Durham Youth Council is the latest group to voice their desire for the GO train to head further east.
“As a growing community, it is vital that Clarington, and Bowmanville specifically, be connected to other major urban centres,” states Kyle Fitzgerald, the council’s chair, in a news release. “This is something we have heard from Clarington’s youth, and we look forward to working with the Municipality of Clarington going forward.”
The council says that such a move eastward is needed to accommodate the growth coming to the region.
The move eastward for GO Transit was first announced in 2008 with The Big Move, a multi-billion dollar initiative to expand the transit service. While some land has been chosen for the proposed stations, such as the former Knob Hills Farm property in 2014 for a new Oshawa station, funding has not yet been allocated for expanding the rail line.