COBOURG, ON, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada recently began
construction work for its new Cobourg train station overpass, island
platform and related structures. Located slightly west of the current
station, the new structures are scheduled to open in fall 2012. The
new island platform and overhead walkway will service tracks north of
the current station platform.
Some preparatory work must be carried out during night-time hours due to
access and train operations issues. Efforts are being made to keep
noise to a minimum. The night-time work, which began some time ago, is
expected to last for as much as six more weeks.
Cobourg is the 13th busiest station in VIA's national network. The new overhead walkway and
connecting buildings will be fully-accessible and
aesthetically-pleasing structures. Their construction will allow VIA
to respond to anticipated future growth, as the region continues to
expand and prosper. This project is linked with other work VIA is
undertaking throughout its Ontario - Quebec Corridor with the overall
result being improvements in train safety, better on-time performance,
increased capacity for potential future growth as well as reductions in
travel time. All of this work, including construction of the new
station structures, adds up to better passenger rail service for the
citizens of Cobourg and area.
VIA apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that this project may
cause. Should you have any questions or comments, please call VIA's
toll-free inquiry line at 1-866-757-6778. Information regarding this
project and related ones is also available at www.viacorridor.ca.
SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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