Funding for Canada's first highs speed rail line secured

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CANADA: Ontario Government has committed more than $11 billion in the 2018 Budget to support construction of Phase One of Canada's first high speed rail line. The line will connect Toronto's Union Station, Pearson International Airport, Guelph, Kitchener and London as early as 2025. Electric powered trains moving at up to 250 km/h will cut the travel times to an estimated 48 minutes between Kitchener and Toronto Union Station.

As part of the environmental assessment phase, Ontario is now working with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to explore options to connect two-way, all-day service on the Kitchener GO line to the proposed multimodal transit hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The major transit hub the GTAA is proposing to build at Pearson will offer seamless connections between trains, buses, airplanes, light rail vehicles and high speed rail along the Toronto-Windsor corridor.