Metrolink & GO update for Oakville’s Ward 3

GO Train from above at Oakville Station
Metrolink & GO update for Oakville’s Ward 3

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Dave Gittings

Dave Gittings

Councillor Dave Gittings and his wife Susan have resided in Ward 3 for the past 25 plus years. Their three children attended Chisholm, EJ James Public School, and Oakville Trafalgar High School. Recently after a 30-year career in advertising management at the Toronto Star, this is Dave's first term as Town & Regional Councillor. Dave has been actively involved in both the business community and with a wide range of Oakville associations and groups.

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Metrolinx is hosting Public Community Meetings as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for Electrification across the GO rail network.

Electrification of the GO Rail Network: Electrification of Metrolinx-owned rail corridors will enable more frequent and faster train service. Over the next 10 years, the GO rail network will be expanded to enable up to 15-minute, electrified train service in core areas and an increase of four times the number of train trips on off-peak hours and twice the current number of trips during peak hours.

New Stations on the GO Rail Network: Today 64 GO train stations serve thousands of customers. They would like to add even more stations so more people can access transit throughout the network. There are three sites that are being considered in our area, with the possibility that one may become a future GO station. The three sites are Winston Churchill, Ford Drive and Maple Grove. Details are available at Metrolinx.

I have received a number of calls regarding the construction trailers that have been placed in the GO train surface lot, west of the parking garage on Cornwall. Metrolinx is starting construction on a new operations facility. The new facility will be located adjacent to the Oakville GO Station.

Construction is not expected to affect the existing parking structure or station and is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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