Citizens of Durham Region

Premier Doug Ford and MPP for Durham, Lindsey Park (through Metrolinx) are proposing to CANCEL Local Community-approved and EA-approved plans to bring GO Trains East past Oshawa into Courtice, Bowmanville and Clarington.

TELL DOUG FORD AND LINDSEY PARK THAT DURHAM REGION DOESN’T NEED A NEW PLAN. WHAT WE NEED IS OUR TRAIN!

AND WE DON’T DESERVE THIS BAIT AND SWITCH TO A NEW PLAN THAT IS SIMPLY CHEAPER. OR FASTER TO BUILD. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING LONG ENOUGH!

DURHAM DESERVES THE ORIGINAL PLAN THAT BROUGHT OUR COMMUNITIES AND CITIZENS TOGETHER — THAT WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER, MORE WALKABLE AND MORE LIVEABLE!

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The Petition

THIS PETITION WILL BE SENT TO: (simply click on a NAME to send your own personal message now)
  1. Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford 
  2. Minister of Transporation, Jeff Yurek 
  3. MPP for Durham, Lindsey Park
  4. MPP for Oshawa, Jennifer French
  5. MPP for Whitby, Lorne Coe
  6. MP for Durham, Erin O’Toole
  7. Regional Chair and CEO, Region of Durham, John Henry
  8. Our Local Mayors and Councils

START BUILDING AND STOP DELAYING the APPROVED PLAN to bring GO TRAINS east to each of our communities… 

We are sending a clear message to Doug Ford and his government:  take your hands off our transit!

There is an existing transit plan that services the majority of Durham residents, that was approved by all levels of government and Metrolinx:

Any new plan, whatever it may be, is going to set back construction by months and maybe even years — and won’t service all of our communities.

It’s time to say NO! 

Don’t let Doug Ford have his way with our trains!

Sign the petition today!

BREAKING NEWS: DURHAM — Durham pushing Metrolinx to stick to original plan for Bowmanville GO extension via Oshawa / An online petition has been launched at saveourtrain.ca aimed at pressuring the government to stick with the original plan. — by Reka Szekely  Oshawa This Week
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    Updates

    Oshawa Ward 1 City Councillor Rosemary McConkey believes most Durham residents aren’t overly concerned about the route, they just want the service… Uncategorized

    “If [Metrolinx] is giving us the option to get it cheaper or faster…how many residents are worried about the location? They want to get on the train and off the train,” she added.

    just LIKE DURHAM MPP LINDSAY PARKOshawa Ward 1 city councillor Rosemary McConkey DOESN’t THINK RESIDENTS IN OSHAWA CARE VERY MUCH ABOUT WHAT OPTION DOUG FORD AND HIS GOVERNMENT ULTIMATELY CHOOSE

    Tell Rosemary you care!!! Help us to send a clear message to Councillor McConkey, MPP Lindsay Park and Premier Doug Ford:

    Sign our petition and let Councillor McConkey know what you think:

    Phone 905-436-3311 Ext 5615

    Text 905-718-0900 and

    Email rmcconkey@oshawa.ca

    And share your message online #saveourtrain #oshawa
    #durham

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    PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION! SaveOurTrain.ca is in today’s Oshawa This Week Uncategorized

    “An online petition has been launched at saveourtrain.ca aimed at pressuring the government to stick with the original plan.”

    by REKA SZEKELY
    reporter with Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division
    FULL STORY, HERE.
    Durham pushing Metrolinx to stick to original plan for Bowmanville GO extension via Oshawa Uncategorized
    Go Expansion
    The graphic shows the four options for extension of the GO Train to Bowmanville. – Graphic Courtesy of Metrolinx

    DURHAM — With Metrolinx now considering four options for the extension of the GO train to Bowmanville, Durham support is coalescing around the originally proposed route that would see the extension run through central Oshawa.

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    The decade-long saga of Durham’s GO expansion Uncategorized
    This map shows the expansion envisioned in the Liberal plan, announced 2016.
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    Public Meeting Tonight in Oshawa with @Metrolinx Uncategorized

    Tonight Metrolinx officials will be at the Oshawa Civic Centre from 6 until 8 p.m. 

    This is the second of just two meetings where you can learn about three (3) NEW transit plans that Premier Doug Ford and his government are considering for Durham Region — Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville and Clarington.

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    Today we launched SaveOurTrain.ca Uncategorized

    We are a group of concerned citizens and we have launched this petition — just in time for the Metrolinx public meeting tonight here in Bowmanville.

    Tonight Metrolinx officials will be at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex on Hwy. 2 in Bowmanville, from 6 until 8 p.m.

    Please sign our petition and then come on out and participate!

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    Back to the drawing board for Durham GO train extension plans Uncategorized

    DURHAM — Local Durham officials were shocked to learn last week that Metrolinx is considering alternative routes for the Bowmanville GO train extension, including running trains south of Hwy. 401 through an industrial area instead of central Oshawa, Courtice and Bowmanville.

    Metrolinx and the Ontario government are considering major changes to a planned Bowmanville GO train extension including running the extension south of Highway 401 and cancelling stations in central areas of Oshawa and Bowmanville.

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    The Province and Metrolinx announce that they are considering cancelling the current plan Uncategorized

    May 2, 2019 — Metrolinx advises members of the public at a Town Hall, unexpectedly, that at the request of the Province they are considering major changes to a planned Bowmanville GO train extension including running the extension south of Highway 401 and cancelling stations in central areas of Oshawa and Bowmanville.