Aldershot GO Station

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For the railway station in England, see Aldershot railway station.
Aldershot
GO Station and Via Rail station
AldershotGOStation.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1199 Waterdown Road
Burlington, Ontario
Coordinates 43°18′48″N 79°51′20″W / 43.31333°N 79.85556°W / 43.31333; -79.85556Coordinates: 43°18′48″N 79°51′20″W / 43.31333°N 79.85556°W / 43.31333; -79.85556
Connections
Structure type Station building with a waiting room and public washroom
Platforms 2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking 1619 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: ALGO
Amtrak:AST
Fare zone 17
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   Via Rail   Following station
toward Windsor
Windsor–Toronto
toward Toronto
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Maple Leaf
toward Toronto
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Terminus
Lakeshore West

Aldershot GO Station is a railway station and bus station used by Via Rail and GO Transit, located at Highway 403 and Waterdown Road in the Aldershot community of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Services[edit]

This is the western terminus of the Lakeshore West line train service in off-peak hours, with buses continuing on from here to Hamilton GO Centre and the McMaster University Bus Terminal. Eight trains (four in each direction) continue on to Hamilton during peak hours. Some rush-hour trains terminate at Burlington GO Station and GO buses connecting to these trips stop here as well.[1]

Aldershot serves Burlington and Hamilton on Via Rail's Quebec City-Windsor Corridor routes between Toronto and Windsor, and the joint Via-Amtrak Maple Leaf train, connecting Toronto and New York through Niagara Falls.

Burlington Transit bus route 1 Plains operates through this station,[2] between Burlington GO Station and downtown Hamilton.[3] Hamilton Street Railway bus route 18 Waterdown provides peak hour, weekday service to Waterdown.[4]

History[edit]

GTR station in 1910 with the sign showing "Waterdown"

The first railway station built here was originally named Waterdown, due to its location on Waterdown Road. The Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a rail line from Guelph Junction to Hamilton in 1912 and built a station in the neighbouring town of Waterdown,[5] with the station here subsequently renamed after the community of Aldershot, where it is situated.

The Great Western Railway established the line between Niagara Falls and Toronto in 1856, with that company being purchased in 1882 by the Grand Trunk Railway which merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1920.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 15-18 Lakeshore West GO Train and Bus Schedule
  2. ^ Burlington Transit bus stop location at Aldershot GO station
  3. ^ Burlington Transit: 1/1X Plains schedule
  4. ^ Hamilton Street Railway: 18 Waterdown schedule
  5. ^ "July 1, 1912: The opening of the railway in Waterdown". Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society. Retrieved March 2014. "At the beginning of the project, Waterdown was not even going to be given access to the railway – there was no station planned within the Village. Eventually there were two - Waterdown North near Parkside Drive, and Waterdown South near Dundas Street" 

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