Interest continues to be high among southwestern Ontario municipalities for improved intercity passenger rail service. In November, Brantford completed a report entitled Brantford on Track: Paving the way for GO Rail Extension. It identifies the need and benefits for GO Rail service and urges the Province to proceed on this.
Transport Action Ontario has written to Brantford supporting its need, but urging caution on relying solely on GO. We also cited concerns about rail capacity and the impact of GO train reversals in Brantford on service further west. A better approach is to work with other regional municipalities and build upon the soon-to-be-released rail capacity study being commissioned by Transport Canada. We will be meeting with Brantford staff later this month to discuss further.
Our letter can be viewed below.