Total of five tracks included
The Canadian Georgetown South (GTS) Project rail transit expansion in Toronto is one of the largest transit infrastructure projects in North America with over 20 kilometers of rail corridor.
This rail project will provide infrastructure enlargements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth.
It will also accommodate existing and future VIA Rail and Canadian National freight train service as well as the new Union Pearson Express (formerly known as the Air Rail Link) between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.
The 2015 Opening Day Build will include the addition of two tracks resulting in a total of three tracks in the north half of the GO Georgetown South Corridor and an additional track to the south, for a total of five tracks.
One new bridge structure at Weston Road will be required; 15 other bridges will be widened or modified.
A total of seven new overpasses and underpasses will be built to separate vehicle and train traffic.
These will be located at:
Overpasses: Strachan Avenue, Junction Road / Old Weston Road, King Street, Church Street, John Street (Pedestrian)
Underpasses: Denison Road, Carling view Drive
West Toronto Diamond rail-to-rail grade separation to separate freight and commuter rail traffic:
A rail tunnel will be built under Hwy 401 in a future phase of the project once an additional track is needed in the Corridor to meet future ridership demands.
The rail corridor will be lowered in three locations: Liberty Village (Strachan Avenue), Junction (between Dupont Street and St. Clair Avenue), and Weston. In Weston, the lowered rail corridor will be covered between King and Church Streets.
The GTS Project is a key component of Metrolinx's $50 billion regional transportation plan, The Big Move. It will help double the number of public transit users, triple the length of rapid transit, put transit within 2 km of 75 per cent of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and reduce commute times and greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Toronto GTS Rail Project
Canadian Georgetown South
Georgetown South Corridor
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