Ranking for 2017: 31
Industry Sector: Transit
Specific Sector: Rail
Range: $1 billion - $5 billion
Project Value: $1,440,000,000
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Public
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025
The $13.5 billion Regional Express Rail (RER) program includes significant improvements to the Barrie GO corridor. The current corridor consists of 11 stations running from the Allandale Waterfront GO station on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Barrie through to Union Station in downtown Toronto.
Preliminary construction work has begun in preparation for the expansion of service through the Barrie corridor, as well as the electrification of service on the line. The first construction contract, released by Metrolinx in August of 2016, is the expansion of the Dufferin/Queen bridge in order to accommodate the additional capacity.
Full construction and expansion of the Barrie corridor is scheduled for completion in 2025.