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Canadian Government investing $1.9B in Go Transit's express rail project

Posted on April 3, 2017

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OTTAWA — Speaking at a press event at the Willowbrook GO Transit yard in south Etobicoke with the premier and federal infrastructure minister, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa would contribute to $1.9 billion to GO Transit’s regional express rail program, which over the next 10 years will increase service on GO lines throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Toronto Star.

The province has estimated the cost of regional express rail (RER) at $13.5 billion, and had previously committed to paying the full cost. Trudeau said the price tag on the initiative makes RER “the single largest transit project in which the federal government has ever invested.”

Under RER, GO plans to electrify trains and implement all-day, two-way service at frequencies of every 15 minutes or better on its busiest routes. The agency will also quadruple the number of trains operating outside weekday rush hours, double the number of trips during weekday rush hours, and build up to 12 new stations. For the full story, click here.

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