Premier Doug Ford to make transportation announcement in Hamilton


Published October 6, 2022 at 8:13 am

Premier Doug Ford to make transportation announcement in Hamilton

Ontario’s premier is scheduled to make an announcement in Hamilton Thursday morning.

Doug Ford will be joined by his transportation minister, Caroline Mulroney, for his remarks, scheduled for 11 a.m.

The announcement will be live-streamed on the premier’s YouTube channel.

Ford’s team did not provide details on the announcement, nor was the location of the announcement made immediately available, but the Progressive Conservatives made multiple transportation-related promises as part of this year’s budget.

There is speculation that the announcement is related to the new GO station scheduled to be built on the east side of Hamilton. A public tender was issued for the rail work in 2020 at a station referred to as Confederation Station.

Premier Doug Ford to make transportation announcement in Hamilton

Metrolinx artist rendering of Confederation GO

According to Metrolinx, the scope of the future Confederation GO station has been finalized.

“The future station will include an island platform with canopies and an accessible platform, a pedestrian tunnel, direct stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway, and approximately 150 additional parking spaces,” says Metrolinx, Ontario’s crown transportation agency.

Officials have said the timeline for the construction of the self-serve rail station at Confederation will be confirmed following the contract award.

The province has also committed $1.7 billion to

Hamilton’s light rail transit (LRT) project, with the other half being funded by the federal government.

The $3.4 billion LRT line will go from McMaster University, through downtown, to Eastgate Centennial Park in Stoney Creek — covering 14 kilometres with 17 stops.

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