Hydrogen Fuel Cell Feasibility Study

Metrolinx is committed to finding the most sustainable solution for electrifying the GO rail network. That's why, in addition to studying the environmental impacts of traditional electrification, Metrolinx is examining the feasibility of another form of electrification - hydrogen powered vehicles.

News Release  (June 15, 2017)

GO Transit Electrification is on Track

GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP Notice of Commencement and Public Meetings (June 14, 2017)

Metrolinx is working hard to electrify core areas of the GO Transit network. To deliver this service, work has been ongoing to complete environmental studies for the Metrolinx owned segments of the rail network for over a year. During this time we have been busy consulting with the community and assessing the impacts of building the infrastructure required to electrify the network. The formal Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) began on June 14, 2017.

Public Meeting #3 – June/July 2017

As part of our commitment to continued community engagement, we wanted to let you know that there will be public meetings held to share the impacts of the project and our proposed mitigation. We invite you to join us in person at the public meeting nearest you to find out more.

Agenda/Feedback Form
Integrated Feedback Summary Report
Story Boards
Electrification EA Update

Monday, June 26, 2017 Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Thursday, June 29, 2017 Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Clarke Memorial Hall
161 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON 
L5H 1G3

Story Boards
Roll Plan (LSW)
Roll Plan (Kitchener)
Ajax Community Centre
75 Centennial Road
Ajax, ON
L1S 4S4

Story Boards (LSE)
Story Boards (Stouffville)
Roll Plan (LSE)
Roll Plan (Stouffville)
Metro Hall
55 John Street
Toronto, ON
M5V 3C6

Story Boards
Roll Plan
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 3Y9

Story Boards
Roll Plan

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

Draft Technical Reports

As part of the TPAP, an Environmental Project Report (EPR) will be produced. Listed below are the draft technical reports that will be part of the EPR.

Appendix A – Natural Environmental  Report

Study Summary
Appendix A1 Natural Env Baseline Conditions Report
Appendix A2 Natural Env Impact Assessment Report

Appendix B - Preliminary ESA Gap Analysis Report

Study Summary
Appendix B - Preliminary ESA Gap Analysis Report

Appendix C – Cultural Heritage Reports

Appendix C1 Cultural Heritage Screening Report
Appendix C2 Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Report

Appendix D - Archaeological Assessment Report

Study Summary
Appendix D1 Archaeology Baseline Conditions Report
Appendix D2 Stage 1 Archaeology Assessment Report

Appendix E - Land Use & Socio-Economic Report

Study Summary
Appendix E1 Land Use Socio-Ec Baseline Report Appendix E2 Land Use Socio-Ec Impact Assessment Report

Appendix F - Air Quality Report

Study Summary
Appendix F1 Air Quality Baseline Report_March2016_May PIC
Appendix F2 Air Quality Impact Assessment Report_Dec2016(2)_May PIC

Appendix G – Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment Report

Study Summary
Appendix G1 USRC Noise Vibration Impact Assessment Rpt
Appendix G2 LSW Noise Vibration Impact Assessment
Appendix G3 Kitchener Noise Vibration Impact Assessment
Appendix G4 Barrie Noise Vibration Impact Assessment
Appendix G5 Stouffville Noise Vibration Impact Assessment
Appendix G6 LSE Noise Vibration Impact Assessment

Appendix H – Visual Impacts Report

Study Summary
Appendix H1 Visual Baseline Report
Appendix H2 Visual Impact Assessment Report

Appendix I – Utilities Report

Study Summary
Appendix I1 Utilities Baseline Conditions Report
Appendix I2 Utilities Impact Assessment Report

Appendix J – EMI/EMF Report

Study Summary
Appendix J1 EMI EMF Baseline Report_Nov2016_May PIC
Appendix J2 EMIEMF Impact Assessment Report

Appendix K – Storm Water Management Report

Study Summary
Appendix K SWM Assessment Report

Appendix L – Consultation Report

Appendix L Consultation Record

Appendix M – Cultural Heritage Report

Study Summary
Appendix M1 USRC HIA and SCHV
Appendix M2 LSW Willowbrook_CHER
Appendix M3 LSW Topiary Signs_CHER
Appendix M4 LSW Sunnyside Ped Bridge_CHER
Appendix M5 LSW Oakville Bridges_CHER and SCHVs
Appendix M6 LSW Gardiner Expressway Overhead Bridge_CHER
Appendix M7 LSW Drury Lane Bridge_CHER
Appendix M8 LSW Credit River Bridge_CHER and SCHV
Appendix M9 Barrie Innes Ave Bridge_CHER
Appendix M10 Barrie Holland River Bridge_CHER
Appendix M11 LSE Highland Creek Bridge_SCHV

