“As today’s announcement confirms, our government is delivering on its promise to build better transit, reduce traffic congestion and improve the environment,” Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said. “By building a modern, regional transportation network we are enabling people to travel seamlessly throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe to get to work, visit family or to go shopping.”
Customers now have full access to the transformed Cooksville GO Station, complete with an integrated six-level parking structure that adds more than 750 new parking spaces for a total of over 2,500.
The new station includes a redeveloped and modern building with upgraded pedestrian tunnels to rail platforms, eight new bus bays for GO and MiWay service, and a large glass east pavilion, that not only acts as an indoor waiting area, but also provides a clear view of the new passenger pick-up and drop-off area.
“As one of Mississauga’s busiest transit hubs, Cooksville GO Station provides a vital link in Peel region,” said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation. “By connecting the communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, our government is helping connect more people to housing, jobs and opportunities, supporting future economic growth across the region.”
By improving stations and giving GO customers other amenities like free GO Wi-Fi on buses and trains, the province is demonstrating that it is committed to improving the overall customer experience with progress and enhancements across the entire GO Transit network.
As outlined in Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, building infrastructure is part of the government’s plan for recovery. Ontario will invest almost $143 billion over 10 years, building key infrastructure projects faster to improve the quality of life in communities across the province, create more jobs, and attract investment.