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Aberfoyle, Georgetown line and other funding announcements on Friday

By shost at 9:28 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2009

Federal Minister of Transport & Infrastructure John Baird, Ontario Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley, and GO Transit Chairman Peter Smith announced over 200 million dollars of improvements, for our region most notable:

* double tracking the credit river bridge on the georgetown line (a neccessary precursor to any go expansion to guelph/kw) with enough room to add a third track as neccesary
* new bus storage facility in Aberfoyle
* 20 new bilevel coaches and refurbishment of older locomotives to improve reliability and capacity until they are replaced with new locomotives
* Addition of a second station for Barrie (2 years after service begins) (Guelph should think long and hard about this, downtown won’t be the only station for very long if the Barrie example reflects well in Guelph!)

For more, (about two dozen improvements systemwide) see the media release

http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/03/c7200.html

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