Public input needed for train station plans

October 20, 2017 by  

Niagara area residents are invited to provide feedback on future GO Transit train stations, at one of several open houses scheduled for late October and early November.

Residents attending the open houses will have an opportunity to view, give feedback on and ask questions about the secondary land use plans the region has designed. These plans will control how the land surrounding the future train stations will be developed. Resident feedback is needed on the scale of this development and the improvements needed to roads and walkways in the areas.

The plans are available online but printing services may be used to provide signs, handouts and presentation folders for use during the open houses.

The region successfully lobbied for and won its bid in 2016 for the extension of GO Train service to Niagara. A sum of $40m has been allocated to bring three stations to the area. The first will be in Grimsby by 2021, and the second and third will be completed by 2023 in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. A fourth station located in Lincoln is also being considered.

The open houses will be held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at:

– Monday, October 23rd at 160 Livingston Avenue in Grimsby
– Wednesday, November 1st at 5020 Serena Drive in Beamsville
– Thursday, November 2nd at 109 St. Paul Crescent in St. Catharines