Barrie Corridor GO RER

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Ranking for 2017: 31

Industry Sector: Transit

Specific Sector: Rail

Range: $1 billion - $5 billion

Project Value: $1,506,000,000

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 runs 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, was 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.


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