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Improving GO Bloor Station for Commuters in Toronto
Investing in Public Transit
February 9, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario
The governments of Canada and Ontario are making it easier for commuters to take GO Transit and UP Express by making improvements at the Bloor GO Station.
Metrolinx is opening a new “kiss and ride” drop-off area and pedestrian walkway that connects passengers coming from Dundas Street to the Bloor GO station’s west tunnel and platforms. The west tunnel provides GO and UP Express customers with elevator access to both platforms and now features a new ticket booth for greater customer convenience.
Improvements to Bloor GO station are jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. The federal funding comes from the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund as part of the GO Transit Rail Infrastructure Improvements Program, Georgetown South Project. The Georgetown South Project provides infrastructure improvements along the Kitchener Corridor to accommodate both improved GO train service to Kitchener, as well as the new UP Express to Pearson Airport.
- Since 2003, Ontario has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 14 new GO stations, rebuilt four existing stations, and added more than 31,000 new parking spots across the system.
- UP Express connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs (Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport) with the trip taking just 25 minutes, and trains departing every 15 minutes.
- Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.
"Our investments in transit are providing more options for commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families. These improvements will provide GO customers with better access to transit and will make the commuting experience more efficient and convenient across the region."
The Honorable Amarjeet Sohi
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"These improvements will give people using the Bloor GO Station and UP Express more options to get to and from their destination. This is proof of our government’s commitment to making transportation investments that benefit the entire region."
MPP for Davenport
"Giving our customers quick and convenient ways to get to and from our stations is an important part of the work we do. These upgrades are strengthening our connection with the local community and making it easier for people to take GO Transit and UP Express."
President and CEO, Metrolinx
Office of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
Office of the Honourable Steven Del Duca
Ontario’s Minister of Transportation
Anne Marie Aikins
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