According to today’s Star, Metrolinx will today announce the commencement of a study of electrification. Although this had been planned sometime in the future, the dates were vague depending on which report one read. Indeed, GO seemed to be leaning more to continued diesel operation with a mix of local and express trains rather than using inherently faster electric trains for all services.
This is a great victory for the Clean Train Coalition who will release “The Better Move”, a response to Metrolinx’ Regional Plan, “The Big Move”, at a press conference on Wednesday (May 27).
The West Toronto Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario plans to set up a subcommittee to study the electrification issue, and will hold a meeting on the evening of May 27. Mike Sullivan from the Weston Community Coalition will be speaking. The meeting is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For information, please see the PEO Chapter’s flyer.