Go tranist buys CN rail track section running though Junction

GO Transit has acquired today  the CN rail line – known as the CN’s Weston Subdivision –  that starts in the city core and travels though the junction on it’s way to for expanded commuter CN’s main east-west freight line near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Bramalea Road.

CN building Photo credit Cby Neal Jennings

CN building Photo credit Cby Neal Jennings

 

from various reports..

This strategically important rail line runs from a point near Strachan Avenue and Wellington Street West in downtown Toronto, northwest through the city to CN’s main east-west freight line near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Bramalea Road. The purchase is valued at C$160 million.

GO currently runs its Georgetown commuter rail service over the line, which also accommodates VIA Rail trains running between Toronto, Kitchener and other points in southwestern Ontario. In total, the two passenger carriers operate 46 trains per day over the line, while CN operates three daily local freight trains along this corridor.

Under its agreement with GO Transit, CN will continue to serve its freight customers on the Weston Subdivision. VIA will also continue to operate trains on the line.

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  1. JP says:

    Does anyone know how, if it all, this might impact the bike Rail Path development?

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