The Clean Train Coalition congratulates the Ontario Liberal party on its June 12, 2014 election victory, with its promise to electrify the province’s existing (and planned) carcinogenic diesel commuter train services.
But mere days after the provincial election, an article in The Toronto Star would suggest Metrolinx is sending messages intended to lower expectations for electrification of the Union-Pearson Express train (and GO trains generally).
The Liberals promised to electrify the carcinogenic, slower, louder and more expensive diesel train service as part of their election budget.
The opportunity to electrify the new Union-Pearson Express from the beginning is narrowing fast. Once the diesel trains are running before the Pan Am Games (presuming construction and manufacturing schedules can be met), there will be limited time during off-hours to make the necessary modifications.