Province investing $17.1M to expand Toronto rail yard
by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff
Project will relieve GO transit congestion at Union Station during rush hour
TORONTO—Provincial transit agency Metrolinx is funneling an estimated $17.1 million toward upgrades at a rail yard just east of Toronto’s Union Station.
Part of the GO Transit network’s major Regional Express Rail (RER) expansion plan, the Don Yard project includes the construction of three new storage tracks, modifications to current tracks, along with the installation of associated infrastructure.
“These track and rail improvements are part of one of the largest and most complex rail upgrades in the world,” Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx, said.
“The upgrade will help us reduce deadhead trips, fuel consumption and costs, crew hours, and congestion within the Union Station Rail Corridor at peak travel times.”
Under the RER project, Metrolinx is aiming to expand the GTHA transit network, electrify its rails and convert its rush hour commuter routes into lines that offer all-day service.