Easing Congestion and Improving Travel Times for Families in Hamilton area
“This is the beginning of our government’s work to bring faster and more seamless transit to the area.” – St. Catharines Riding MPP Jim Bradley
News from the Constituency Office of St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley
Posted February 8th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Ontario is bringing more convenient transit options to commuters and families in the Hamilton area with the construction of a new GO station in Stoney Creek.
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, and Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines, were at the future site of the new Confederation GO station today to unveil the new station sign and celebrate the station’s official ground breaking.
Confederation GO will include a new station building, an island platform with canopy, a kiss and ride, a new bus loop, and a heated bus shelter. The new station will also include a pedestrian tunnel which will provide safe and convenient access from both sides of the rail corridor, as well as up to 600 parking spaces and six elevators that will improve accessibility at the station.
Confederation GO station will help facilitate year-round GO rail service to Stoney Creek on the Lakeshore West line and will also lay the groundwork for future plans to extend a second rail track to Niagara Falls, connecting even more people and communities.
Creating better public transit and improving the commuting experience 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 is the beginning of our government’s work to bring faster and more seamless transit to the area. I am pleased to be part of a team which puts the needs of the people at the forefront.” –– Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines
“Ontario is dedicated to providing more transit options that will help people avoid gridlock and get around quicker. That is why we are building new transit infrastructure across the GO network. Confederation GO station will make it easier for commuters to access the GO rail network and connect to other parts of the GTHA.” — Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation
“Every day our government is improving transit across the province. With the construction of the new Confederation GO station, families in Hamilton will be able to connect to other parts of the GTHA more easily than ever before. Our government will continue to deliver fast and convenient transit options that will help people get to where they need to go quicker.” –– Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
“This is very exciting news for our current and future customers in Hamilton-Stoney Creek and for those living in Niagara Region. This new station will be the first step to bringing year-round GO Train service to Niagara Region and giving people faster and more efficient means to get there. We look forward to providing a pleasant customer experience and connecting to local transportation services at the station.” –– Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx
- The new Confederation GO station will be located at 397 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, Ontario. Work is already underway to prepare the site to make room for construction of the new station building.
- The project will support the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, one of the largest transit infrastructure investments in North America. GO RER will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network with electrified service on core segments, including the Union Pearson Express. The number of scheduled trips across the entire GO rail network is expected to grow from approximately t 1,500 to nearly 6,000 once GO RER is delivered by 2024–25.
- The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
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