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Minister issues green light for train to Bowmanville

A ministerial approval has been granted to Metrolinx for the GO train extension from Oshawa to Bowmanville.

“In accordance with subsection 15 (11) of Ontario Regulation 231/08, I hereby give notice allowing Metrolinx to proceed with a change [to] the transit project in accordance with the Oshawa to Bowmanville Rail Service Extension Addendum, as submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks on October 5, 2023,” said the approval notice from Ontario Minister Andrea Khanjin.

The approval was granted on December 11.

Metrolinx had submitted the following proposed changes:

  • New tracks and associated infrastructure
  • New location for Thornton’s Corners GO station and supporting facilities
  • New/replacement/expanded bridges over the rail corridor
  • New multi-use crossing
  • Widening of at-grade crossings to accommodate GO tracks

Though the Lakeshore East Extension project is more than three decades old, of late it has been picking up speed following the allocaton of funding in the budget, the appointment of the construction manager, and the selection of a station funding model.

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