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        GO Transit Expansion
(Lakeshore East Train Service extension to Clarington and
           Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility)



         PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES

Date:       June 16, 17 and 18, 2009
Time:                9:00 pm
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                    Welcome
(Lakeshore East Train Service extension to Clarington and
           Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility)




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Proposed Scope of the Expansion
• Adding additional tracks within the existing CP rail corridor
  (i.e., twinning) to provide new rail capacity for GO Transit
  Lakeshore East Train Service to Clarington;

• Construction of new GO stations along the corridor;

• Construction of a train layover site (ultimate 8 train capacity)
  along the corridor;

• Construction of a new “rail over road” crossing of Hwy 401;
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• Construction of a Rail Maintenance Facility and rail yard west
  of Thickson Road, in Whitby.
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                        Study Process
•   This project’s environmental impact will be assessed under
    Ontario’s Transit Project Assessment Process (Regulation
    231/08 under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act).

•   Regulation 231/08 assumes the rationale and alternatives to this
    project have been established. The regulation allows the proponent
    to concentrate its efforts on the environmental and other impacts of
    the preferred alternative.

•   Estimated Milestones of the EA
     –   Presently EA Pre-consultation Resource Development
     –   Beginning-Fall 2009 Notice of Commencement
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     –   Mid-October 2009 Public Information Centres
     –   Earlier-2010 Filing of the Environmental Project Report
     –   Mid-March 2010 Approval
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                    New Transit Study Process
                             (under Ontario Regulation 231/08)
  Timeline of
  Timeline of                               4 months from Formal Notice of
                                            4 months from Formal Notice of       30 -- day Public
                                                                                 30 day Public      35 days for Minister to
                                                                                                    35 days for Minister to
New Regulation
New Regulation                                EA Start to Filing of Report
                                              EA Start to Filing of Report      Review for Report
                                                                                Review for Report   Approve/Not Approve
                                                                                                     Approve/Not Approve



  GO Transit          EA Pre-consultation      Formal Notice of EA Study             Filing of            Minister of
Feasibility Study       and Resource          Commencement and Design             Environmental     Environment Decision
                        Development                     Work                      Project Report         on Approval



Opportunities for
  Public Input




                    Public Open Houses
                    Public Open Houses                 Public
                                                        Public                   30-day Public
                                                                                  30-day Public
                    June 16 to 18, 2009
                    June 16 to 18, 2009             Information
                                                     Information                 Review Period
                                                                                 Review Period
                    WE ARE HERE
                    WE ARE HERE                     Centres mid
                                                    Centres mid                    early 2010
                                                                                   early 2010
                      WE ARE HERE
                      WE ARE HERE                  October 2009
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               Study Background
Feasibility Studies Previously Undertaken
1. Oshawa East Track Extension and New Rail Maintenance Facility, study
   looked at selecting a recommended rail corridor for GO Train Service
   expansion to Clarington and present alternate locations for Station and Rail
   Maintenance Facility sights on each corridor. This study considered both the
   CN & CP corridors between Oshawa and Clarington.

2. New Rail Maintenance Facility study looked at selecting a recommended
   Rail Maintenance Facility site on the active GO Lakeshore East Rail
   Corridor between Toronto and Oshawa.

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               Study Background
Feasibility Study Results
Route Selection study recommended the CP corridor based on:
     • Best service to the communities
     • Enable communities to further Provincial goals of Land Use
       Intensification and long range transit integration
     • Best in meeting municipal transportation and land use planning
     • Best at offering ability for residents to use transit between home & train
     • Best at aiding communities in revitalizing central areas
Rail Maintenance Facility study recommended the Whitby site for the following
reasons:
     • Least impact to community
     • Best configuration next to GO Rail Corridor
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     • Best available land use plan and land availability
     • Least impact to neighborhoods, environment and social concerns
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 Canadian National (CN) / Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail Corridor Evaluation
                                                                                SITE                                                                                  SITE
     GROUP                                         SUB-GROUP                                     GROUP                                      SUB-GROUP
                                                                           CN          CP                                                                       CN             CP
Station Sites                                                               3          2    Road and Traffic        Safe Station Road Access                     1              1
                                                                                            Impacts
Station Terminus Sites                                                      4          2                            Main Roads                                   3              2

Maintenance Facility Sites                                                  3          2                            Secondary Roads                              2              3

Municipal Support                                                           4          2                            No. of Access Points to Station              3              2

Environmental Issues                                                        3          3                            Local Traffic Impacts                        3              3

