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[Metrolinx](http://www.metrolinx.com/) and its contractors continue construction of the [**Hurontario light rail transit** line](http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/hurontario-lrt.aspx) in Mississauga and Brampton.
Metrolinx intends to build a new underpass on the south side of [GO Transit](http://www.gotransit.com/)'s **Lakeshore West** rail corridor. Building the underpass will allow the LRT vehicles to travel into **the future below-ground Port Credit LRT Station**.
^ *An artist rendering of the platform at the Port Credit stop. Image, Metrolinx*
Starting Monday, **February 8**, **expect major changes to Port Credit GO Station parking** due to the LRT construction.
+ GO is **closing some of the parking spaces** in the **south half of the north parking lot**.
+ It's **relocating reserved parking spaces in the north lot**.
+ **A pedestrian path will be available** so you can walk to and from the tunnels connecting to the train platforms.
+ **The elevator to the north platform remains available**. The elevator to the south platform is currently under construction. **An accessibility ramp is available** for you to use to reach the south platform. Look for signs to help guide you to and from your platform.
+ Expect a series of closures in the north lot during construction "until the end of 2022", meaning as late as **December 31**, 2022.
+ GO is **closing part of the south lot** on Hurontario Street. It's **closing part of the east side and the northern half** of the parking lot.
+ It's also **closing the stairs from Hurontario Street into the south parking lot** during construction.
+ It's **relocating some of the reserved parking spaces in the south lot**.
+ The south half of the south lot is currently closed for the winter.
+ Construction will not impact sidewalks or entrances for passengers in the south parking lot.
^ *Click to enlarge*.
Also, starting "this month (Feb.)" -- perhaps as early as Monday **February 8** -- crews start **protecting and removing trees and shrubs**.
Crews are **installing plywood fencing around trees** in the area to protect them from construction debris. They intend to protect as many trees as possible. However, they will remove trees that they can't protect. But local bylaws require Metrolinx to replace any trees as a part of the final landscaping of the area.
Construction in the Port Credit GO Station parking lots continues "until 2023", meaning as late as **December 31**, 2023.
Metrolinx is also **enhancing safety features** at **Port Credit GO Station**, as part of **the GO Expansion Program**.
[Since Monday, **January 18**](/archives/weblog/2021/01/18-port_credi.shtml), contractors have been **installing tactile yellow tiles** on the north edge of the south platform overnight, to remind you how far back to stand.
Tile installation does not affect how you board or exit from trains.
Overnight construction to install platform-edge tiles continues "until later [this] month", meaning as late as **until February 28**.
[Since Monday, **January 11**](/archives/weblog/2021/01/08-port_credi.shtml), GO has **closed the south platform elevator**, while crews upgrade the device.
+ Use the ramp at the northwest corner of the south parking lot by the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas (or "Kiss and Ride) to get to the south platform.
+ After crews finish upgrading the south platform elevator, they start upgrading the island platform elevator.
[Since Thursday, **December 2**](/archives/weblog/2020/12/02-port_credi.shtml), GO has **closed the stairs** between the bus loop and the south platform. Contractors are using this space to create a new accessibility ramp beside the stairs. Instead, use the tunnels at the station building to get to the train platforms. You can also use the ramp at the northwest corner of the south parking lot by the by the passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or "Kiss and Ride") to get to the south platform.
GO is closing the stairs **until further notice**.
GO has also temporarily **removed the [PRESTO](http://www.prestocard.ca/) fare-payment device** on the **west side of the stairs** (between the bus loop and the south platform) **until further notice**.
It's also temporarily **removed the digital screen displaying trip information and the PRESTO fare-payment device** on the **east side of the stairs** (also between the bus loop and the south platform). Crews will put the machines in place when they finish building the west ramp construction "in spring 2021", meaning the device is out of service as late as **until June 30**.
PRESTO fare-payment devices are available in the station building and on the ramp at the northwest corner of the south parking lot by the Kiss and Ride. Digital screens are available on the train platforms and in the GO station building.
Since Tuesday, **October 27**, crews have been **installing tactile yellow safety tiles** on the **north side of the island platform** overnight nightly. The tiles remind passengers how far back to safely stand from the edge of the platform. This will not affect how you board or exit from trains at Port Credit.
When crews have completed the north side of the island platform, they'll start working on the south side. GO says, "Please be careful around construction equipment until work is complete on the island platform". Construction continues until "winter 2021", meaning as late as **until March 31**.
[Since Monday, **September 14**](/archives/weblog/2020/09/13-port_credi.shtml), GO has been building a new accessible ramp connecting the bus terminal to the south train platform. This temporarily affects how you access buses at the station. **The work zone blocks platform 8 in the terminal**. MiWay is relocating the stop for **northbound** buses along the 8 **Cawthra** route and **eastbound** buses along the 23 **Lakeshore** route **to platform 5**.
[Since Tuesday, **August 4**](/archives/weblog/2020/08/04-port_credi.shtml) GO has **closed 15 parking spaces** in the southwest lot **near Stavebank Road North**, so crews can store construction material for ongoing construction at Port Credit GO.
Metrolinx and GO **plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service [along the Lakeshore West line](http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/lakeshorewest-go-expansion.aspx)**, as part of their **[GO Expansion Program](http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/go-expansion.aspx)** (formerly "[regional express rail](/archives/weblog/2014/04/17-ontario_go.shtml)").
This article first appeared on transittoronto.ca
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