November 15, 2017
Ontario is moving forward with the redevelopment of Milton GO Station, to make taking public transit easier and more convenient for commuters and families in Milton.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton, were at Milton GO Station today to announce the next steps to design, build and finance the redevelopment of Milton GO Station.
The Milton GO Station redevelopment and expansion will include:
This station redevelopment is part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario transforms GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, with more frequent rush-hour service coming to the Milton line.
Improving public transit for commuters and families is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“This region is growing and so is demand for public transit. We are investing in greater convenience and comfort for commuters with improvements to station capacity, accessible connections to train and bus platforms, new multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists, and safety upgrades to lighting and PA systems. These station expansions are just part of our plan to keep Ontario moving with a future-ready transportation network.”
— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
“These investments will have a significant impact on the lives of commuters in our growing area. The addition of 850 parking spaces, along with major changes to the GO train station, bus loop, pathways and passenger pick-up zones, will make commuting easier and more convenient for transit users. I am excited about these key expansions and our government's commitment to public transit in the Milton corridor."
— Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton
“Customers at Milton and Meadowvale GO stations will get new station buildings, an exciting change as we make it easier to get to our stations with more parking, better bus/train connections, improved cycling and better pedestrian access. This is all part of our huge construction program to expand GO Transit and to make using transit better and easier."
— Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx
“We’re pleased that Infrastructure Ontario’s proven AFP model will help deliver a number of important projects for GO Transit expansion, including the Milton Corridor project.”
— Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
“Milton Council and residents welcome today’s announcement of plans to proceed with GO station enhancements, including improved pedestrian access, additional surface parking and easier connections to Milton Transit. These enhancements bring us one step closer to all-day, two-way GO Train connections which are essential for meeting the needs of our growing community.”
— Gord Krantz, Mayor of Milton
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