NEWS RELEASE COMMUNIQUÉ
From Laurel Broten, MPP Etobicoke – Lakeshore
For Immediate Release – October 9, 2012 Download PDF Release
Upgrades Underway at Mimico GO Station
McGuinty Government Creating Jobs, Improving Public Transit
- adding about 150 new parking spaces
- repairing and extending the north and south GO Train platforms to accommodate 12-car trains
- building a new pedestrian overpass to make it easier for commuters to get to their trains
- improving the station building and the existing pedestrian tunnel to make it more accessible
- expanding the Royal York Bridge
Work is scheduled to be complete in 2017.
Investing in public transit is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to strengthen the economy. A
strong economy protects the services that mean most to Ontario families — health care and
“This is welcome news for commuters in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area. Improved platforms and
more parking spaces will give commuters a better, more accessible station and make public transit
easier to use.”
— Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
“Our unprecedented public transit investments continue to make transit a better choice for
commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario
— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation
GO Transit’s focus is to improve service for our customers. We are upgrading Mimico GO Station
with 12-car platforms and a new pedestrian bridge to make it easier for commuters to take the GO
— Gary McNeil, President, GO Transit
- Improving GO’s infrastructure supports future two-way, all-day GO Train service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
- Since 2003, the McGuinty government increased GO’s rail service by nearly 90 kilometres, added nine new GO stations and 23,000 parking spots across the system.
- GO Transit carries approximately 62 million passengers per year.
- Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 95 per cent of the time.
- GO Transit is a division of www.metrolinx.com
More information at gotransit.com
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Contact: Wendy McNaughton
Laurel Broten, MPP (416) 259-2249