Metrolinx – GO Transit has provided information about the GO Rail Network Electrification project. 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 (under the TPAP), 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 at various locations across the network as part of the TPAP 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.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend. Please see below a copy of the Public Meeting Notice containing the dates, times and locations for the meetings, as well as a study area map and additional project information.
In the meantime, if you would like to submit a comment or question, or to receive additional information related to the GO Rail Network Electrification project, please visit their project website (www.gotransit.com/electrification) or contact us directly:
Manager, Environmental Programs and Assessment
Metrolinx – GO Transit
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3