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Youth council calls for GO extension

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The Durham Youth Council is calling on the province the expand the GO Train line further eastward. (The Oshawa Express file photo).

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.