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Construction of new Lincolnville GO station in Stouffville set for this summer

Relocated station expected to be complete in 2022
May 14, 2020
Simon Martin

The construction of the new GO Lincolnville station is still set to begin this summer amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new layover is expected to be complete this summer, with some final finishing touches currently taking place. When the new tracks and facility are up and running it will allow for more trains to run on the Stouffville line in the future. This has been made possible by extra room to store more trains and further benefits added to help the trains run more efficiently.

“In addition to the existing seven tracks, three new tracks have been added along with two maintenance tracks being relocated,” Muyiwa Adebayo, manager of the project said. “The three new tracks will include power charging, fuelling and sanding facilities for the trains.”

Adebayo and his team have worked on the layover project for the last two years while balancing construction with commuter access to the trains.

“We worked hand in hand with the customer communications team to ensure messaging and way-finding was in place ahead of time for passengers, before any platforms were changed for service,” Adebayo said.

With the layover almost complete, a different project team will turn their attention to the relocation of the GO station. Since its opening in 2008, the station and the layover facility have shared a space, creating a unique but awkward situation. The separation of the two is expected to significantly improve the customer experience.

In the future people will be able to access GO train service without crossing the tracks. The relocated station will include 654 standard parking stalls as well as 15 barrier-free stalls and four motorcycle stalls, with an additional 87 future standard parking stalls.

There will also be multi-use access for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as a bus loop to connect GO Transit customers with local transit options.

The station will be equipped with a passenger pickup and drop-off area.

A new platform with a snow-melting system is also planned to make it safer and easier to maintain during the winter.

The relocated station is expected to be complete in 2022, with construction beginning this summer.