Waterloo region to hold ION public consultation in Preston on March 20

The Grand River Transit's ION LRT section of rail on King Street West near Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

For those who wish to voice their opinion or learn more about the planned extension of ION to Cambridge, the region of Waterloo will be holding a public consultation on March 20.

Last June, the region endorsed the preferred route between Shantz Hill Road and Eagle Street North at William Street in Cambridge. This decision was subject to further evaluation.

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Since then, the route has been looked at further and refinements will be presented at the public consultation session.

The informal session will be at Preston Memorial Auditorium from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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The region launched ION bus service to Cambridge in September 2015 with the idea of eventually having LRT connect all three major cities in Waterloo region via the network.

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The ION LRT is expected to launch in spring of 2019, months behind schedule.

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