News Release from Metrolinx
October 29, 2019
Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service and a seamless, convenient, integrated transit network, you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go.
Two-way, all-day service on the Kitchener corridor requires a host of new infrastructure between Kitchener GO and Bramalea GO is required. Significant steps are underway to make the changes needed, including an environmental assessment (EA) to study electrification of the rail corridor starting from west of Georgetown to Kitchener; this section is known as the Guelph Subdivision.
On Wednesday, November 20, Metrolinx will host a public meeting in Guelph related to this EA, being carried out as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for electrification of the Guelph Subdivision. Metrolinx is inviting the public to the Guelph Civic Museum between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more about this Project, provide input, and meet the Project team. This first Public Meeting will introduce:
- Kitchener Corridor
- Kitchener GO Expansion progress / current work
- Project overview and scope
- EA process (TPAP)
- Environmental & technical studies
- Overview of proposed infrastructure:
- Overhead contact system
- Types of bridge modifications
- Hydro One Tap study area
- Traction Power Facility general study areas
- Baseline conditions
- Project timelines
- Next steps
Included is the advertisement that will appear in the Guelph Mercury Tribune, Guelph Today and the Wellington Advertiser on Thursday November 7, inviting members of the community to attend. The advertisement has also been mailed directly to property owners within 100 metres of the rail corridor. Details of where and when the meetings will be held are included in the advertisement.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Senior Manager, Community and Stakeholder Relations
416-202-3349; c. 647-203-7549