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Is the GO expansion to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo in progress? GO calls for tender for Kitchener layover facilities.

By shost at 9:50 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2010

While residents of Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and Acton await the decision (yes or no) regarding the westward GO Train expansion from Georgetown, GO is already calling for tenders regarding a temporary layover facility. The following was found on the GO Tender call section of their website.

http://steve.hostovsky.com/go_kitchener_quote.pdf

…. meanwhile the politicians have yet to make an official announcement. Thoughts? Thanks to Tom A/David G for the buzz.

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Comment by Amber

January 11, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

I am a student at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and I happen to live in Guelph. Currently there is no REASONABLE transportation options between Guelph and Kitchener for students, or anyone else for that matter. The Greyhound arrives in Kitchener at 9:30 at the earliest. The VIA train arrives at 12:30. I have tried desperately (and in vain) to arrange carpooling for commuters, but people just don’t seem comfortable with the idea of carpooling. What does a girl have to do to get SOMEONE, ANYONE to create a shuttle or express service between these two cities???? There is a demand for it, I GUARANTEE it would be used by thousands….is this GO expansion the answer? If so, what’s the hold up???

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Comment by Brendan

January 16, 2010 @ 11:33 am

I have this strange feeling there is more gong on with this GO train business then what the governments are telling us…….

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Comment by shost

January 26, 2010 @ 12:26 am

You are correct. In fact, GO and VIA are partnering on the improvements. This alone is adding to the complexities as well as negotiating with the two Freight railways involved (CN/GEXR). To say this is one of the more complex GO projects currently under negotiating is an understatement. Stay tuned, some day we might have a very positive announcement on GOKW.ORG if both Governments can come to an agreement.

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