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City of Guelph to pursue federal stimulus money for Intermodal Transit Hub & Railway bridge improvements

By shost at 11:49 am on Saturday, February 21, 2009

From the Guelph Tribune, the City of Guelph appears to be identifying projects that may qualify for Stimulus money from the Federal Government. The most important project related to our Commuters is the Transit Hub, which will bring together City Transit, VIA Rail, GO Transit (bus/train) and Greyhound into one location.

“The other is a $15-million combined project to build a Guelph Transit terminal on Carden Street and rehabilitate the nearby railway bridge on Wyndham Street. In order for GO trains to come to Guelph in 2011, a transit terminal near the VIA station needs to be built by the end of 2010 and the old bridge also has to be fixed up by then, said a staff report distributed to councillors Monday night.”


My question, is why is the City of Guelph responsible for fixing up the Railway bridge when it should be owned by Canadian National, under 21 year lease to Goderich and Exeter? Unless this is for realignment of the roadways and railroad crossings (Guelph Junction Railway) that snake around the bridge…

In other news, GO Transit has clarified to GOKW.ORG that in order to qualify for some of the $500 million in funding announced by the Federal and Provincial Gov’t, Guelph has to be an approved project, and as it stands right now, GO Guelph train service has not been approved by the GO Board of Directors.



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Comment by Brendan

February 22, 2009 @ 10:00 am

I am assuming then that if guelph as not been considered an “approved project” then a GO station in Kitchener has not ether

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