Initial business case released for proposed GO station in Milton
Published January 29, 2021 at 3:44 pm
In association with a landowner’s group, the Town of Milton approached Metrolinx about a potential GO Station in Milton.
The proposed GO station location is on undeveloped land that if built, would be located on the south side of the Milton Corridor, west of Trafalgar Road and would support 2,000 boardings per day by 2041.
Metrolinx has since completed an Initial Business Case (IBC) for the proposed station.
According to Metrolinx, the opening-day concept plan features one new side platform to the north of the corridor, with protection for a future second platform to the south.
Additionally, the site includes 1,000 parking spots, a passenger pick-up and drop-off area, bicycle parking and a bus loop including 11 sawtooth bus bays.
Amenities for this project would include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, making it easier to get to and from the transit stop.
Benefits of the proposed project include better accessibility to the GO rail network as well as shorter trips.
For existing customers who use nearby stations, the potential project would also help to alleviate parking pressure at the existing Milton GO Station.
According to Metrolinx, as a result of the existing ownership along that section of the Milton GO line, they would be required to get permission from Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway in order to build the new station as well as to stop trains.
While the IBC is only a preliminary step, the development of the proposed station is still subject to other approvals and feedback from the community.
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