Appendix N – Concept Electrification Plans Report

Appendix N1 USRC_Concept Elec Plans
Appendix N2 LSW_Concept Elec Plans
Appendix N3 Kitchener_Concept Elec Plans
Appendix N4 Barrie_Concept Elec Plans
Appendix N5 Stouffville_Concept Elec Plans
Appendix N6 LSE_Concept Elec Plans

Appendix O – Power Stations Report

Appendix O1 LSW Burlington_TPS
Appendix O1 LSW Canpa_25kV Feeder Route
Appendix O1 LSW Mimico_SWS
Appendix O1 LSW Mimico_Tap and TPS
Appendix O1 LSW Oakville_SWS
Appendix O2 Kitchener Bramalea_25kV FeederRoute
Appendix O2 Kitchener Bramalea_PS
Barrie Allandale_25kV Feeder Route
Appendix O3 Barrie Allandale_TPS
Appendix O3 Barrie Gilford_PS
Appendix O3 Barrie Maple_PS
Appendix O3 Barrie Newmarket_SWS
Appendix O4 Stouffville Lincolnville_PS
Appendix O4 Stouffville Scarborough_Tap_TPS
Appendix O4 Stouffville Unionville_PS
Appendix O5 LSE Don_Yards_PS
Appendix O5 LSE Durham_SWS
Appendix O5 LSE ERMF_TPS
Appendix O5 LSE Scarborough_25kV Feeder Route
Appendix O5 LSE Scarborough_SWS

Appendix P – Electrification Mapping

Appendix P1a USRC ELC Mapping
Appendix P1b LSW ELC Mapping
Appendix P1c Kitchener ELC Mapping
Appendix P1d Barrie ELC Mapping
Appendix P1e Stouffville ELC Mapping
Appendix P1f LSE ELC Mapping
Appendix P2a USRC Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps
Appendix P2b LSW Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps
Appendix P2c Kitchener Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps
Appendix P2d Barrie Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps
Appendix P2e Stouffville Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps
Appendix P2f LSE Terrestrial and Aquatic Maps

Appendix Q - Cultural Heritage Resources Report

Appendix Q Mapping of Cultural Heritage Resources

Appendix R – Land Use and Impact Zones

Appendix R1 USRC LandUse_OCSImpactZones
Appendix R2 LSW LandUse_OCSImpactZones
Appendix R3 Kitchener LandUse_OCSImpactZones
Appendix R4 Barrie LandUse_OCSImpactZones
Appendix R5 Stouffville LandUse_OCSImpactZones
Appendix R6 LSE LandUse_OCSImpactZones

Appendix S – Noise Mitigation Maps

Appendix S1 USRC_Noise_Mitigation_Map_Rev2
Appendix S2 LSW_Noise_Mitigation_Map
Appendix S3 Kitchener_Noise Mitigation Map
Appendix S4 Barrie_Noise_Mitigation_Map_Rev2
Appendix S5 Stouffville_Noise_Mitigation_Map_Rev2
Appendix S6 LSE_Noise_Mitigation_Map_Rev2_May PIC

Appendix T

Appendix T Viewsheds and VIA

Appendix U – Reference List

Appendix U List of Technical References

Background Information

The schedule presented back in early 2016 was based on early assumptions and a desire to complete the GO network-wide Electrification TPAP as soon as possible. However, during early engagement with communities, there was a lot of interest in a number of issues 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 continued the conversation with stakeholder and communities throughout 2016. With the start of the six-month TPAP process, 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 integrated where possible with the ongoing rail corridor expansions. Even though some projects are already under construction, they have made provisions for the electrification infrastructure as much as possible. The electrification of the rail corridor can only begin once key infrastructure for the rail corridor expansions are implemented such as: adding track, widening bridges, immunizing signal systems, grounding and bonding are in place.

Public Meeting #2 - November 2016

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.

Public Meeting Notice
Integrated Feedback Summary Report

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 #1 - February/March 2016

Meeting Summary Report

Introduction to Electrification
Electrification TPAP
What is involved in Electrification?