Construction to begin on Acton GO train station by end of the month
Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012
Construction to begin on Acton GO train station by end of
(Queen’s Park) – Metrolinx has announced that construction will begin on the Acton GO train station by the
end of the month.
The announcement was welcome news to Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott.
“The new GO train station in Acton will create greater access to public transportation into Toronto for our
residents, and I believe that people in our area will want to use it,” Mr. Arnott said.
According to Metrolinx, once the Acton GO Station is completed, it will serviced by two morning and two
evening trains on the Kitchener line. Late last year, GO Transit extended service to Kitchener and Guelph.
“I want to congratulate the Mayor, Council, and staff of the Town of Halton Hills, for their persistence and hard
work in helping to get this project moving forward,” said Mr. Arnott. “I know that the Region of Halton has
always been supportive of public transit as well.”
Mr. Arnott also gave credit to Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong for his role in helping to secure
federal funding for a new bridge over the Credit River. The new bridge allowed for the installation of a second
track, removing a bottleneck and allowing for the expansion of service.
For many years, Mr. Arnott has also been an advocate of extending GO service to Acton, Guelph, and
Kitchener. He has raised the issue in the Legislature on several occasions, had discussions with the Minister
of Transportation, and arranged meetings in Toronto. Following up in December 2008, he tabled a Private
Member’s Resolution calling upon the Government to extend GO Transit rail service to include stops in Acton,
Guelph, and Kitchener-Waterloo by September 2011.
“I hope that Metrolinx will soon make a specific public commitment as to exactly when the GO trains will begin
picking up people in Acton,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
(Attached: Private Member’s Resolution tabled by Mr. Arnott on December 3, 2008)
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Ted Arnott, MPP
Private Member’s Resolution tabled by Mr. Arnott on December 3, 2008
Mr. Arnott – That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should complete the environmental
assessment and, by September 1, 2011 at the latest, extend GO Transit rail service to include stops in the
Acton area, Guelph, and the Kitchener-Waterloo area.