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Province Adds 46 New Parking Spaces at West Harbour GO Station

Parking Structure and Kiss and Ride Now Open

January 22, 2016 

 

Ontario is making it easier for commuters in Hamilton to take public transit by opening a new parking structure and kiss and ride at the West Harbour GO Station on the Lakeshore West line.

Starting January 25, Metrolinx will open the first 46 new parking spaces in the new parking structure. At the same time, a new kiss and ride will also open to give commuters a quick and easy way to get dropped off and picked up at the station. 

The full parking structure, complete with a car counting system, will open this summer and will provide more than 300 parking spaces for commuters. Drivers can access the spaces from James Street North just north of the station building.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history – more than $134 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In the last six months of 2015, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

Investing in transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

QUOTES

 

“The new parking structure at the West Harbour GO Station will make the daily commute and quality of life better for the people of Hamilton Region. Our residents will have easier access to the GO network and get where they need to go faster.”

— Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

 “Making it easy for our customers to get to and from our stations is critical as we increase GO Train service across the region. We know our customers need parking options at West Harbour, and these first spaces are a sign of more to come in the near future.”

— Greg Percy, President of GO Transit

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • GO service to West Harbour GO Station began on July 9, 2015, with weekday service to and from the West Harbour GO Station.
  • Ontario is extending GO rail service on the Lakeshore West line from the West Harbour GO Station to a new GO station at Centennial Parkway in eastern Hamilton. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 with completion in 2019.
  • Ontario is providing up to $1 billion to build a new LRT line in Hamilton that will bring fast, convenient transit from McMaster University to Queenston Circle. The new LRT line will connect directly to the new West Harbour GO Station and protect for a future, pedestrian connection to the Hamilton Centre GO Station.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 14 new GO stations, rebuilt four existing stations, and added more than 31,000 new parking spots across the system.
  • With On the GO alerts, GO customers can receive emails or text messages about any disruption to their commute, along with relevant news and information.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.

 

LEARN MORE

 

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CONTACT

For further information, please contact Ted McMeekin MPP  905-690-6552

 

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