Nov. 6, 2016: While not the start of the formal environmental assessment process for electrification, Metrolinx is holding several public meetings in the Greater Toronto Area in November to provide an update on plans to electrify the GO rail transit lines.
The formal environmental assessment, called the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), is a requirement for electrification work to actually begin. The TPAP was supposed to start last July and conclude this past October. However, Metrolinx says the process has been delayed due to local concerns about the location of traction power facilities, which are being worked out.
Metrolinx has not announced a new date for commencement of TPAP.