Editors Note: We are in receipt of the comment (below) from another reader (Al Axworthy) that indicates the 2020 Plan cited in Neil’s letter below is an out-of-date version. In addition I have received an email from Ward 5 Area Councillor Rob Mezzapelli that relays that Metrolinx’s latest revision moves the Bolton line from their 15-year plan to their 25-year plan.
From Al Axworthy:
“The GO 2020 Strategic Plan, indicating that GO rail service to Bolton will be available by 2020, is an outdated document. It covers GO’s 10 year capital investment plan, so I would expect it was produced no later than 2010, perhaps earlier, since the latest metrics provided are for 2007. For example, page 7 provides GO’s Key Operating Statistics as of December 2007. As such, this document was produced before Metrolinx moved the Bolton GO station to their list of projects that are 25+ years out.”
Caledon resident Neil Fenton writes JustSayinCaledon.com saying he finds it curious that opponents of BRES (Bolton Residential Expansion Study) Option 3 continue to infer that GO Rail Service for Bolton is not forthcoming, therefore ruling out “proximity to future GO Rail” as a valid Option 3 benefit. Note: Peel Regional Council recently voted to proceed to a public meeting recommending BRES Option 6 (Solmar lands) over the Option 3 recommendation of Caledon Council that followed a lengthy public process.
“I recently read a July publication issued by Go Transit entitled Go 2020,
see PDF link:
On page 30, it indicates that there will be peak period rail service to Bolton by 2020.
What is surprising is that I have not seen any mention of this report in the press; it is obviously a big deal for Bolton and
surrounding area commuters. In a addition, a friend who lives on Humber Station Road, last year received an expropriation notice to make room for the GO station. I don’t know what the time line is for this development, but according to this GO Transit document, rail service IS on the way.”