Plans for Another Massive GO Station Makeover in Mississauga Announced
A new building, upgraded parking, and bike storage are on tap for northwest Mississauga residents who frequent the Meadowvale GO station.
“This region is growing and so is demand for public transit,” said Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca.
Alongside Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney, Del Duca was at the Meadowvale GO on Wednesday morning to announce the next steps to design, build and finance the redevelopment.
Improvements to the Meadowvale GO will include: A new station building; reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop, and passenger pick-up/drop-offs; accessible connections to train and bus platforms; repair and replacement of damaged catch basins and storm sewer lines; upgraded parking lot; improved pedestrian connections and bicycle storage.
“We are investing in greater convenience and comfort for commuters with improvements including a new station, accessible connections to train and bus platforms, new multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists, an upgraded parking lot, and safety upgrades to lighting and PA systems,” said Del Duca.
“These station expansions are just part of our plan to keep Ontario moving with a future-ready transportation network.”
This project is part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario transforms GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.
Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-2025, with more frequent rush-hour service coming to the Milton line.
“Families, students and business people in Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville have consistently shown that they will use all forms of public transit the city and province will provide, and use it to its fullest capacity,” said Delaney.
“These improvements at Meadowvale make connecting to and from GO trains and buses safer and more convenient. The renovation of the Argentia Road warehouse keeps transit careers located here in western Mississauga.”
Customers at Meadowvale and Milton GO will see new station buildings.
It’s “an exciting change as we make it easier to get to our stations with more parking, better bus/train connections, improved cycling and better pedestrian access,” said Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster.
“This is all part of our huge construction program to expand GO Transit and to make using transit better and easier.”
Ontario is investing $21.3 billion to transform GO Transit from a commuter transit service to a regional rapid transit system.
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have now issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Milton Corridor project, including redevelopment of the Meadowvale GO station.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant design and construction experience. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in 2018. Interested companies must register with merx.com to download the RFQ.
Other work on the corridor includes redevelopment of the Meadowvale GO Station, and a new Station Operations West Facility to accommodate future office, warehouse and parking needs for GO operations.
The project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.