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Woodbine GO Station Proposed

Published: December 9, 2018 12:24 pm ET

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It has been announced that fans of horse racing in the Greater Toronto Area may soon have a much easier way of getting to Woodbine Racetrack.

Recent articles by the Toronto Star and The Daily Hive explain that Metrolinx has recommended a plan that calls for a new GO rail station to be built very close to Woodbine Racetrack.

The recommendation calls for the new station to be built on the southeastern end of Woodbine Racetrack’s property, right off of Highway 27.

Under the recommendation, the station, which would be a stop on GO’s Kitchener line, would replace the existing Etobicoke North station, which is located two kilometers east of Woodbine’s property. Metrolinx has projected that 14,700 daily users will utilize the new station by the year 2031. Aikins also stated that replacing the Etobicoke North station – which is only used by 625 riders daily – would lead to a return of $2 in benefits for every dollar invested.

“In order to deliver more service to customers on the Kitchener Corridor, construction of a second tunnel under Hwy 401/409 is required to provide two additional tracks and new signalling/communications systems,” Anne Marie Aikins, a spokesperson with Metrolinx, told The Daily Hive.

“We’re excited about the possibility of a new Metrolinx train station at Woodbine,” Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has said via statement. “This has the potential to be a positive development for the entire region and an opportunity to help attract more people to our site.”

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(With files from the Toronto Star and The Daily Hive)

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