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Metrolinx seeks public's advice on how to fix East Lakeshore GO line

Metrolinx is hoping to get help from commuters to work some of the kinks out of its Lakeshore East GO Train line by holding two public meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Regional transit agency holding meetings to get ideas from the public

Metrolinx is holding two public meetings to get ideas on how to fix problems with the Lakeshore East Go line. (Go Transit)

Metrolinx is hoping to get help from commuters to work some of the kinks out of its Lakeshore East GO Train line by holding two public meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

The regional transit agency held a meeting at Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute Wednesday night. There will be a second meeting Thursday at the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club, also at 6:30 p.m.

The Lakeshore East line currently contains a bottleneck in eastern Scarborough, because there are only two tracks there.

Metrolinx plans to add a third track, and electrify the line to make the commute faster. There's also the possibility that more stations could be added to the line.

The improvements are part of a much larger plan to build new stations, tracks and overpasses all over the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, as well as electrify the system to cope with growing ridership.