Spur Line Trail; Region of Waterloo, ON

The Spur Line Trail is located in the Region of Waterloo and is a 2.4 km long off-road multi- use trail that runs adjacent to an active rail corridor and connects Uptown Waterloo with Downtown Kitchener and the Kitchener GO Station. Although only a limited number of trains operate at night at slow speeds, the rail corridor was the guiding force in the design and implementation of the multi-use trail.
The space adjacent to the rail line had been used informally as a connection through town. Funding from Metrolinx enabled the Region
to develop a formal, high-quality pathway that allowed more users to pass along it comfortably and conveniently.