Toronto, Ontario – The Ministry of Transport has announced that recently-completed improvements to Ontario’s GO Transit commuter rail line will relieve congestion and reduce delays for the 44,700 riders who use the Lakeshore East corridor each weekday.
The $69.5 million Lakeshore East corridor expansion projects include the construction of a third track on the main rail from Danforth to Scarborough GO Stations. The additional track will improve rail service. GO Transit has also introduced 12-car passenger trains, the longest in North America, allowing over 300 new riders per train.
“With the completion of the third track along GO’s Lakeshore East line, GO trains will be able to keep moving as they pass other trains that are causing delays,” said Ontario Transportation Minister Jim Bradley. “Not only are we easing congestion for GO passengers, we are building a greener, more sustainable transportation system.”
In addition to the track expansion, bridges at Warden, Danforth, St. Clair and Eglinton Avenue were expanded to accommodate the additional track, and the pedestrian overpass at Woodrow Avenue was replaced. Station, tunnel and platform improvements were made at Eglinton, Scarborough and Danforth stations, including lengthening platforms to accommodate the longer trains.