Feasibility study will look at GO train service in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge and the Ministry of Transportation will look into the possibility of bringing GO rail service to Cambridge by using CN tracks along the Fergus subdivision.

Study will explore idea of using CN tracks along Fergus subdivision

Waterloo region, Cambridge and the Ministry of Transportation are working together on a feasibility study that will look at bringing GO train service to Cambridge. (Canadian Press )

Waterloo region, Cambridge and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be looking into the possibility of bringing GO train service to Cambridge.

They are working together on a feasibility study that explores the idea of using CN tracks along the Fergus subdivision.

"This option complements our efforts to see rail service between Cambridge and Milton and opens up possibilities for even greater mobility and economic opportunity throughout the region," Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig said in a release.

The trains would run from Cambridge to Guelph and connect to the existing GO line to Toronto, the region said in a release.

The study will also look at the future High Speed Rail service.

"A follow-up study to re-examine the feasibility of GO service between Cambridge and Guelph could leverage investments on the Kitchener Line, including potential future High Speed Rail," said regional council chair Ken Seiling.

Seiling adds the study could also provide opportunities to look into linking rail services with the region's LRT and BRT buses.

The feasibility study will cost an estimated $200,000, which will be split between the region and the MTO.