 Lemar Road
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 1R9
Meeting Summary
Cardinal Carter Catholic High School
210 Bloomington Road
Aurora, ON
L4G 0P9
Meeting Summary
Vellore Village Community Centre
1 Villa Royale Avenue
Woodbridge, ON
L4H 2Z7
Meeting Summary
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary

959 Midland Avenue
Scarborough, ON
M1K 4G4
Meeting Summary
Tuesday, November 29      
First United Church
151 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON
L5H 1G3
Meeting Summary

Public Meeting Notice

Can't attend in person? Participate online at metrolinxengage.com

Public Meeting #1 - February/March 2016

Meeting Summary Report

Introduction to Electrification
Electrification TPAP
What is involved in Electrification?

Questions and/or comments are welcomed by Metrolinx at any time, you can reach the Electrification Project by email at electrification@metrolinx.com