Metrolinx is hosting a public meeting about the electrification of the UP Express on Tuesday, February 24, at 7pm at the Fern Avenue Public School downtown.
The UP Express has been built with diesel trains over residents’ objections, ostensibly to have it built in time for the PanAm Games this year. The Liberals have promised electrification at some time in the future. This may be our first hint at when that future will be. It is also the first time in more than a year that they have had a public meeting on the topic.
Metrolinx started shopping for electric trains earlier this month. They put out the first of many feelers, but “there’s no timeline, except a vague, 10-year end-date”, according to The Star.
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