Guelph, Ont., Monday, July 29, 2019—Metrolinx has begun maintenance along the rail corridor passing through Georgetown to Kitchener to expand and improve service on GO Transit’s Kitchener line. Improving GO service means upgrading existing infrastructure to increase speeds and ensure the safety of trains travelling through your community. As this work continues you may notice the presence of maintenance crews and surveyors along the corridor.
The local project
Starting August 2, essential maintenance work to remove and replace existing track will need to be completed overnight, while rail traffic is lighter on the Gordon Street Bridge in Guelph. Weather permitting, the work will be completed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night from August 2-5.
What this means for you
Residents may notice noise from the machinery and some ambient light from the site. The use of back-up beepers, a vital safety measure, will be limited to essential work only. Lights will be pointed away from residential areas.
Over the next few months, Metrolinx will be testing the soil at various locations along the corridor between Georgetown and Kitchener. You may notice surveyors conducting geotechnical studies and drilling boreholes in and around the tracks. This is one of the first steps as Metrolinx moves forward with planned improvements along the Kitchener corridor.
Thank you for your patience while Metrolinx improves transit to get communities moving.
For more information
Laura Durie, Community Relations and Issues Specialist, Kitchener Corridor