Federal government committed to improvements in the Milton rail corridor

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Published August 10, 2021 at 7:06 pm

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More service will be coming soon to the GO Train line, including improvements in the Milton rail corridor, according to a funding announcement made today (Aug. 10) by the federal government.

The announcement confirmed that the federal government renewed the National Trade Corridors Fund in Budget 2021 with an additional $1.9 billion in funding for infrastructure projects.

While the Milton rail corridor plays a key role in supporting the movement of people and goods through the greater Toronto area in a safe and efficient manner, it has faced issues with congestion.

During the announcement, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, confirmed that the Government of Canada is committed to making improvements in the Milton Corridor, which could come from the National Trade Corridors Fund.

“The Government of Canada is ready to invest to improve trade corridors across the country. I’m confident we can develop a strong investment plan to deliver real results for business and commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area,” said Alghabra.

Increased infrastructure capacity in the Milton corridor would help alleviate congestion and provide two-way, all-day service for commuters while also supporting the growth of the area economy.

“Two-way, all-day GO train service in Milton is an absolute necessity. I heard from my neighbours directly in the mornings at the train station, and that is why I’m glad our government is committed to making it a reality,” said Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport).

“Measured and lasting public transit investments are the basis for building sustainable, modern cities. This is a huge step in connecting Milton to the rest of the GTA and keeping our people moving, forward.”

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie also expressed her support following the announcement by thanking the Government of Canada for recognizing the importance of all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Line. 

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