Ontario investing $1B to build Light Rail Transit in Hamilton

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West Habour Go Station Hamilton

Ontario is spending up to $1 billion to build a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton.

Currently, construction is underway to build the new West Harbour GO Station to be open in time for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Ontario is covering 100% of the capital costs of building the LRT, which will help grow the economy, reduce travel times and connect people to jobs and to other transit systems.

The LRT will connect directly to the new West Harbour GO Station, which is now under construction, and protect for a future, high-order pedestrian connection to the Hamilton Centre GO Station. The LRT will ultimately extend to Eastgate Square. Procurement for the LRT will start in 2017, with construction starting in 2019.

The government, in the 2015 Budget, committed to investing in rapid transit in Hamilton as part of the Moving Ontario Forward plan. Through this plan, the province will invest $31.5 billion over 10 years in public transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects across the province.

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