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Ontario to expand GO rail service in Durham region


GO Transit is expanding its Lakeshore East rail corridor to offer new service from Oshawa to Bowmanville in the Durham region of Ontario, government officials announced Monday.

Extending the GO Transit rail network by 12.4 miles and building four new stations will offer the region more transit options, as well as drive economic and job growth, according to a press release issued by Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Metrolinx and Canadian Pacific officials are working on infrastructure and service planning for the extension, a portion of which will use CP's existing corridor north of Highway 401.

GO trains on the Lakeshore East corridor currently go as far as Oshawa. The new extension service is expected to begin in 2023 or 2024.

The new stations will be located at Thornton Road in Oshawa, Ritson Road in Oshawa, Courtice Road in Courtice and Martin Road in Bowmanville.

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