Ontario Awards Contracts to Advance Passenger Rail Through York-Simcoe

People and businesses in northern and central Ontario deserve the same access to safe and reliable transportation as the rest of the province.

That is why this provincial government is delivering on its promise to bring back northeastern passenger rail service by awarding three contracts to design and manufacture nine new station shelters, enhance rail safety and complete warning system upgrades.

The contracts mark a significant milestone in reinstating train service between Timmins and Toronto, through York-Simcoe, and providing a safe and reliable transportation option for northern and central communities and unlocking Ontario’s full economic potential.

Over the next two years, new station shelters equipped with seating, lighting and heating will be installed in Matheson, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Temagami, South River, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Washago.

Construction of station platforms, parking areas and pathways will begin this summer, along with track improvements to enhance rail safety, reduce derailment risks and decrease train maintenance.

Once reinstated, the Northlander passenger rail service will operate four to seven days a week, based on seasonal travel demands.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1004656/ontario-awards-contracts-to-advance-northeastern-passenger-rail