The GO Lakeshore East extension to Bowmanville was included in the provincial budget and is moving ahead, giving Durham Region residents much to rejoice about, as it will bring a much-needed connection to the larger GO Transit network.

This expanded rail transit service will help to reduce congestion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), while connecting people to education and job opportunities. The Region of Durham has worked closely with the City of Oshawa, Municipality of Clarington, Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation to make this transit option a reality for convenient travel within Durham, across the GTHA and beyond.

Residents and visitors will have access to frequent, reliable and accessible transit that will help them optimize their time, spending less time travelling and more time with family and friends. It’s a level of service that will open opportunities to explore all that Durham has to offer.

As Durham Region focuses on recovery from the pandemic, this long-anticipated project has the potential for major economic impacts. It will support the development of transit-oriented communities, increase housing supply, create jobs, and play a key role in investment attraction. No time line has been advised for an anticipated date of completion.

Metrolinx is proceeding with procurement for the project. For more information about the project and to view the business case, visit the Metrolinx Bowmanville Expansion website.

The GO Lakeshore East Extension will help to grow and stimulate the Region’s economy, moving forward. Learn more by visiting the Region’s GO Lakeshore East Extension website.

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