METROLINX RELEASES INITIAL BUSINESS CASE FOR POTENTIAL MILTON TRAFALGAR GO STATION
MILTON – Today, Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, provided an update on the release of Metrolinx’s Initial Business Case (IBC) for a potential GO station in Milton at Trafalgar Road along the existing rail corridor. The IBC shows a potential station could serve a daily ridership of nearly 2,000 passengers by 2041, providing more convenient travel options and improving accessibility for the region’s commuters when the Province resumes its economic recovery.
“This is an exciting first step towards expanding transit options in Milton. The IBC outlines the benefits of providing more options for Miltonians along the Milton GO line,” said MPP Gill. “As more Ontario families call Halton region home, it’s critical that we focus on delivering modern and reliable public transit that will meet the needs of people for generations to come.”
The Metrolinx business case contemplates delivering a potential new GO station through Ontario’s Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Program. This modern approach delivers sustainable GO rail service that connects more people to jobs and housing, while delivering significant cost savings to taxpayers through new partnerships.
“On behalf of Milton Council, I want to thank MPP Gill for his support in exploring opportunities to connect Milton residents to GO transit,” said Mayor Gord Krantz. “The potential station would provide the community with much needed mobility choices, helping residents move seamlessly around Milton and the GTA.”
“Exploring a potential station at Trafalgar Road, just south of the existing corridor, could provide a new, convenient option for existing and future GO customers in the area,” said Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. “We are excited to support further analysis on this project, to explore more transit options for the community, and to improve overall service to passengers along the Milton corridor.”
A potential GO station at Milton Trafalgar is subject to necessary agreements and approvals.
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