Horizon working to complete $1.8-million capital project to service Lewis Road train layover facility in Stoney Creek

News Jun 22, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

A Horizon Utilities spokesman says electrical upgrades along the South Service Road in Stoney Creek are linked to the new Metrolinx train layover facility on Lewis Road.

John Friesen, Horizon’s manager of external communications, said the $1.8 million project is among Horizon’s 2016 capital projects.

“We’re putting in the infrastructure for the expanded GO line,” Friesen said.

The new Metrolinx facility, which has been under construction for more than a year, will provide overnight train parking on Lewis Road, just north of Barton Street.

The Horizon project includes the installation of about 104 poles, three-pole mounted transformers, about 23 kilometres of overhead wire, 500 metres of overhead switches and manhole vaults, 500 metres of underground cables and ducts, and on-grade switches.

The project, which has been underway for about six months, should be wrapping up soon, but Friesen said no definitive completion date has been announced.

“I wouldn’t want to speculate on when it would be complete,” said Friesen.

The Lewis Road layover station is located roughly halfway between the proposed Confederation GO station on Centennial Parkway and and a GO stop in Grimsby on Casablanca Boulevard.

Horizon working to complete $1.8-million capital project to service Lewis Road train layover facility in Stoney Creek

News Jun 22, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

A Horizon Utilities spokesman says electrical upgrades along the South Service Road in Stoney Creek are linked to the new Metrolinx train layover facility on Lewis Road.

John Friesen, Horizon’s manager of external communications, said the $1.8 million project is among Horizon’s 2016 capital projects.

“We’re putting in the infrastructure for the expanded GO line,” Friesen said.

The new Metrolinx facility, which has been under construction for more than a year, will provide overnight train parking on Lewis Road, just north of Barton Street.

The Horizon project includes the installation of about 104 poles, three-pole mounted transformers, about 23 kilometres of overhead wire, 500 metres of overhead switches and manhole vaults, 500 metres of underground cables and ducts, and on-grade switches.

The project, which has been underway for about six months, should be wrapping up soon, but Friesen said no definitive completion date has been announced.

“I wouldn’t want to speculate on when it would be complete,” said Friesen.

The Lewis Road layover station is located roughly halfway between the proposed Confederation GO station on Centennial Parkway and and a GO stop in Grimsby on Casablanca Boulevard.

Horizon working to complete $1.8-million capital project to service Lewis Road train layover facility in Stoney Creek

News Jun 22, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

A Horizon Utilities spokesman says electrical upgrades along the South Service Road in Stoney Creek are linked to the new Metrolinx train layover facility on Lewis Road.

John Friesen, Horizon’s manager of external communications, said the $1.8 million project is among Horizon’s 2016 capital projects.

“We’re putting in the infrastructure for the expanded GO line,” Friesen said.

The new Metrolinx facility, which has been under construction for more than a year, will provide overnight train parking on Lewis Road, just north of Barton Street.

The Horizon project includes the installation of about 104 poles, three-pole mounted transformers, about 23 kilometres of overhead wire, 500 metres of overhead switches and manhole vaults, 500 metres of underground cables and ducts, and on-grade switches.

The project, which has been underway for about six months, should be wrapping up soon, but Friesen said no definitive completion date has been announced.

“I wouldn’t want to speculate on when it would be complete,” said Friesen.

The Lewis Road layover station is located roughly halfway between the proposed Confederation GO station on Centennial Parkway and and a GO stop in Grimsby on Casablanca Boulevard.