Metrolinx and province will make GO announcement in Stoney Creek

​​Metrolinx and two Liberals MPPs will make a "significant" announcement about GO transit in Hamilton and Niagara Thursday.

The event will happen at the future site of the Centennial Parkway GO station

The province will make an announcement Thursday at the future site of the Confederation GO station. (Metrolinx)

​​Metrolinx and two Liberals MPPs will make a "significant" announcement about GO transit in Hamilton and Niagara Thursday.

St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley and Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, will hold the event at the site of the future Confederation GO station in Stoney Creek.

The Confederation GO station, due to open in 2019, will be Hamilton's most eastern station for GO trains.

The future Confederation GO station will include direct stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway. (Metrolinx)

Metrolinx plans to expand GO trains to St. Catharines and Niagara by 2023, and is currently designing a Casablanca GO station in Grimsby.

Construction is already underway for the Stoney Creek station at 397 Centennial Pkwy. N. That includes excavating the property, building sewer connections and culvert extensions, and clearing the rail corridor.

Late last year, Metrolinx held a series of public meetings in Hamilton and Niagara asking people what expansion to Niagara should look like.

The Confederation GO station will be at 397 Centennial Pkwy. N. across from the Walmart Supercentre. (Google Maps)