Big changes are coming to Go Train services for Brampton, and it’s about time!

Construction is starting on the building of two rail tunnels under the busiest sections of highway in Canada, Highways 401 and 409. 

The new tunnels, approximately 175 metres long will be built under 21 live lanes on both highways. These tunnels will be “bringing us one step closer to two-way, all-day service along the Kitchener GO Line,” says Kinga Surma, the Associate Minister of Transportation.

This project, has an estimated cost of $116.9 million and is expected to be completed by 2021, is a part of the provincial government’s GO Rail expansion program, which aims to expand GO service to a two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes on core lines, and pave the way for expansion of services across the Kitchener corridor. 

“The Ontario government is keeping its promise and building better public transit for commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area…expanding and improving public transit helps connect people with jobs and businesses with customers in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Region and Kitchener so that our region can grow and prosper together,” said Surma.

Ian McLean, president and CEO of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and chair of Connect the Corridor, an organization that represents the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor’s top business leaders and innovators also applauded the announcement saying that it will be beneficial to the growing innovation corridor between Toronto and Waterloo, including Brampton.

The Toronto-Waterloo region corridor is the second largest information and communication cluster in North America. It is also part of Canada’s Innovation Super Corridor. 

Having all-day GO train service across the innovation corridor will help Brampton attract international investors and retain top talent.