Socio-Economic               No. Residences Impacted                        2          3                            Enables Mobility Hubs                        3              1
Impacts
                             No. Commercial Property Impacted               3          2    Environmental           Vegetation                                   2              2
                                                                                            Impacts
                             No. Agricultural Property Impacted             3          3                            Wildlife                                     2              1

                             Meets Communities Plan                         4          1                            Fisheries                                    1              1

                             Creates Community Improvements                 4          1                            Ecosystems                                   1              1

Proximity Impacts            No. Residences Visually Impacted               2          3    Probable Costs          Station and Building Facilities              3              3

                             No. Commercial Property Visually Impacted      3          3                            Parking                                      3              2

                             Residents Impacted by Noise                    2          3                            Rail Corridor Infrastructure                 2              5

                             Commercial Property Impacted by Noise          3          3                            Road Works                                   3              2

                             Residents Impacted by Vibration                2          3                            Property                                     2              4

                             Commercial Property Impacted by Vibration      3          3    Logistical Challenges   CN/CP Connection                             0              4

Impact on Future             Residential Intensification                    4          2                            VIA                                          3              2
Land Use
                             Commercial Intensification                     4          2                            Rail Maintenance Facility                    2              2

                             Residential Development                        2          2                            Second Mainline                              3              2

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                                                                            2       2                               Terminal Station Operations                  1              3

                                                                                            GRAND TOTAL                                                         121             103
                             Fits into Community                            4          1
                                                                                                                                                                             Preferred
Patron Access/Egress         Regional Access for Local Transit              3          2

                             Regional Access for Automobile Traffic         3          1                                                Most Preferred    0-1

                             Local Access for Bicycle                       3          2
                                                                                                                                        Moderate          2-3
                             Local Access for Walking Passages              3          2
                                                                                                                                        Least Preferred   4-5
                             Enables Mobility Hubs                          2          2
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                New Rail Maintenance Facility site evaluation
                         Union Station to Clarington




•   Proposed site locations included:
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     – Site D in Pickering
     – Sites E, F in Ajax
     – Site G in Whitby (Preferred Location)
     – Site H, I, J in Clarington
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                Study Challenges
Train Service Expansion to Clarington
     • Develop a new rail connection between GO and CP corridors across
       Highway 401
     • Select preferred GO Station sites to best meet community needs
     • Select a preferred Train Layover site
     • Develop preliminary design of rail network to provide for commuter
       service expansion over CP corridor to Clarington
     • Assess impacts of implementing this system
     • Identify required mitigation items and at what locations
Rail Maintenance Facility
     • Develop a preliminary design for the required Facility
     • Assess the impacts this will have on the surrounding area
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     • Identify required mitigation items and at what locations
Obtain Environmental Approval
Provide expanded Commuter Rail Service
Provide preliminary design at acceptable cost
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   Potential Crossings of Highway 401




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POTENTIAL STATION AT STEVENSON ROAD (Oshawa)




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POTENTIAL STATION AT RITSON ROAD (Oshawa)




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POTENTIAL STATION AT BLOOR STREET (Oshawa)




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POTENTIAL STATION AT COURTICE ROAD (Clarington)




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POTENTIAL STATION AT MARTIN ROAD (Clarington)




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POTENTIAL STATION AT LAMBS ROAD (Clarington)




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POTENTIAL LAYOVER AT PRESTONVATE ROAD (Clarington)




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POTENTIAL LAYOVER AT RUNDLE ROAD (Clarington)




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POTENTIAL LAYOVER AT PROVIDENCE ROAD (Clarington)




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RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITY (Whitby) – TYPICAL LAYOUT




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                   What’s Next?
Public input is an important part of the study process and we
value your input very much.

The Study Team will consider input received from today’s
meeting as the study moves into the formal EA process.

The preferred GO Station locations, layover site and details
about other recommended improvements including the Rail
Maintenance Facility in Whitby will be displayed at future Public
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Information Centres in Fall 2009.
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       Your Input is Important
Please fill out a comment sheet and submit to either:

Alan D. Macdougall                      Andreas Grammenz
Senior Railway Project Manager          EA Project Leader, GO Transit
AECOM Canada Ltd.                       20 Bay Street, Suite 600
5080 Commerce Boulevard                 Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Mississauga, ON L4W 4P2                 Phone: (416) 869-3600 ext. 5524
Phone: (905) 238-0007                   Fax:   (416) 869-1563
Fax:    (905) 238-0038                  Email:
Email: alan.macdougall@aecom.com        Andreas.Grammenz@gotransit.com

                  before June 30, 2009
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                Thank you for attending!

								
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