Metrolinx meeting with staff from impacted municipalities today…

Stay tuned.

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

“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

“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

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

This map shows the expansion envisioned in the Liberal plan, announced 2016.
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Public Meeting Tonight in Oshawa with @Metrolinx

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

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

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

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.