Faisal Hassan co-sponsored a bill this week that calls for the electrification of the UPX line.
The “Clean Trains Now Act” would “establish a committee to review the UP Express” with the goals of:
- Electrifying the trains
- Increasing capacity
- Integrating fares with the TTC
Electrification has long been promised. In 2013, Glen Murray, then the Ontario Liberal Minister of Transportation, said that the train would be electrified by 2017.