Rouge Hill GO station parking lot expansion begins

After many complaints, GO passengers at Rouge Hill can soon worry less about getting a parking space at the station, as more spaces will be added in the next few months.

The Rouge Hill GO station is expanding its parking lot by adding over 300 more spots for passengers who drive and park at the station every day.

“We’ve had local community complaints about the lack of parking space before,” says Ward 44 Councillor Ron Moeser. “The new expansion will certainly make everyone very happy.”

Construction for the parking lot will take place next summer and is scheduled to be completed by October 2010.

Currently 1,000 parking spaces are available to transit passengers at Rouge Hill, but most of the time cars can be seen parked off the parking spots, creating a hassle for drivers in the lot.

“Every morning I arrive at the parking lot around 8:30 a.m. and it’s almost full already,” GO passenger Barbra Hoffman said. “Because of this, cars are parked off the parking lines and as a result it’s hard for me as a driver in the parking lot to drive through.”

Approximately $5 million is to be spent on new parking spaces. Moesar says this investment will not only benefit local residents who use the GO parking lots but is also a bonus for the people near the waterfront trail who can use the new parking lot as well.