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Preliminary work to begin on Yonge North subway extension

Preliminary work to begin on Yonge North subway extension
RICHMOND HILL, ONT. — Officials from the federal and provincial governments as well as York Region were on hand in Richmond Hill June 16 to announce $36 million in federal funding to support the planning and preliminary engineering of the proposed 7.4-kilometre extension of the Yonge Subway line into York Region.

The Province of Ontario, through the Moving Ontario Forward plan, has committed approximately $55 million for Metrolinx to work with the Toronto Transit Commission, York Region and the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation to continue planning and design work on the Yonge North Subway Extension, a priority project identified in Metrolinx's Regional Transportation Plan.

Once complete, the proposed work would extend the subway from the existing Finch Station to the Richmond Hill Centre in York Region, providing subway service beyond regional boundaries, connecting GO Transit, York VIVA and York Region Transit services.

The allocation is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

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