Metrolinx holding public meetings on electrification of rail lines

Metrolinx is currently undertaking environmental studies, stakeholder consultation activities, and conceptual engineering design for the conversion of several GO Transit rail corridors from a diesel to an electric based system. The project is being planned under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, and will entail completion of an environmental assessment, design and implementation of a traction power supply system (i.e., traction power substations and high voltage connections to Hydro One’s existing grid), as well as power distribution components (i.e., electrical power distribution facilities and connection routes) located within the vicinity of the rail corridors.

Throughout February/March 2016, Metrolinx and Hydro One are holding a first round of Public Meetings to provide information and receive feedback on: the scope of the project, environmental studies, design and engineering components, preliminary locations for traction power supply/distribution facilities, project timelines and next steps.

The Burlington consultation is planned for Tues. March 8, 6:30-8pm at Robert Bateman High School, 5151 New Street.

Please find attached a copy of the Public Notice containing the dates, times and locations for the meetings, as well as a study area map and additional project information is here:

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For additional information on this project, please visit:

James Hartley
Manager, Environmental Programs and Assessment
Metrolinx – GO Transit
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Tel: 416.202.4894​

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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