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Mimico residents frustrated by delays to GO station accessibility upgrades

Mimico residents frustrated by delays to GO station accessibility upgradesAs reported by Rahul Gupta on InsideToronto.com, planned accessibility upgrades to Mimico GO station appear to be delayed due to developments in the area.

While some of the $44-million planned upgrades were completed back in 2013, accessibility improvements, such as the installation of an elevator leading directly to the platform, have yet to get underway. Metrolinx spokesperson Alex Burke told The Guardian “detailed design work” for Mimico won’t begin until 2018.

 

The remainder of construction, including a new station building and a new pedestrian tunnel to connect to a new southern entrance, was supposed to have commenced in 2018. But Regional Express Rail (RER) electrification upgrades along with planned new development in the station’s vicinity make it necessary to revise the plans, said Burke.

“While much of the previous construction work completed in 2013 was needed to respond to service increases, there are a number of new factors that Metrolinx feels are prudent to consider before completing elements of the station,” said Burke via email.

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