Transit More Convenient For Eastern Commuters
TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government and GO Transit are
building a new GO station in Stouffville, extending the Stouffville GO Train
line one stop north, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield and GO Transit
Chairman Peter Smith announced today.
"The new GO station is part of the McGuinty government's long-term plan
to improve public transit service across the Greater Toronto Area and
Hamilton," said Cansfield. "This station will help to relieve pressure at the
existing Stouffville station with about 150 riders expected to use the new
station on weekdays."
"This station will help us meet the demand by new customers coming from
growing as well as mature residential communities in the area," said Smith.
The new station, yet to be formally named, is located on the Stouffville
GO Train line. With 140 parking spaces planned, it is ideally located next to
GO's Stouffville train storage facility just north of the Bethesda Road and
10th line intersection. The Province and Greater Toronto Area municipalities
are investing about $6 million in the new station. The station is expected to
be open to customers in summer 2008.
The station will feature automatic ticket vending machines, a bus loop, a
kiss-and-ride passenger drop off area and fully accessible platforms to
accommodate customers with disabilities.
"Sustainable transportation is a priority for the McGuinty government,"
added Cansfield. "These improvements are part of the McGuinty government's
plan to get more people out of their cars and onto transit."
The government has invested $1.8 billion in GO transit since 2003-04,
including more than $457 million in 2007-08.
GO Transit's train and bus service moves more than 48 million riders
annually or about 195,000 passengers on a typical weekday.
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For further information: Media Contacts: Jamie Rilett, Minister's
Office, (416) 327-9134; Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158;
Stephanie Sorensen, GO Transit, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231; Public Inquiries,
(416) 869-3200 (GTA), 1-888-438-6646 toll free, 1-800-387-3652 TTY