Photos by Barry Wallace
Metrolinx announces new rail transit plan
Like many people in King, I recently received a flyer announcing changes to the Go Train service between Toronto and Barrie, which over the next ten years will see a second rail line added to accommodate increased commuter rail service. The first thing that came to my mind was whether there was room for a second line under the Keele Street and King Road overpasses. I immediately thought that of course there was room for a second track beside the existing one. The photo below shows what appears to be sufficient space. The two overpasses were a huge project a few decades ago and conventional wisdom obviously dictated room for a possible second line. So it appears there will be another substantial project in the works but past foresight will mitigate future service disruption.
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