Aldershot GO Station
GO Station and Via Rail station
|Address||1199 Waterdown Road
|Structure type||Station building with a waiting room and public washroom|
|Platforms||2 side platforms, 1 island platform|
|Station code||GO Transit: ALGO
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.
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, between Burlington GO Station and downtown Hamilton. Hamilton Street Railway bus route 18 Waterdown provides peak hour, weekday service to 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, 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.
- Table 15-18 Lakeshore West GO Train and Bus Schedule
- Burlington Transit bus stop location at Aldershot GO station
- Burlington Transit: 1/1X Plains schedule
- Hamilton Street Railway: 18 Waterdown schedule
- "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
- Media related to Aldershot GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Aldershot GO Station
- Via Rail station page for Aldershot GO Station
- Aldershot Via Rail & GO Transit Station (Canada RailGuide—TrainWeb)