TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Metrolinx is moving forward on its plans
for a new Acton GO Station.
With a land lease agreement with the Town of Halton Hills, Metrolinx is
beginning construction of a new GO station in Acton this month, with
construction to continue into 2013.
"We are pleased to bring GO rail service to Acton and provide additional
options for travellers in this very busy corridor," said Gary McNeil,
GO Transit President. "With the addition of this new station, we are
making it easier for residents to choose to leave their cars at home
and use GO Transit."
The additional stop along the Kitchener line (formerly GO's Georgetown
line) also helps to meet the demand for expanded and more frequent
service in the region. This new stop provides a connection between
Acton and downtown Toronto, but also supports commuters travelling
between Acton and the Georgetown and Brampton areas.
"Investing in a new GO station for Acton will mean better access to
public transit and increased services for commuters," said Bob
Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. "The McGuinty
government has continually supported public transit to help take cars
off the road, keep our air clean and contribute to a better quality of
life for Ontario families."
Acton GO Station will be served by two morning and two evening trips on
GO's Kitchener line. Schedules will be available at gotransit.com later this year. Fifty parking spaces will be provided with the opening
of the station, with an additional 60 spaces to be added after service
begins. In total, GO expects to be able to provide approximately 110
parking spaces for GO customers.
"This is great news for Acton and area residents," said Town of Halton
Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette. "The addition of this service in our area
gives commuters and students in our area a public transit choice for
traveling to work or school. We are very excited for the restoration of
train service to Acton after an absence of nearly 20 years."
The new station will provide an enjoyable and comfortable travel
experience through its design, which will include platform lighting,
CCTV and public announcement system, an accessible mini platform,
designated waiting areas and two heated platform shelters.
For more information on GO services, the public can call 416.869.3200,
1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or visit gotransit.com.
GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). GO carries about 62 million
passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services
that spans over 10,000 square kilometres. GO Transit is a division of
Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter
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