Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Construction completed at GO Transit's new Allandale Waterfront Station

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GO Transit's new Allandale Waterfront Station in Barrie, ON, Canada, has opened for service. The new station allows GO Transit to extend service further into downtown Barrie, which will improve access and increase ridership on the Barrie line.

"Our government is proud to invest in key infrastructure projects that create local jobs and economic growth and improve transit for Canadians," said Member of Parliament Patrick Brown. "The new Allandale Waterfront GO Station will reduce traffic congestion, cut commute times and support growth and development in Barrie."

The new GO station, just south of Barrie's waterfront area, includes a side rail platform with heated shelters, a mini-platform and platform snowmelt system. There is also an enclosed pedestrian tunnel with ramps, a six-bay bus platform with shelter and parking with a Kiss 'n' Ride drop-off lane. Bicycle shelters and approximately 150 parking spaces for cars and scooters have been added, along with landscaping, fencing and an electrical and communications building. Gowan Street has also been upgraded and improved to support easier access to the station. The new station is located on the north side of the GO Barrie line on the existing north track, between Essa Road and Bayview Avenue.

The total investment in the new Allandale Waterfront GO Station is C$9.2 million (US$9.15 million).

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