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Public meetings scheduled to discuss potential Cambridge GO transit line

An in-person and virtual meeting is being accompanied by an online survey

A public virtual and in-person meeting have been scheduled by the Region of Waterloo to discuss what train service between the City of Cambridge and Union Station via the City of Guelph could look like.

The virtual meeting is set for March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the in-person meeting taking place in the main room at Guelph City Hall on March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During the virtual session, residents can join a live presentation and a question and answer period.

A short presentation will also be given at the in-person meeting, followed by an open house where people can as questions and talk to the project team and City of Guelph staff.

The region is in the midst of developing an initial business case looking into the possibility of passenger rail service between Cambridge and Guelph, connecting to Union Station via the Kitchener GO Line. The effort builds on the previous 2021 Cambridge to Union GO Rail Feasibility Study Phase 2 Report.

Results of the study showed a line between Cambridge and Guelph was the preferred option over Cambridge to Milton.

The current effort expands on that report to develop conceptual designs for the integration of the service at a potential future ION Station south of Hespeler Road at Eagle Street and Pinebush Road, and at the Guelph Central Station in downtown Guelph.

Service would run on the existing CN-owned and operated Fergus subdivision, which is currently in service for freight transportation.

Through the initial business case, strategic, economic and financial implications and potential risks are being explored.

In addition to the meetings, an online survey is being made available to gather community feedback.

For more information and to register for the virtual meeting visit