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Statement from the City of Brampton on phase one of Metrolinx Hurontario Light Rail Transit announcement


BRAMPTON, ON (March 21, 2019) – Following the statement issued by Metrolinx today, the City of Brampton is excited that the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is proceeding. It has the potential to transform Hurontario Street into a vibrant people-oriented corridor, connecting communities and accommodating growth anticipated over the next 30 years. 

The City understands that the changes announced by Metrolinx are necessary to deliver the overall project in a timely and efficient manner. The City is pleased to see that there are provisions in the amended contract to adapt to future changes, including a potential extension into Brampton.

These changes still allow for a future LRT extension north of Steeles Avenue to the Brampton GO station, which will be subject to further study and approvals.

The City of Brampton has been working with Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga on the implementation of the Hurontario LRT from Port Credit GO to Brampton Gateway Terminal. The Hurontario LRT will be an integral part of the regional transportation network and provide residents and businesses in Brampton and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, reliable, convenient and integrated transit.

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“Efficient transit is one of the City’s key priorities as defined by our residents. We are happy that this project has received a go-ahead. We are especially pleased to see the provision in the contract amendment for a potential extension into Brampton as we continue to explore all the possibilities for Phase 2, including the tunnel option that would lead to downtown Brampton GO.”
- Mayor Patrick Brown
 
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