Pearson rail link won't be electrified by 2015

An electrified Union-Pearson rail link won't be happening anytime soon.

GO transit president Gary McNeil confirmed at a Metrolinx board meeting today that electric trains won't be running by 2015, the year a planned Union Pearson rail link is expected to open, due to "too many approvals, complications."

That means an increase of diesel trains running along the rail corridor is all but guaranteed.

Metrolinx brass hold out hope that electric rails in will become a reality in Toronto one day, but the news was no doubt bitter disappointment for the over 50 protesters in attendance demanding an end to diesel running trains.

Writing by Rahul Gupta.

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