The award of a contract to advance plan the extension of GO train service to Bowmanville by the Ontario government is yet another significant step in the province’s strategy to provide more options for public transportation, connect communities, and save families time and money in Durham Region and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Premier Doug Ford stated, “This contract brings us one step closer to extending the Lakeshore East GO line further into Durham Region, which will bring GO train service to the people of Bowmanville for the first time.” Our government is supporting the largest expansion of North American public transportation, which will reduce traffic congestion, shorten commute times, and make it easier for people and goods to move around the province. We made a promise to complete it, and we are working diligently to fulfill that promise.
To bring two-way, all-day GO train service to Bowmanville, Ontario is investing $730 million to extend the Lakeshore East GO line further into Durham Region. By 2041, the Bowmanville Extension will reduce travel times across the region and connect more people to jobs and places, with nearly 17,000 daily trips and 4.9 million annual boardings anticipated.
Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney stated, “As more people call Ontario home, our government is making sure communities have access to fast, frequent, and reliable transit.” We are fighting gridlock, driving economic growth, and attracting more jobs and investments to our province by expanding our transportation network.
The nearly 20-kilometer extension project, which includes seven new bridges, new tracks and signals, and upgrades to at-grade crossings, will be supported by the early stage infrastructure planning contract.