Feb. 15, 2017

Bolton Commuter Rail Feasibility Study

Metrolinx completed the Bolton Commuter Rail Feasibility Study in 2010.

The study is a comprehensive review of the technical requirements to implement a commuter rail service between Bolton (in the Town of Caledon) and the City of Toronto. The study determined that implementing rail service between Caledon, Vaughan, and Toronto was feasible, but that ridership would be modest and capital cost would be high, and did not recommended moving forward with the expansion in the short term. On February 12, 2013, the Metrolinx Board of Directors approved a technical update to The Big Move which included moving commuter rail service to Bolton from The Big Move’s 0-15 year plan to its 16-25 year plan, incorporating the findings of Bolton Commuter Rail Service Feasibility Study.

Commuter rail service to Bolton remains in Metrolinx’s long-term plans.