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Missing Link

What is it?

The Missing Link is a proposed new railway line that would transform the way people and goods move across Mississauga, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Waterloo Region.

The Ontario Provincial Government has announced a policy of providing two-way, all-day service on existing GO Transit rail lines. For the Milton and Kitchener lines, this is prevented by the presence of heavy through freight rail traffic. The Missing Link is a package of rail improvements that would allow for substantially expanded two-way, all-day service on the Milton and Kitchener GO Transit lines by relocating heavy freight rail elsewhere.

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The Missing Link would run between the Milton GO line west of Trafalgar Road in Milton and the CN Bypass Line at Bramalea via the Parkway Belt adjacent to Highway 407.

The need for two-way, all day GO service on the Milton and Kitchener GO lines is supported through multiple planning, infrastructure and transit programs. One of the largest is the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail initiative. It responds to growing traffic congestion and growing demand for GO service and ridership, all of which is necessary to support the economies of Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Waterloo Region.

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