Today, with the release of the Initial Business Case, Metrolinx announced its willingness to explore opportunities for a potential Milton-Trafalgar GO Station through its Transit Oriented Communities Program.

The Initial Business Case findings show that a potential station, located on Trafalgar Road, north of Derry Road, would be a key transit hub in the community that connects residents and provides access to the GO network. Serving 2,000 daily transit riders by 2041, a potential Milton-Trafalgar Station would provide the community with greater mobility choices and deliver more transit solutions.

“We’ve reached the first official milestone for the realization of a potential Milton-Trafalgar GO Station,” said Mayor Gord Krantz. “This is exciting news for Milton residents. A potential station would help address transit needs in our community and make Milton a Place of Possibility.”

With the release of the Initial Business Case, the first feasibility test for a potential new station is complete and it's considered a favourable project that could bring value to the community.

“Exploring a potential station at Trafalgar Road, just south of the existing corridor, could provide a new, convenient option for existing and future GO customers in the area,” said Phil Verster, President & CEO of Metrolinx. “We are excited to support further analysis on this project, to explore more transit options for the community and to improve overall service to passengers along the Milton corridor.”

With transit, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, a potential station supports the Town’s efforts to build a complete community. The Initial Business Case details the benefits of a potential station’s location in the Trafalgar Corridor, including key infrastructure that would support the transit-oriented development approach in the Trafalgar and Agerton Secondary Plans. The area is planned to accommodate 32,000 residents and 19,000 jobs. A potential station would be a market-driven opportunity that would improve access to local businesses and housing.

“This is an exciting first step towards expanding transit options in Milton. The IBC outlines the benefits of providing more options for Miltonians along the Milton GO line,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “As more Ontario families call Halton region home, it’s critical that we focus on delivering modern and reliable public transit that will meet the needs of people for generations to come.”

The business case is just the first step towards a potential Milton-Trafalgar GO station and is still subject to other necessary approvals and agreements. Through Ontario’s Transit Oriented Communities Program, Metrolinx would create partnerships and leverage the experience of third parties to support the design and construction of a new fully accessible Milton-Trafalgar GO Station. Metrolinx design standards will still be met to ensure a great customer experience.

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