Making Public Transit Better For Barrie GO Commuters
Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested approximately $4.7 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes. This includes more than $100 million on construction projects along the Barrie GO Transit line to improve and expand service:
· East Gwillimbury Station on the Barrie line opened in November 2004, benefiting more than 675 commuters who use the station every weekday.
· Barrie South Station on the Barrie line opened in December 2007, benefiting more than 1,000 commuters who board the GO Bus and train at the station every weekday.
· Construction is underway to build a new GO station at the former Allandale site on Barrie's waterfront with bus bays, a kiss and ride and approximately 120 parking spaces.
· New elevated track was added on the Barrie line in December 2006 to minimize delays for commuters -- GO Trains no longer have to stop and wait for freight trains to pass.
· PRESTO commuters can tap on at Barrie South and East Gwillimbury GO Transit stations, and will be able to use their PRESTO cards at Bradford and King City GO stations before the end of this month.
· Over 1,400 spaces were added at three new parking lots at Aurora Road/404 Park & Ride, Barrie South and East Gwillimbury GO Transit stations.
· Over 2,800 additional spaces were added to pre-existing parking lots at Bradford, Aurora, King City and Maple GO Transit stations.