GO Transit is in the midst of an Environmental Assessment to expand and improve rail service on this corridor. The project will involve double tracking and station improvements from Scarborough Junction to Unionville Station.
Transport Action Ontario is very supportive of this project. In general, improvements to GO Rail offer badly-needed, region-wide rapid transit that is cost-effective and rapidly implementable and has little interference to road capacity. However, we felt that the scope of this EA appears to be narrow. We felt that a number of additional issues needed analysis, including electrification, new stations, parking considerations and road-rail separations.
Our submission to GO Transit can be viewed here: TAO-GOStouffvillePIC#2-rev2