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Metrolinx announces $44-million Go Station on James Street North

A Mississauga firm has been awarded a $44-million project to build Hamilton’s new Go Station at 353 James St. N.

Ontario’s transit agency Metrolinx announced the plan today during a visit by transportation and infrastructure minister Glen Murray.

Construction of the new station will begin later this spring. It will add two additional train trips in the morning and afternoon to and from Hamilton on the Lakeshore line.

The station will be connected to a nearby plaza and will include multi-level parking with 300 spaces, new bus bays, a pick-up and drop-off zone and pedestrian walkways.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2015 in time for the Pan/Parapan Am Games. This project is expected to create approximately 400 jobs.

Kenaidian Contracting Limited was awarded the Go station contract.

Every weekday, more than 100,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Lakeshore line.

GO Transit moves 65 million riders a year.

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