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3/12/2015



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Metrolinx to expand GO Transit's Barrie line


Toronto's Metrolinx announced Wednesday that it will build a second track on its GO Transit Barrie Line. Construction will begin following grading and signal improvements along about 3.7 miles of track.

"Improvements like these are helping us bring faster, more frequent, two-way service to our GO Train network — all critical pieces of our Regional Express Rail plan," Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig said in a statement. "This project will help us give our customers more transit choices that will save them time and make it easier to get where they want to go."

Part of a multi-year project under the Ontario government's "Moving Ontario Forward" framework, the construction is aimed at improving overall service through a combination of increased train trips and the introduction of two-way service.

The agency said that planning and design for the rest of the Barrie corridor is in the works.



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