Many upgrades and improvements are being planned for GO Stations and some of them are going to be happening at some of the busiest GO Stations in Mississauga.
The province recently announced that it’s moving forward with improvements to stations across the GO rail network to “ease congestion and provide faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service for families and commuters across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).”
Enhancements are being made to Union Station, including the construction of a new, wider platform with a roof to protect commuters from the elements, as well as a concourse area beneath the platform.
A new emergency power system will allow lights, digital signs and public announcement systems to run in the event of a power outage.
Metrolinx says that construction is ongoing or slated to start at the following stations in Brampton and Mississauga:
* Mount Pleasant
* Port Credit
The improvements will mean that GO stations will better secure bike parking and provide more electric vehicle charging stations, as well as more trips.
The infrastructure upgrades support GO Regional Express Rail (RER) which is committed to providing more frequent services more efficient and faster commute times.
It includes electrifying core segments and expanding the rail network, and bringing more two-way, all-day service to commuters, increasing the number of weekly trips from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025.
These are changes that are well past overdue. The population in the GTA and beyond are traveling even greater distances to get to and from work, the cost of real estate has driven people to places which were not so long ago considered the boonies. These are places where public transportation has not kept pace with rapid and unexpected growth and so any move by GO to alleviate the traveling conditions are welcome. – CINEWS