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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The dream of extending GO Transit’s Lakeshore East line through central Oshawa into Courtice and Bowmanville may soon turn into reality, says Liberal Durham MPP Granville Anderson

  • Mr. Anderson said he expects an announcement in the next few weeks from the provincial Liberal government.
  • Mr. Anderson travels on the GO train regularly to get to Toronto for question period at Queen’s Park.
  • The proposed extension would add four new GO stations: a new station north of Hwy. 401 on Thornton Road South, one just south of downtown Oshawa, one in Courtice, and one in Bowmanville.

13 comments:

RonNasty said...

Sounds more like an election promise.

G said...

Even if it's approved, I'm looking at how long it's taking them to install an elevator at Pickering and to complete the station at Burlington and thinking we'll all be dead in the ground before a GO Train goes one inch past Oshawa.

Bob Loblaw said...

Courtice? Who lives there?

C.J. Smith said...

^^^^ Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Michael Suddard said...

Worse.. How do you pronounce it?

Michael Suddard said...

Worse.. How do you pronounce it?

matt said...

you shouldn't hold your breath. gormley station was announced 5 years ago and still isn't finished: http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/1458863-new-go-station-for-gormley/

GO Voyageur said...

"soon" — The most frequently used word in the realm of GO Transit.

Nora1968 said...

Sadly, I'm inclined to agree with @G. It was my understanding that this expansion was "confirmed" by the Ontario government years ago and was supposed to have been long finished by now. Instead, customers are still signing petitions and MPPs are still making promises.

Bob Loblaw said...

Is this anything to do with the new VIA line to Peterborough?

Ed said...

This will never happen as long as the feds and the province don't bully CP Rail into cooperating.

Robert Williamson said...

Again nothing to do with CP. The LSE is on CN.

Ed said...

The plan was to run a spur to the old knob hill farms store and then use the CP corridor from there to bowmanville.

That requires CP cooperation.