Ontario Construction News staff writer
The provincial government has announced that the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit (LRT) line will be expanded to include a two-kilometre Mississauga loop.
Premier Doug Ford also says the province will fund two-way all-day GO service along the Milton line, if the federal government shares the cost.
“Our government is investing more than $70 billion over the next decade to lead the largest expansion of public transit in North America, including across Peel and Milton regions,” Ford said in a statement. “Alongside Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, our government has a plan to move Peel and Milton regions’ people and economy forward.”
The LRT will also include a four-kilometre extension into downtown Brampton via Main Street from the Brampton Gateway Terminal. The Mississauga loop will connect LRT service to Square One with stops through to Confederation Parkway, travelling in an exclusive right-of-way with signal priority at intersections.
The Milton GO rail corridor is the fourth busiest line on the GO network and the expansion plan includes improving stations, expanding the south parking lot and a pedestrian bridge at Milton GO station.
Over the next decade, Ontario is investing $70.5 billion to transform public transit in the province, the largest transit investment in Canadian history.
By 2031, the province will introduce a two-way, all-day GO train service every 15 minutes in key corridors across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.