The Metrolinx Barrie rail corridor currently serves 14 trips per day, and with growth in the surrounding municipalities, there is a demand for additional service along the Barrie line. Metrolinx has planned for an expansion of the Barrie rail corridor to include the provision for two-way, all day service between Union Station and Allandale Waterfront GO Station.
In order to gain approval on this expansion project, Metrolinx first needed Burnside to complete an Environmental Assessment Study (EA) on the entire 100 km line. As part of that study, Burnside was required to evaluate the impact of the air quality, noise and vibration on adjacent lands including residences, schools, retirement homes, hospitals, and churches.
The expansion of the Barrie rail corridor will enhance the level of service GO Transit can provide to its customers. Burnside’s Environmental Assessment will ensure that impacts from the expanded service will be minimized for residences along the Barrie rail corridor.
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